Bourne to run!

Stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show as the South Coast is home to an international marathon. This is the perfect natural environment for “running as it should be”. Be a part of it!

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB. With 6 races to choose from there is something for all abilities, so if you don’t feel up to running a full marathon, then why not enter the half marathon, supersonic 10k or speed of light 5k? There are also junior races for the kids, so enter now and get the whole family involved!

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BMF has been awarded an IAAF bronze awardGlobal award for the Bournemouth Marathon!

Two local runners were painted entirely in bronze to mark a prestigious award to the Bournemouth Marathon Festival (BMF) on Wednesday 28 January.

BMF has been given Bronze label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – the world governing body for running – in recognition of the high quality of the event, which will host only its third ever edition this year on 3-4 October. Read more...

Make a stay of it!

Bournemouth Marathon Festival is delighted to advise that our sister hotel booking company,, has a selection of quality accommodation throughout the area over race weekend, bringing excellent value discounted rates for runners and spectators in self-catering and 3, 4, and 5 star accommodation. official hotels

A study has shown that people really are happier by the sea! So why not make the most of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and and bring the family and stay for the whole weekend to enjoy the sultry micro climate, healthy fresh air and some well deserved r&r. 

There is so much to do and see in Bournemouth and Poole so why not bring the family/friends

CLICK HERE for accommodation offers!