A brand-new Jurassic Coast running event is being launched in west Dorset next month.

Run Jurassic, organised by White Star Running in collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust, will be a three-day event which aims to be the official Jurassic Coast Running Festival.

Featuring an ultra-marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k and a 3k kids’ race, Run Jurassic takes place from September 27 to 29 at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park in Burton Bradstock.

As well as the routes for the various races taking in spectacular Jurassic Coast scenery, including Golden Cap, West Bay and Chesil Beach, a percentage of income from the event will go towards supporting the Jurassic Coast Trust’s work in looking after the World Heritage Site.

As part of Run Jurassic, the Jurassic Coast Trust is encouraging participants to register as official JCT fundraisers. This group will have a target of £220 each to raise before the end of September and will each receive a special Run Jurassic pack, including t-shirt and personalised thank you card from the trust.

Donations from these runners will go towards the trust’s work in protecting and engaging people with the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Places on the ultra and half marathon races have already sold out, so registering as a JCT fundraiser is the only way you can make it onto those distances.

To register and for more information, visit jurassiccoast.org/run-jurassic-2019

Lucy Culkin from the Jurassic Coast Trust said: “The Jurassic Coast Trust is very excited about our first Run Jurassic running festival. We expect it to be a fabulous weekend celebrating everything that’s special about our World Heritage Site.

“We encourage both seasoned runners and new participants to come along and have a go - it’s a great way to build health and fitness while having a brilliant time.

“We are tremendously grateful to White Star Running for their support. The income we raised from our official Jurassic Coast Trust fundraisers at Run Jurassic is incredibly important towards our work in protecting and engaging people with the World Heritage Site.”

To find out more about Run Jurassic, contact Guy Kerr of the Jurassic Coast Trust at guy.kerr@jurassiccoast.org or call either 01308 807000 or 07904 990207.