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Welcome to Bournemouth

The 2016 Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October. 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!

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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 marathonsupersonic 10k or supernova 5k? There are also junior races for the kids, so why not get the whole family involved!

Opportunity to represent your country with England Athletics! 

We have partnered up with England Athletics to create a unique opportunity for England Athletics registered runners to qualify to represent their country at Masters age group level.

Starting in Autumn 2016, England Athletics registered athletes who are competing in the Bournemouth Marathon can earn the right to represent England in a target marathon in Autumn 2017

Find out more here.


IAAF Bronze Label

Bournemouth now among top races in UK!

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival has been given Bronze label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – the world governing body for running! It is one of only 4 other races in the UK to have been given the accreditation. 

The awards puts the Bournemouth Marathon Festival among the top races in the UK and recognises the high quality of the event, which will host the fourth edition of the event on the 1-2nd October 2016.