Speed of Light 5k

speed of light 5k

Standard entries close on Wednesday 9th September at 5pm!

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Date:  Saturday 3rd October 2015

Start time: The 5k will start at 7pm. 

Age limit:  11 years and older

Price: There are various entry options, please click here to be taken to them. Entries may close early if the race reaches entry capacity. 

Route:  Starting on Bournemouth Prom and finishing near the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Hub in the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route takes in the Bournemouth Pier. This race takes place at dusk with the emphasis on light around the route.


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!  

speed of light 5k runnersEntry benefits: Each runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan, great medal, results posted on their my details account within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience. Runners will receive their L.E.D armband when they enter their starting pen ready for the race.

Note: we encourage entrants and spectators to wear fluorescent clothing on race night to enhance the visual spectacle of the speed of light!

Event chip timing: Timings for all races will be recorded using a chip timing system - your timing chip will be embedded into your running number.

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.

Baggage: There will be a baggage drop off point available for runners at the start/finish area. This will be clearly marked in your final details documents and signage will guide you there on the morning of the race. 

bournemouth pier lit up purpleAccommodation: 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.