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

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Event summary

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.

How to enter

What's included:

  • Drink stations
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • Race Village
  • Prizes for race winners, and age category leaders
  • Toilets
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What people think
4.8
5 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
Frequently asked questions
Route description
Route description

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.

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
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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
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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
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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

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.

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.

Volunteers

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're interested in signing up then follow the link here:

https://lets-do-this.typeform.com/to/jcfjO1LA#eventid=61778

How to get there

New Park, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH, UK

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Address: New Park Showground, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH

For the quickest route, participants are encouraged 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 and take the A326
  • At signaled junction take 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

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 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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
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
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Marathon
9:00am Sun 12th Sep 2021
Half Marathon
9:55am Sun 12th Sep 2021
Junior 1.5k (Ages 5+)
10:15am Sun 12th Sep 2021
10k
10:20am Sun 12th Sep 2021
5k
10:35am Sun 12th Sep 2021
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