There's nothing better than taking part in a coastal run on a fresh Autumn morning. The course provides a few challenging hills but, for the most part, it's about the scenery, which includes a run along Bournemouth and Bosworth piers. Run in this festival to earn your medal, t-shirt and goody bag.
Half Marathons in Bournemouth, South West
The festival incorporates an ultra race (50km +), marathon, half marathon, 10km and childrens races over the weekend all along the Jurassic Coast. In partnership with the Jurassic Coast Trust this is the official Jurassic Coast Running Festival that will showcase the amazing coastline Dorset has to offer.
The Stur Half, organized by the Dorset Doddlers takes place this year on Sunday, 4th August and will be part of the Dorset Road Race League.
The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst 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 Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.
White Star Running are organising an exciting new race along the world famous Jurassic Coast.
The festival incorporates an ultra race (50km+), marathon, half marathon, 10km and childrens races over the weekend all along the Jurassic Coast. In partnership with the Jurassic Coast Trust, this is the official Jurassic Coast Running Festival that will showcase the amazing coastline Dorset has to offer.
The Camelot Challenge is a half marathon open to walkers or runners. Launched in 2013.
Given World Heritage status in 2001, The Jurassic Coast Path through Dorset is quite simply unique. This is the only location on the planet where in a few short hours of trail running you will travel through a few million years of earth time - all with the ocean as a glorious backdrop. Oh yes, and those years are represented in hills...
Come and join us for our Dorset 10K, half marathon, marathon, ultra and ultra PLUS courses a tough trail runner's paradise.
The Solent Half is our half marathon held in the Autumn. The event has been going for over 30 years.It is a friendly race with up to 500 entries and a lovely course winding through the New Forest around Exbury and along the Solent shore at Lepe. There are stunning views of the forest and rugged coastline looking out to the Isle of Wight.
f you are looking for a marathon which is off road, picturesque and challenging then running the Clarendon is the ultimate. Our route takes you from Salisbury to Winchester along the ancient Clarendon Way with a few extra turns here and there to make up a full 26.2 miles. More than 90% is off road, with the trail following country tracks and paths - many of which have not changed since being travelled by the ancient Kings and Queens of England.
In addition to the full marathon distance, we also have a half marathon event and this year we are also introducing a mini run of just 5 miles. If you want to join us but are not able to run the full course, please feel welcome to get a team of 4 together and run in a relay or enter the mini and run in with us for the last 5 miles.
The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heath-land, forest trails and native ponies.
What better place to experience trail running, regardless of experience, we actively encourage new runners to our events and with no cut offs all you need do is worry about being ready for the event.
Now in its 5th Year, this popular Seaside half marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery, history and the opportunity to set a pb on a pretty flat 13.1 mile course. Runners will complete a traffic free, fast course and take in a historical and scenic tour of Weymouths dramatic past and landscape through the town, harbour, sea front and Lodmoor Country Park.
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