Probably the most scenic 10k I have ever done.
JC10k is not for profit and all proceeds from the race go to FORCE Cancer Charity, a wonderful local charity that has played a vital role in local cancer services for over 20 years.
Everyone who works on event gives up their time, experience and enthusiasm for free.
Held for the first year in 2015 there will be a children’s run held at 10:30am again this year.
There is no entry fee for this though a suggested donation of £5 a runner which will go to Richard’s Wish http://www.richardswish.
There will be 4 categories:
- Under 3’s 20m dash
- Under 5’s 20m dash
- Under 10’s 100m sprint
- Under 15’s 100m sprint
The fun run will hopefully be FUN and not timed please do not enter your children if you expect a professional or serious run.
Jane Newman, a well known local runner and professional physiotherapist, had the idea of establishing a charity run in the beautiful settings of River Otter a long time ago.
The seed may well have been sown on the first walk down the river with her grandfather before her legs could run on their own.
Since that first ‘potter down the Otter’ she has walked, run and jogged in the area more times than she can remember.
In 2005 her idea became a reality and the Jurassic Coast 10k was born.
JC10k has grown year on year in popularity and the JC10k team are very proud of its success. The special nature of the event means that runners from all ages and runners of all standards enter.
The run capacity is 300 so we would recommend getting your entry forms in early to avoid disappointment. Applications will not be accepted on the day!
The course offers something for everyone, but perhaps not a best shot at a personal best… Not only are there “tough climbs and descents” (or ‘challenging climbs’ as Jane puts it), but there are beautiful stretches along river and coastal paths where runners can take in the fantastic views and landscape of the Jurassic Coast.
The team behind the run are all volunteers. On race day the team grows to include a large number of additional volunteer helpers with responsibilities ranging from cooking perfect burgers to marshalling the course to handing out medals.
If you would like help please have a look at our volunteer page.
This background makes for a very fun and friendly day which everyone enjoys.
Jane lives and works in in Devon and runs Peak Physio at David Lloyd Leisure, Exeter.
The route is multi-terrain along the seafront, river and coast paths and rural lanes. There will be distance markers every 2km and a water station at 5km.
‘A must do race! Organisation MUCH better than some of the bigger events I have entered, great value. Am planning next years holiday around this race!’
Course Personal Bests
0:33:18, James Mcmullan
0:37:34, Malcolm Bayer
0:37:45, Jason Drew
Female, and Female Veteran
0:38:04, Lucy MacAlister
0:46:14, Emily Walton