Portland Coastal Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k


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This stunning coastal run takes runners along the Portland section of the South West Coastal Path. There will be sea views the whole way and plenty of fresh air, as well as a bespoke finisher's medal for your efforts.
Half Marathon, Marathon, and 10k
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Sun, 7 Nov 2021
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Portland, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hamm Beach Rd, Portland DT5 1SA, UK
Start times
Sun, 7 Nov 2021
10:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Portland Coastal Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k
£22.00 - £24.00
Half Marathon
£32.00 - £34.00
£42.00 - £44.00
Route information
All three routes follow the stunning Portland section of the South West Coastal Path and are self-navigating. With checkpoints and feed stations dotted along the way, you'll stay hydrated and on-track the whole way.
What's included
  • Portland Coastal Marathon bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Printed route map for navigation
  • Chip Timing
  • Free Professional Race Photos
  • Portland Coastal Marathon Buff'thingy
How to get there
Hamm Beach Rd, Portland DT5 1SA, UK
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There will be parking at the event.
Event day logistics
07:30 Registration opens
09:00 Marathon starts
09:30 Half Marathon starts
10:00 10k starts
Kit List
Marathon & Half Marathon entrants must bring the following kit to the event. If entrants do not bring this kit they will not be allowed to participate.
  • Drink container(s) of 500ml capacity or greater
  • Windproof jacket - waterproof is advisable
  • Emergency nutrition (a gel, energy bar, some sweets, etc.)
  • Head covering (hat, multi-use covering, hood)
  • Mobile phone, waterproofed in a bag, charged, on, and with volume up
  • Foil blanket or full-sized bin liner
  • Whistle
  • SMALL First aid kit, including tape (micropore, zinc oxide, flexible, or similar) plasters blister plasters small wound dressing (absorbent pad with a gauze bandage)
How do I find the race photos from the Portland Coastal Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k?
Photos will be available on the events facebook page after the race.
Is there somewhere I can park at the Portland Coastal Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k?
Yes, there will be parking at the event.
Do I have to bring any specific kit to the Portland Coastal Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k?
Half Marathon and Marathon runners have a mandatory kit list they must bring. Please see raceday logistics for a full list.
24 reviews
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Fantastic trail course - expect hills and rocky paths! Scenery was nice, aided by good weather, which is not always the case in this area. Parking was easy; great sheltered start in the National Sailing Academy hanger so kept warm and out of the wind; course well marshalled; good refreshments at drink stations; nice medal and buff afterwards. Definitely a race for next year.
Did the 10k in 2021
500ft climb after 1K is what this is all about! Then great views to the East and then of Chesil beach on the way back! Beware the lack of marshalls on the course (you are warned!) - follow the perimeter pavements of the (second!) prison then fork right down the footpath when the roundabout sign appears! Half-marathon next time! Follows the whole circumference of the island!
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Well organized event with stunning scenery a challenging route second time iv done it and would do it again
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Well organised race with great scenery and a challenging route. Would definitely do this race again!
Did the race in 2018
The only thing I would say is that make sure the half marathon mandatory kit on the website matches the race brief because I went with the website as a quick reference and no foil blanket is mentioned. If I was given a spot check I was ready to defend myself.
Did the race in 2018
Everything was amazing!!!...except the station: almost invisible, very little food and drinks, little help, not always checked on the bib. The idea of eco friendly no plastic is excellent but requires more organisation to still look like and be a station!!But again, apart from that, great job of the Marshall, and great venue at start and finish!!
Did the race in 2018
I've been training for long distance for around 4 months now but the terrain and weather conditions on this run really challenged me and loved it :) Great scenery and awesome location. Will be recommending this to people.
Did the race in 2018
One of the toughest races I have done but really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere, fab Marshall's, stunning views. Very well organised. Nice t shirt and buff. My only complaint is that I now have to come back next year to get the left foot medal.
Did the race in 2018
A real challenge of a course with tough, steep climbs and tricky twisting descents as well as a little mud (although not as much as I expected bearing in mind the heavy rain of the day before) made for a great day out. The 6 mile road and track section is the only reason I didn't give the course 5 stars but perhaps I'm being a bit picky. Everything from arrival, number collection through the race brief and kit check went very smoothly. The facilities in the National Sailng Academy were excellent and the fact that the race is able to start 'indoors' was a real blessing with a biting NorthWind meaning that it was a tough day to be hanging around outside.After a gentle start the route hit a hard climb up to the Verne and then looped around the prison (past the excellent and quite excitable marshals) before a twisty decent to the coast path which gradually became more technical with plenty of rocks to skip over (or avoid). This was followed by a climb back up to a brief road section and then some quite fast steps back down to more rocks and then the 'sprint' to the lighthouse at the tip of the Bill. From there it was a long steady climb along the grassy track (into the biting wind this year) and then a bit more road, a quarry with more supportive marshals and then the steep descent to the middle road section and the turn around point.The start of the return leg was marked by the arrival of the Half Marathon runners who started behind the marathon with the opportunity for encouragement given and received before the steep climb back to the top of the Island and the chance to experience the great scenery in reverse (except this time on tired legs).Overall the atmosphere could not have been better with brilliant Marshals and and really well marked course. It's clear that BustinSkin have put a lot into making this a great event.
Did the race in 2018
Chris BI tackled the marathon went the whole hog , always fancied running the race . Must say I thoroughly enjoyed it , terrific atmosphere, well organized event , brilliant marshall`s on site . Marvellous Medal, T shirt and goody bag . Well done to the all the people concerned running the show .
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Does anyone know if this is definitely going ahead this year? I am a new runner and have tried contacting the organisers by phone and email for advice but can't seem to get a response? Does anyone have any other contact details? Thank you.
Victoria Lane
Does anyone know if this is definitely going ahead? I'm a new runner and have tried contacting the organisers by phone and email for a bit of advice but I just can't seem to get a response? Does anyone have any other contact info? Thank you.
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