Purbeck 10k

COVID-19 Important Update

We are currently reviewing the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the potential impact on our race.

With many things to order and arrange behind the scene and suppliers to work with it's not an easy task, but we are in active conversations at the moment about our 10k event.

We are not making a decision just yet and more information will be shared in due course.

We will post updates here and through the race Facebook page where you can post any questions you have and I will get back to you.

Matt Coggins

Race Director


The Purbeck 10k 2020

The Purbeck 10k 2020 will be held on Friday 26th June at 7:30pm. The picturesque rural undulating course takes in stunning views of Corfe Castle and surrounding heathland. With no big hills, PB’s are frequently recorded year on year.

Every year the race supports a chosen charity and thanks to your support in 2019 we will be donating £2,000 to Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community.

For the 2020 Purbeck 10k we will be supporting two charities: Friends of Swanage Hospital and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

We are excited that our race is included in the Dorset Road Running League and also proud to host the Dorset County Championship 10k.

Keep up to date on latest news before the event by liking our facebook page . Full race information will be e-mailed to entrants in early June, two weeks before the event.


UPDATE: In the light of the message above we are currently not taking any new entries.

Entries fees are:
£15.50 affiliated
£17.50 non-affiliated
Please note FullOnSport also charge a small admin fee.

If you require a paper entry form, then please contact us via the contact page on this website. A £5 admin charge applies to all paper entries.

Runners must be 15 years or older on race day. Unfortunately, the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, dogs or buggies. Accompanying cyclists are not permitted. Personal headphones / earpieces are NOT allowed. You will be disqualified if you are found wearing them.

All finishers will receive a race memento. Prizes will be awarded to first 3 male and female winners, and 5 year age category winners.


We allow race transfers via FullOnSport. Deadline for transfers TBC.

DRRL & County Championship

The race has been selected as part of the 2020 DRRL & Dorset County Championships. To be eligible for the County Championships, you must either:
- Be born in Dorset
- Have nine months continuous residence in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.
- Have nine months service in HM Forces stationed in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.
Please note – No athlete is allowed to compete in the Championships of more than one County in any one nine month period.

Race Day

There will be a new race village and Race HQ for 2020 located near Norden Park & Ride, Corfe Castle, BH20 5DW. There will be plenty of free parking a 2 minute walk from race village. The parking and race village will be clearly sign posted when you arrive. Our new race village will include refreshments, so please bring some change with you and make an evening of it!

The race is fully chip-timed and results will be able to be viewed live on the results screen at Race HQ.

The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, is not permitted.

Course Information

The event is accurately measured (SEAA Course Measurement Certificate Number pending) and licenced by UK Athletics (license number pending), with your results uploaded to Run Britain and Power of 10.

The out and back route takes you from race village, to Arne and back. Course map and elevation profile below:

Course Records

Can you beat the Course Records? Women’s 36:59, by Serena O’Connor (Poole Runners) in 2016, and Men’s 30:56 by Jake Smith (Axe Valley Runners) in 2018.

Race Partners

Once again, Albury and Hall are also proudly supporting the race.

Whether you wish to buy or sell, Albury & Hall will offer you a friendly approachable personalised service that is tailored to suit your needs. Please visit http://www.alburyandhall.co.uk for more information

Once again Ellis Jones Solicitors are supporting our race – please head to https://www.ellisjones.co.uk for full service legal advice and assistance.


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