running as it should be. entries for 2015 are now open!
date: sunday 4th october 2015
start time: 10am at kings park drive, bournemouth, bh7 6jd
age limit: 18 years and over.
price: there are various entry options, please click here to be taken to them.
route: running as it should be. beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the boscombe and bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish.
run for charity: Why not run for one of our Affiliate Charities? Your chosen charity will support you all the way, from the day you enter to the moment you cross the finish line. Click here to find out more!
entry benefits: each runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, 16 week training plan based on your fitness level, great medal, results posted your my details account within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience.
finish area: reunion area, charity village, merchandise and catering, a great buzz and cheering crowd will be at the finish area around bournemouth pier and lower gardens
results: a full list of results will be published online, right here on the results page of the event website, following the races on October 3rd and 4th, 2015. Full and final results will also be made available to relevant parties for the purposes of verification for other events or for the updating of ranking systems. Results from previous Bournemouth Marathon Festivals are also available on this page.
course time limit: the bournemouth marathon will operate a strict maximum cut off time of 6 hours 30 minutes for all participants. the marathon is a serious athletics endurance race which requires a large amount of appropriate training and preparation in order to complete it safely. therefore we strongly discourage participants who do not intend to complete the course within this time limit. any athlete who does not complete the course in 6 hours 30 minutes will not be permitted to complete the race and will not receive a result. a sweeper bus follows the race at 6 hour 30 minute pace and if you are passed by the sweep bus at any point and for any reason, you will be asked to get onto the bus which will transport you back to the finish area at the earliest possible opportunity. if you decide not to get onto the sweep bus, your running number is recorded and you are removed from the race, from this point onwards you will be continuing independently of the event and at your own risk. you will be recorded as a dnf within the results of the event.
baggage: runners will be able to drop their baggage off at the baggage trucks at the start area and these will be transported to the finish area for you to pick up after you have finished your race.
hydration stations: hydration stations will be positioned approximately 5kms apart. bottles of water and high5 energygels will be available. toilets will be available at all hydration stations.
accommodation: if you are looking to book accommodation in bournemouth for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information.
photographs: our official race photographers are marathon photo. you will receive a link to their website following the race.
in the interest of safety: the race director and the emergency services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. these would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.