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

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Route description
Route description

All routes will start and finish from St Giles House, Wimborne and wind through the heart of the 6000 acre estate. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of compact gravel, woodland trail sections, farm tracks, grass and tarmac.

Full Marathon

Elevation: Undulating

A stunning 2 lap multi-terrain course running through the heart of the St Giles Estate. A blend of surfaces including compact gravel, trail, farm tracks, grass and small areas of tarmac surfaces. With far reaching views across rural Dorset the route returns past the estate lake/waterfall and into the epic 1km tree lined finish straight and across the finish line in front of St Giles House.

Half Marathon

Elevation: Undulating

A stunning multi-terrain course running through the heart of the St Giles Estate. A blend of surfaces including compact gravel, trail, farm tracks, grass and small areas of tarmac surfaces. With far reaching views across rural Dorset the route returns past the estate lake/waterfall and into the epic 1k tree lined finish straight and across the finish line in front of St Giles House.

10K

Elevation: Undulating

A stunning multi-terrain course running through the heart of the St Giles Estate. A blend of surfaces including compact gravel, trail, farm tracks, grass and small areas of tarmac surfaces. With far reaching views across rural Dorset the route returns past the estate lake/waterfall and into the epic tree lined finish straight and across the finish line in front of St Giles House.

5K

Elevation: Gentle climb before downhill all the way to the finish line.

A stunning multi-terrain course running through the heart of the St Giles Estate. A blend of surfaces including forest trail, farm grass and small areas of tarmac surfaces. The route pass’s the estate lake/waterfall and into the epic 1k tree lined finish straight and across the finish line in front of St Giles House.

Woodland Walk

The woodland walk follows the route of the 5k, winding through stunning St Giles Estate with beautiful views. A rare chance to access this beautiful gem! The walk will be led by Kevin and Janet our lovely walk leaders who will make sure you find your way safely back to the Race Village to pick up your well earned medal and T Shirt!

Lynda
Star
4.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
This has to be the best half marathon course I have run, would like to do the marathon. The getting to the venue would put me off going again, although I probably will. I stayed overnight close by to get there early and would rather have driven down on the day.
Barbara
Star
4.3
Did the Marathon in 2019
Fantastic event marred slightly by stalls not taking credit cards and traffic problems. Would recommend for all abilities.
Sarah
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
I can’t fault this event. This was my first half marathon and I wanted a memorable place and I certainly got that! The organisation was incredible- faultless and the atmosphere was superb. From the volunteers, the organisers the runners ourselves and the crowds. E retune was so lovely, friendly, helpful and wow the stunning router was just divine. There were plenty of water stops and directions were clear. They put funny signs up to spur us on and I just loved it all. A day to remember and I would definitely recommend this.
Simon
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really nice run with great scenery and fantastic atmosphere - great first run for those stepping up from 5K to 10K's
Wendy
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Loads of marshals, great atmosphere, very friendly, environmentally friendly, great course - challenging in places, beautiful scenery
4.8
5 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
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Logistics and schedule

Friday 24th

  • Acoustic Sounds – Main Stage (Times TBC)
  • Camping
  • Food Outlets

Saturday 25th

  • 5K
  • Full Marathon
  • Race Village Open
  • Main Band (Times TBC)
  • Camping
  • Food Outlets
  • Fireworks

Sunday 26th

  • 10K
  • Half Marathon
  • Race Village Open
  • Camping
  • Food Outlets
Spectators

Due to the changing restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the organiser has yet to confirm whether or not spectators and dogs will be able to attend the race village. This will be determined closer to the time.

How to get there

St Giles House, Wimborne BH21 5NA, UK

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By Road From: New Forest / Bournemouth (A31) From the A31, take the exit for Verwood onto the B3081. This is easy to miss!

Drive north to and straight through Verwood, crossing over the roundabouts. On leaving Verwood you will cross a small bridge and pass a golf course on your left. Take the third road on the left signposted to Shaftesbury and Cranborne. This is still the B3081

Follow this road to the end and then turn right onto the B3078

Take the first road on the left, back on to the B3081

Please park as directed. There are no parking charges.

From: Salisbury or Blandford (A354) Please use the Sixpenny Handley roundabout and head south on the B3081 to Cranborne.Continue for 3 miles. After a sharp bend to the right, ignoring the turning on the left, take the next left on the B3081 and follow the signs. Please park as directed; there are no parking charges.

From: Wimborne (A3078) Head north on the B3078 for approximately 9 miles, ignoring the first sign to Wimborne St Giles. Turn left onto the B3081 signposted to Shaftesbury and Wimborne St Giles. Follow signs and park as directed. There are no parking charges.

By Rail Driving times from the following local railway stations:

Salisbury, 30mins (16 miles) Bournemouth, 38mins (21 miles) Poole, 37mins (16.5 miles) Southampton, 48mins (32 miles)

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be a shuttle bus available at the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Unfortunately there is no Shuttle Bus service to St Giles House for 2021.
FAQ
What are the age restrictions for the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
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 race entry page for further detail.
FAQ
Can I use headphones at the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
The New Forest Marathon Team follow UKA standards and strongly advise that you DO NOT wear in ear headphones or use audio devices during the race for your own safety, especially on road sections. However, they endorse the use of Aftershokz and similar bone conduction headphones as these provides a safe solution allowing participants to hear their surroundings as well as their music. In 2021 although NOT RECOMMENDED, there will be no disqualification for use of audio devices.
FAQ
Will there be somewhere I can leave my bag while I race in the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Due to the changing restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the organiser cannot confirm whether or not a bag drop will be available. More information on this will be available closer to the event
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Marathon
10:00am Sat 25th Sep 2021
Half Marathon
12:00pm Sun 26th Sep 2021
10k
9:00am Sun 26th Sep 2021
5k
9:00am Sat 25th Sep 2021
Junior 5k (11-16 yrs)
9:00am Sat 25th Sep 2021
Child 5k (8-10 yrs)
9:00am Sat 25th Sep 2021
Woodland Walk
9:15am Sat 25th Sep 2021

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