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

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The New Forest is one of the most beautiful place's to run in the UK. With so many race options anyone can get involved in this truly awesome event. The courses are stunningly scenic with the blend of forest enclosures. The organiser's have planned the event to give you a true New Forest Experience.
C-19 Plan
New Forest Marathon has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 11th Sep 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

4.8
5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Lynda C
"This has to be the best half marathon course I have run, would like to do the..."

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Barbara S
"Fantastic event marred slightly by stalls not taking credit cards and traffic..."

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Sarah K
"I can’t fault this event. This was my first half marathon and I wanted a..."
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How to enter the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
  3. Junior 1.5k (Ages 5+)

    Run 1.5km
  4. 10k

    Run 10km
  5. 5k

    Run 5km

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

All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground 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!

The 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon are mostly flat with a mixture of gravel, some small trail sections, and tarmac roads. The Marathon will be one loop, with a mostly flat first section, and transitions to slightly undulating along the second half.

Event Details

  • Drink stations
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • Race Village
  • Prizes for race winners, and age category leaders
  • Toilets

Schedule:

09:00 Marathon Start

09:55 Half Marathon Start

10:20 10k Start

10:35 5k Start

Race Packs

All race packs will be sent out in the post to entrants approximately 2 weeks before the event date to ensure they arrive in plenty of time for the event.

NB: Please ensure your registered address is your correct address as this is where your race packs will be sent.

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.

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 to run this special and unique event, you will allow many fantastic groups, organisations and local good causes to benefit via the 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.

There are a number of volunteering opportunities available, with options below:

  • New Forest Marathon Race Village
  • Course Marshal
  • Driver
  • Finish Support Team
  • Junior Race
  • Pre-event Support
  • Post-event Team

If you are interested in joining the volunteer crew please contact the organiser here with your preferred options: https://www.newforestmarathon.co.uk/contact-us/

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a shuttle bus available at the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
This has yet to be determined by the organiser and will likely be dependent on the COVID-19 restrictions at the time. This will be decided closer to the event.
How old do I have to be to take part in the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Entrants must be the following ages on race day to enter each event: 18 and over for the Marathon, 17 and over for the Half Marathon, 15 and over for the 10k, and 11 and over for the 5k. Juniors between 8-10 years old can enter the 5k if they are accompanied by an adult.
Do I need to collect my race pack before the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
No, race packs will be posted to entrants approximately 2 weeks before the event to ensure they arrive in good time for race day.
Can I use headphones at the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Although strongly discouraged, headphones are allowed at the New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k. Please ensure you can hear your surroundings while wearing them.
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

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New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k reviews (5)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • 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.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Fantastic event marred slightly by stalls not taking credit cards and traffic problems. Would recommend for all abilities.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Did the event in 2019

    Loads of marshals, great atmosphere, very friendly, environmentally friendly, great course - challenging in places, beautiful scenery
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