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Old Harry Ultra


55km Ultra Marathon
For Solo Runners, Walkers, and Teams

2nd October 2022


A Multi-Terrain Ultra Marathon around Poole Harbour


Badger Trail Events takes you on a journey around Europe's largest natural harbour,

via a multi-terrain route which includes Historic Quaysides, a Country Park, Forestry trails,

farmland, old villages, ancient Saxon town walls, riverside paths, old roads,

wild heathland, and sandy dunes. 


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

You can enter as a solo runner, walker, or as a relay team of 2 or 4 

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 Paye day every year.) 


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

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About the Event

The Old Harry Ultra is our BRAND NEW event and is a bit different from our others.

Firstly, there's a lot more road. Secondly there's a lot less hills (maximum of 400m elevation in total!)
It's a journey around the harbour from one side of the Sandbanks chain ferry crossing to the other
(the long way round!)

There will be a flexible start time. 
The start area opens at SUNRISE on 2nd October 2022 (07:09am) at Sandbanks Peninsula seashore
(look out for the pirate flag!)

You then have up to an hour to cross the start line (until 08:09am) and begin your journey.

You need to reach the finish 55km away by SUNSET which is 18:43 (6:43pm) - this gives you up to approx 11.5 hours to complete the event. The finish is at Shell bay car park Studland. 

Because of the nature of the route there is no parking field, public car parks are available at the start or finish.

The start area has limited space so we expect to post Race Numbers (TBC). 

The route is split into 4 main sections:

1. Harbour/Quayside - (start to Aid 1) - 12.5km (10km tarmac / 2.5km flat trail)

2. Town/Forest - (Aid 1 to Aid 2) - 14.5km (1.5km flat trail / 6km tarmac paths / 7km trail)
3. Forest/Farmland/River - (Aid 2 to Aid 3) - 16km (a mix of 15km trail and 2km tarmac; the longest being 1km)

4. Heathland/Dunes/Beach (Aid 3 to FINISH) - 12.5km (All trail apart from 2 short bits of tarmac and some sand)

These sections also form the relay legs.

There are 3 fully stocked aid stations, one at the end of each section, plus post race refreshment at the finish. 

There will also be 4 small self-service water stations, 1 in each section.



There may even be a treasure map for those that want to join in some fun ;-) 

Canicross runners are welcome but you must be confidant that your dog can complete the distance, and you must have third party insurance for your dog

About the Event
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Sunday ​2nd October 2022,
START time flexible from Sunrise 07:09 to 08:09

Cut off approx 11.5 hours (by Sunset 18:43) 

START: Sandbanks Peninsula Beach BH13 8QJ
FINISH: Shell bay Car Park BH19 3BA


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

The Event is CUPLESS 

3 fully stocked aid stations, 4 interim water stations, Finisher Medals, Chip Timing, First Aid, Post Race refreshment, and route maps/gpx are all included in your entry fee. Event tshirts are £10 extra. 


All profits to Julia's House Childrens Hospice

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Shiver me Timbers there's only

The Old Harry Ultra

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