Participants in this year's race

The Stickler Course Records:

Men’s Record – 00:59:27
set by Mark Croasdale in 1997

Ladies Record – 01:08:21
Ruth Barnes
of Avon Valley Runners



Sturminster Newton's
Community Leisure Centre

James's Cheese

Welcome to the home of 'The Stickler'
The Dorset 3 Peaks Challenge

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A friendly and popular running race organised by the Dorset Doddlers.
It features over 1500ft of climbing across three peaks of Dorset: Okeford Hill,
Hod Hill and Hambledon Hill (and of course not forgetting the infamous
and self named ‘Stickle Path’).

This year’s race will be the 24th running of the event, and if the growing interest in event continues will be another record breaking year.

Whether you are a returning runner or new to experience this well-loved event, we look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 28th October 2018.


Runners’ World users score this race as 93% in terms
of overall satisfaction and previous year's runners commented...

“This race is worth doing just for the view on top of okeford hill
looking out over north Dorset”

“Best off-road race in Dorset, hard as nails, well organised excellent value.”

“Brilliantly organised as usual and a lovely course, see you next year.”

“Seemed more entrants this year so perhaps word of mouth is spreading”

“thanks for an awesome race - couldn't believe I hadn't been back for 4 yrs!”

“Very enjoyable, tough hilly race with wonderful scenery and plenty of mud as well.”

“Will always want to do this race!”

“Excellent race as ever and one to look out for next year.”

“Great organisation as well with mile markers and plenty of marshals.”


Download the route of the course




Please note that we are an
the atmosphere of the race!



Don't forget our half marathon, the Stur Half is on Sunday 5th August 2018 - visit www.sturhalf.co.uk for more details

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