The North Dorset Village Marathon

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Push your limits in Dorset's only road marathon. Great for keen runners looking to take on their next challenge, the course meanders through the picturesque Dorset countryside. Come for the scenic surroundings or for that all-important finisher's medal.
Participants
Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 3 May 2020
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LocationPin
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Sturminster Newton High School, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DT, UK
Start times
Sun, 3 May 2020
Marathon:
8:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The North Dorset Village Marathon
Marathon
Distance
44km
£36.00 - £38.00
Route information
This marathon constitutes the fifth race in the 2020 Dorset Race League and is et to be a great event. The event has also been chosen to host the Dorset County Championship race for the marathon and is the only road marathon in Dorset.
There will be a cut-off time of 6 1/2 hours and all runners who are on this threshold will be offered to retire, however are more than welcome to finish the race but at their own risk.
If you wish the enter the Dorset County Championship then you must be a specific criteria, which is detailed below:
- Born in Dorset
- Nine months continuous residence in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.
- Nine months service in HM Forces stationed in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.
- No athlete is allowed to compete in the Championships of more than one County in any one nine month period.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Age category prizes
  • Post race roast (please purchase a ticket which reflects which roast you wish to have)
  • Live music
  • Prize giving ceremony
  • Event t-shirt
  • Free finish line beer or cider
  • Well stacked water stations (sweets/food/coke)
  • Ability to drop off own drinks at station
Train
How to get there
Sturminster Newton High School, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DT, UK
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**Address: Sturminster Newton High School, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DT, UK
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Car: There will be car parking available onsite.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
0700: Registration opens
0830: Marathon begins
13:00: 1st Prize-giving
All race numbers will be collected on the morning of the event. Please aim to arrive at least 45 minutes prior the marathon to ensure there is ample time to complete the registration process.
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Dorset Doddlers
The Dorset Doddlers have been running around in circles since 1983. The club was originally formed by a small group of runners who had just completed their first London Marathon and now has well over 100 members.
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Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and cheer runners over the finish line. Afterwards, enjoy the prize-giving ceremony and the post-race after party.
FAQs
What does The North Dorset Village Marathon after party include?
After the race, there will be a hog roast - with vegetarian/vegan options available - which will be served at the school. This is included within your entrance fee. When registering, please ensure that you include your dietary restrictions and which food option you would like (hog roast, vegetarian roast, or vegan roast).
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What is the age limit for The North Dorset Village Marathon?
As per UK Athletics requirements, all entrants must be aged 18+ on the day of the race.
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When do online entries close for The North Dorset Village Marathon?
Entries shut on the 30th April or when the 400 limit is reached. Please note, there will be no race day entrants.
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What is the eligibility for the Dorset County Championship?
All entrants into the championship must meet the criteria outlined below: - Born in Dorset - Nine months continuous residence in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race. - Nine months service in HM Forces stationed in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race. - No athlete is allowed to compete in the Championships of more than one County in any one nine month period.
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What does The North Dorset Village Marathon after party include?
After the race, there will be a hog roast - with vegetarian/vegan options available - which will be served at the school. This is included within your entrance fee.When registering, please ensure that you purchase a ticket including which roast you would like and include any other necessary dietary requirement in the booking form e.g. 'Gluten Free'.
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What is the age limit for The North Dorset Village Marathon?
As per UK Athletics requirements, all entrants must be aged 18+ on the day of the race.
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When do online entries close for The North Dorset Village Marathon?
Entries shut on the 30th April or when the 400 limit is reached. Please note, there will be no race day entrants.
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What is the eligibility for the Dorset County Championship?
All entrants into the championship must meet the criteria outlined below:- Born in Dorset- Nine months continuous residence in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.- Nine months service in HM Forces stationed in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.- No athlete is allowed to compete in the Championships of more than one County in any one nine month period.
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