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New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sun 8th Sep 2019
New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, UK

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Tickets £15–£47

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The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    Sun 8th Sep 2019
    £47
    Tickets available
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Sun 8th Sep 2019
    £37
    Tickets available
  3. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sun 8th Sep 2019
    £26
    Tickets available
  4. 5k

    Run 5km
    Sun 8th Sep 2019
    £15–£19
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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Course Details

Extensive planning and testing has gone into the routes to offer a true New Forest experience. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

Raceday Logistics

You can pick up your race pack from New Park Showground (Race Village) on:

Friday 6th September 4pm – 9pm

Saturday 7th September 10am – 7pm

Sunday 8th September 6am – onwards

There will be an option to collect your pack on race day, however we strongly encourage you, if at all possible to collect these prior to the event to save time on the day.

RACE PACKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE REGISTRATION MARQUEE IN THE RACE VILLAGE, ADDRESS:

The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QH

Travel

By Road

For the quickest route, we would encourage you to use the directions below and NOT the A337 from Cadnam to Lyndhurst.

From East (London, Winchester, Southampton)

Leave the M3 at junction 13 joining the M27 signposted West.

Leave M27 at Junction 2

Take A326

At signaled junction take A35 to Lyndhurst

Enter Lyndhurst

At Lyndhurst bear left to Brockenhurst (A35)

Keep in left hand lane and continue forward onto Gosport Lane A337 signposted Lymington

Continue forward for 3km and the Showground is on your right

From West (Dorchester, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Poole)

Follow A31 signposted Ringwood and then Southampton

Branch left off the A31 just before joining the M27 signposted Lyndhurst

At roundabout take 3rd exit, still on the A31 signposted Cadnam

At roundabout take 2nd exit onto the A336 signposted Totton, Netley Marsh

Continue to Netley Marsh

Turn right onto the A326

At signaled Junction take the A35 to Lyndhurst

At Lyndhurst bear left to Brockenhurst (A35)

Keep in left hand lane and continue forward onto Gosport Lane A337 signposted Lymington

Continue forward for 3km and the Showground is on your right

By Rail

There are regular trains from London, Bournemouth, Southampton and Lymington to Brockenhurst station

By Shuttle Bus

A New Forest Marathon Shuttle Bus will operate from Brockenhurst Railway Station to New Park (Race Village/Start/Finish) throughout the day. The Shuttle Bus timetable and prices will be available soon.

By Bus

There are regular services from Bournemouth, Southampton and Lymington.

By Bicycle

Anyone wishing to travel to New Park Farm Showground by bicycle can do so.

Spectators

A short walk away from the car park there are two good locations to view the runners:

Half Marathon/Full Marathon: On foot, turn right out of the carpark on Brockenhurst high street, walk through the village centre, then turn right onto Rhinefield Road. Continue up this road until you reach Beechern Wood Car Park. There is open forest in which to view (10 mins walk ) This point is mile 9.5 (Half Marathon/Full Marathon) and also mile 24 (Full Marathon).

Full Marathon: Turn right through village centre and turn left onto Burley Road. There’s a green area on the left hand side with plenty of room to watch the runners rather than staying on the road. This point is mile 10.5 where the runners will cross the road and take a track through the forest toward Brockenhurst primary school (Full Marathon).

Volunteers

Registration is NOW OPEN to sign up and join New Forest Marathon Race Crew for 2019!

If you are supporting us for the first time, welcome aboard and to those of you who are returning, thank you – we really appreciate your support. The difference you make to the event is priceless. If you want to help create something spectacular in 2019 and play a part in making a difference to many participants, local groups and good causes, then you are in the right place!

With our event starting and finishing at the New Park Farm, Brockenhurst, we have lots of exciting volunteer roles to choose from. If you’re got the spark to inspire every runner or the passion to support individuals and families to achieve something amazing, we’d love you to join us. Please see the information below:

Individuals signing up to our Race Crew will receive a New Forest Marathon Race 2019 T Shirt to wear on the day and a parking permit. To thank you for all your hard work you will also receive a Lunch Voucher that can be redeemed in the Race Village at one of the chosen vendors.

If you are a community group volunteering on the day, you are our inspiration, thank you! We encourage you to apply to the New Forest Marathon Community Fund so we can say thank you by giving back to your organisation and inspiring/supporting new projects within the New Forest and surrounding area. By helping out you are not only benefiting yourself, but also helping the many other fantastic organisations and good causes which shape our community in the forest. The Marathon has a long history of supporting groups like yours and we want to see this grow from strength to strength.

Whether you are a member of our Race Crew, or a local group; volunteering at the New Forest Marathon is a great thing to do. It is so inspiring seeing so many people achieve personal goals in such stunning surroundings. By helping us to run this special and unique event, you will allow many fantastic groups, organisations and local good causes to benefit via our New Forest Marathon Community Fund.

On the day please bring plenty of big smiles and buckets of enthusiasm for everyone taking part, from the juniors running 1.5k to those completing the 26.2 miles through the forest everyone needs encouragement.

We look forward to hearing from you and making this special event memorable for everyone.

FAQs

Where do I park my car when arriving on race day?

New Park Showground has extensive parking on site so there’s plenty of room for everyone. We ask for a small fee of £5 per car to park all day.

Is there a shuttle bus operating from Brockenhurst Railway Station to the Race Village?

Yes we have a New Forest Marathon Shuttle Bus operating from Brockenhurst Railway Station to New Park Showground (Race Village) on Sunday September 8th. The shuttle bus timetable and prices for 8th September 2019 will be available soon.

Can I enter if I am not a member of a team or club?

Yes of course, one of our aims is to encourage as many people to be active as possible. We know that the New Forest has the highest percentage of active people but also the highest proportion of obesity in the county. It is imperative to us to offer events that so runners of all levels can enjoy the beautiful New Forest. There are training guides found on the training zone section of this site for all distances. You will find this particularly useful if you are a new runner. We have support from NHS Choices who have supplied excellent content guiding you from your first steps to 5k and beyond.

You certainly don’t need to be a member of a running club, or an official team, in order to participate in our races. Simply leave the ‘Team/Club Name’ blank on the entry form and run as an unattached runner. If you are unattached or your club is not affiliated to UK Athletics you pay a slightly higher entry fee which makes sure you are properly insured for this event.

How old do I have to be to compete?

On race day you must be 18 years or over to run the full marathon and 17 years or over to run the half marathon. For the 10k 15 years or over and the 5k 11 years or over. However for those Juniors who are 8yrs – 10yrs they can enter the 5k if accompanied by an adult, see entry page for further detail. The Junior Race 1k is open to 5 years upwards and the Junior 200m to any age as we wish to inspire everyone to take part including buggies and parents.

Is there more than one 5k Race?

There is only one New Forest Marathon 5k Race which includes Junior 8yrs-10yrs, Junior 11yrs-16yrs and Adults. All start at the same time.

Will New Forest Marathon accept any late entries on race day?

All entries must be received online and with payment in full, by 1st August 2019 as stated on the entry form. However, if space allows we will do our best to find a solution. We reserve the right to close entries if a race is Sold Out before this date. The 2017 and 2018 events were a complete sell out.

When and where can I collect my race pack?

Race packs containing all necessary information, T-shirt, race number, safety pins, baggage sticker and race magazine will be available for collection on Friday 6th September 4pm – 9pm and Saturday 7th September 10am – 8pm. For those of you travelling from further afield you can collect your pack on race day, Sunday 8th September , however we strongly encourage you if your local or it is at all possible to collect these prior to the event to save time on the day and ease the pressure on our registration team.

ALL RACE PACKS SHOULD BE COLLECTED FROM: THE REGISTRATION MARQUEE, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QH

Are there toilets on the routes?

Yes to put your mind at ease there are a number of toilets on the routes. Toilets are located at the following parts of the course which can be found by looking at the course profiles section:

Start – Race Village (All events), 4.5 miles – Ornamental Drive Car Park (10k, Half and Full), 6.5 miles – Ornamental Drive Car Park (10k, Half and Full), 13.5 miles – Sway Village Hall (Full only), 20 miles – Wilverley Car Park (Full Only)

Is there somewhere to leave our baggage on Race Day?

We have a large baggage area where you can leave one bag if you are running in any of the events. When you collect your Race Pack you will find a colour coded baggage sticker in your pack, simply fix to your bag and hand it to the team in the baggage area of your event . When you return this number corresponds to your race number and they will return your bag.

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    Ruth M29th Mar
    Good morning Am I allowed to run the new forest half marathon with a buggy?

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    Steph E29th Mar
    Hi there. You are more than welcome to run with a buggie at the half marathon.

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