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2013 race photos (including festival logo):

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media stories:

August 2014: RNLI fundraiser Steve Gill running 52 half marathons in 52 weeks

Steve Gill, 45, from Beaconsfield is making the Bournemouth Marathon Festival part of his world record attempt to run 52 half-marathons in 52 weeks in the fastest collective time, all to raise funds for the RNLI. read more...

August 2014: Go for glow-ry!

One of the big success stories of the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival last year was the Speed of Light 5k race which sold out. This year’s event on Saturday 4 October promises to build on this success, offering runners an awesome, unrivalled running experience. read more...

August 2014: school kids urged to take part!

aspiring young athletes from bournemouth and the surrounding area are being urged to don their trackies and trainers for the bournemouth marathon festival’s junior races – and to raise money for a host of children’s charities as well use this as a great way to keep fit over the summer. read more...

July 2014: elites confirmed for 2014 bournemouth marathon

Please some of the world's fastest marathon runners will race along the promenade and jurassic seafront of bournemouth and poole on Sunday 5 October. read more...

July 2014: Four events. Two days. One incredible fundraiser! 

joe elliott, 27, an estate agent from basildon, essex has set an ambitious race against time to complete all four adult races, running a total of 48 miles during the two-day 2014 bournemouth marathon festival to raise funds for macmillan cancer support. read more...

Men's Fitness - sub 3-hour marathon 

Essential Guide to Marathon Running - bournemouth marathon 2013 report

Essential Guide to Marathon Running Men's Fitness

-bournemouth_marathon_2013_winner_-_ebisa_merga.jpgoctober 2013: bournemouth marathon festival 2013 press release:

the uk’s newest marathon was at the heart of a spectacular sporting weekend as thousands of runners today took part in the first bournemouth marathon festival.

in glorious sunshine, runners from more than 30 countries enjoyed stunning sea views as they set off  on the 26.2 mile course which includes bournemouth pier at the centre of seven miles of golden sand. they included super-fit ebisa merga who won the inaugural marathon, racing to the finish line in a time of 2 hours and 16 minutes and 42 seconds during the two-day running festival. the 25-year-old from ethiopia was elated to set the course record benchmark which runners in future years will have to follow. read more... 

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july 2013: bournemouth marathon festival plans huge human light show!

bournemouth marathon festival runners and spectators are being urged to help create a massive “human light show” on the first night of the weekend-long event in october. read more...

february 2013: 101-year-old athlete launches first bournemouth marathon festival 

the first-ever bournemouth marathon festival, believed to be the only event of its kind in the uk, was officially launched by record-breaking runner fauja singh – at the ripe old age of 101 years. read more...

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