Old Harry Ultra - Sunday 2nd 07:00 - Sunday 2nd October 2022 18:45

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Old Harry Ultra

Before you enter Old Harry Ultra

A Multi-Terrain Ultra Marathon around Poole Harbour

Badger Trail Events takes you on a journey right round Europe's largest natural harbour, including Historic Quay-sides, a Country Park, Forestry trails, farmland, old villages, ancient Saxon town walls, riverside paths, old roads, wild heathland, and sandy dunes. 

The event opens at Sunrise (07:09am) on Sunday 2nd October 2022 
at Sandbanks Beach BH13 8QJ
You then have up to an hour to cross the start line and begin your journey (until 08:09am)
You need to complete your journey before the sun sets (6:43pm) which gives up to approx 11.5 hours cut off time. 
The finish is at Shell Bay car park 

Solo Runners & Walkers £55
Teams of 2 £65, Teams of 4 £80

(note: Teams can be booked initially by captain then team members emailed later to fill in their own details) 

The Event is CUPLESS 

3 fully stocked aid stations (+ 4 interim water top up stations), Finisher Medals, Chip Timing, First Aid, Post Race refreshment, and route maps/gpx are all included in your entry fee. Event t-shirts are £10 extra. 

ALL PROFITS from the event will be donated to Julias House Children's Hospice

Main Aid stations approx distances: 
Aid 1: 12km 
Aid 2: 27km 
Aid 3: 43km

Sections / Relay Legs approx distances and terrain 
Start to Aid 1: 12.5km (10km tarmac / 2.5km flat trail) 
Aid 1 to Aid 2: 14.5km (1.5km flat trail / 6km tarmac / 7km trail) 
Aid 2 to Aid 3: 16km (a mix of 15km trail and 2km tarmac, the longest being 1km) 
Aid 3 to Finish: 12.5km (all trail apart from 2 short bits of tarmac; and some sand!) 

Minimum Kit: 
Solo runners and walkers - collapsible/re-usable cup, working mobile phone, emergency snacks, minimum 250ml water, clothing appropriate to the weather. 
Relay teams - collapsible/re-usable cup, working mobile phone; for teams of 2 we recommend emergency snacks and water too. 

Drop Bags: there will be a drop bag area at the start and we will transport your bags to the finish for you. We will only take drop bags to the finish area; If you are in a relay team we are unable to take bags to the end of relay legs, you will need to organise that with your team members. 

Canicross entries are welcome but please make sure your dog is experienced in running the distance you have chosen, especially on tarmac. Please see our canicross specific rules on the event website for more details. 

As this is a charity event Deferrals are not available (except in the case of a postponed event), however, Transfers to another person are available up to 14 days before the event. 

Car parking is available in public car parks at the start and the finish as as such we are not responsible for the parking charges. 
Sandbanks Car park near the start is 24HR but can be expensive 
The car park at the finish in Studland is cheaper and is run by the National Trust and so will be free if you are a member. They will be arranging to open it at 7am for us. 

(Be aware that the start and finish are separated by a trip on the Chain Ferry (free to pedestrians from Studland to Sandbanks), and approx 800m walk from the ferry. The first crossing from Studland to Sandbanks is at 07:10am.) 

public toilets are available near the start and will be opened early for us at 6.30am 
public toilets are available near Aid 1
a portable toilet will be available at Aid 2 
public toilets are available at the finish area. 
There are some public toilets at a few places along the route - we will try to list these on your final race instructions. 

Old Harry Ultra has been taken offline by the event organiser. For further information please contact the event organiser directly.

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About Old Harry Ultra

The Old Harry Ultra is a 55km Ultra Marathon for solo runners, walkers and relay teams, with ALL PROFITS going to the Julia's House Children's Hospice Charity.

The multi-terrain route takes you all the way around the spectacular Poole Harbour (Europe's largest natural Harbour), taking in sights such as the historic Poole Quay, Holes Bay nature reserve, Upton Country Park, the picturesque Wareham Forest, the old Saxon town of Wareham and its walls, the wild Purbeck Heaths, and the beautiful sands of Studland Beach.

The event is named after Harry Paye who was born around 1360 and died in 1419.

In-between, he was a pirate and an adventurer.

From his hometown of Poole...Old Harry sailed far and wide

in search of treasure and glory to bring back home.

(To this day the people of Poole celebrate Harry Paye day every year.) 

Run or walk 55km for your own treasure and glory...


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Julia's House

Registration Number: 1067125