Marathons in South West

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SEP1
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Andover Trail Marathon
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

26.2 miles of everything North Hampshire has to offer from thigh burning climbs with a maximum elevation of 280 m to long fast down hill section taking in the the views of the beautiful meadows and valleys.

£35
Andover Trail Marathon
SEP15
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Purbeck Running Festival

Nice Work are pleased to be helping stage the 2019 Purbeck Outdoor Weekend including the Purbeck Running Festival.

NEW for 2019 In addition to the Purbeck Marathon and 16 Mile race, we are pleased to be adding three more events to the weekend. For the first time there will be a choice of Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, 10k and 5k!

Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast has spectacular history, landscapes and views and has been home to The Purbeck Marathon for the last three years and now we have The Purbeck 16! A step up from a half marathon with the same fantastic scenery and big hills!

Taking place on the 14th September this series of events brings runners from all over the region.

The courses are challenging however the scenic routes make it all worth while!

£10 - £50
Purbeck Running Festival
SEP22
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
OCT4
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Atlantic Coast Challenge
Upton Towans, South West, United Kingdom

The more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastlines in Britain.

Dare to complete 1, 2 or 3 days. Every Atlantic Coast Challenge starter receives an event T-shirt and every finisher receives a classic challenge medal and Cornish Pasty. Monday morning proof to your work colleagues or family that you completed the toughest 3-day Votwo challenge!

£60 - £410
Atlantic Coast Challenge
DEC1
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The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)

Lets kick off the festive celebrations for the second year with our own Turkey Trot. Starting at Portchester Castle, our festive event is a multi lap, trail race, taking in views across Fareham Creek and the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour.

£19
The Turkey & Tinsel Trot (CX)
DEC8
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£21
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
JUN29
Midnight Mountain Marathon

This is no ordinary marathon. It's a tough, beautiful, off-road event, through forests, over streams, past waterfalls and up mountains, with the added task of running into the night. With a start time of 5.30pm, the aim is to finish before midnight. And with Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and a few others in the way, that maybe not as easy as it sounds.

£30 - £135
Midnight Mountain Marathon
JUN30
North Devon AONB Marathon

This is a Marathon and Half set amongst what is truly one of the UK most breathtaking areas of outstanding natural beauty, boasting fantastic views of the coast as well. Both courses are demanding, with plenty of steep climbs to challenge even the fittest and most experienced long distance runners.

£37 - £49
North Devon AONB Marathon
JUL4
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Love Trails Festival

Love Trails Festival is a music, running, adventure and wellbeing festival. From the main stage, an eclectic mix of iconic and new artists soundtrack three jam-packed days feat. running adventures, talks, workshops, yoga, hot tubs and more! The backdrop is pristine beaches, tidal islands, woodland and coastal paths surrounding the festival site.

£39 - £139
Love Trails Festival
JUL5
Weekend at the Races

We return to Moreton Equestrian and estate for a big weekend of running set in the beautiful countryside of Moreton, near Dorchester. Demanding trails and a unique area to run where no else is allowed so you are spesh right?

£35
Weekend at the Races
JUL7
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The Wales Marathon

Run along the dramatic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in this one of a kind marathon perfect for all levels. You don't need to worry about traffic or beeping horns as the route will be closed just for runners. Best yet, you'll be treated like a star with the events' infamous red carpet finish and cheering crowds!

Marathon and Half Marathon options available.

£40 - £50
The Wales Marathon
AUG11
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

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.

£13 - £31
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs
AUG18
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August

A fast out and back course with lots of PB potential through Bath's Combe Down and Devonshire Tunnels - disused railway tunnels which until 2013 were sealed and inaccessible. This unique and truly special race takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, and also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!

£8 - £60
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August
SEP7
Crafty Fox

We are starting and finishing in the village of Ansty bang middle of Darzzet. In the bottom of a valleythats the critical wordbottom. Now we have a fantastic pair of routes for you 2 lap marathon and 1 lap half

$27.50 - $39.50
Crafty Fox
SEP8
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

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!

£15 - £47
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
SEP29
The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon & Half Marathon

Welcome to the 2018 Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon 30th September 2018

The 2018 Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon follows on from the very successful 2017 edition of the event in which we made changes to the course. For full reviews of our new course and event check out our Facebook reviews.

The Marathon will leave at 9 am and head down the north side of the river first; this means tackling the airbase at Mile 7-9 before heading back to Barnstaple for the start of the second half which will visit Fremington and Yelland.

The Half Marathon is the same as previously and starts at 10 am. It then heads through Barnstaple and onto the Tarka trail towards Fremington.

We hope that these changes will ensure that the Marathon is a success and encourages more people to enter.

For the last 3 years, this race has sold out, we anticipate this happening this year too. Therefore if you want to run in either of the races, you will need to enter now!

£24 - £30
The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon & Half Marathon
OCT5
Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Stunning seaside views, a chance to run on two piers, and a spectacular finish make this event one to remember. Runners will get the chance to feel the crisp sea air, with all routes spending at least a portion of their route along the beautiful coastline. A European Athletic 5 star event, runners can expect accurate chip timing, a finishers medal and a fantastic running experience.

£17.50 - £53.50
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
OCT6
Isle of Wight Marathon

A brand new course (first used 2013) of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island.These are the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes.

£21 - £24
Isle of Wight Marathon
OCT13
Eden Project Marathon

Cornwalls biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside.

A firm fixture in the running calendar, the Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon offers hilly multi-terrain courses around the famous site, following a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.

We created the course through Cornwall's dramatic Clay Country not only to offer a unique sporting experience for runners nationwide, but to showcase the unique region on our doorstep. The idea came from a conversation with the local St Austell Running Club, whose commitment, enthusiasm and passion have been invaluable in putting on the event.

The Marathon is just one of the many ways Eden aims to act as a catalyst for economic growth in the local region. If we could build this place, in a former clay pit, surely together we can all take on even bigger challenges

£30 - £37
Eden Project Marathon
OCT20
Abingdon Marathon

The marathon entry has grown over the years but has an entry limit of 1,200 again this year. We expect this number to be reached by the beginning of April, well before the closing date, so make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Abingdon Marathon will again incorporate the following championship events: Oxfordshire County Marathon Championships and Army AA Marathon Championships. In addition, the event has also hosted the Twin Towns competition where we have always extended a big welcome to our friends from overseas, especially from Argentina, France, Abingdons twin town.

£46 - £48
Abingdon Marathon
NOV9
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

£33 - £66
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower
NOV16
Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra

The Beacons Ultra is a mere 46ish mile mixed trail/mountain/canal/road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons in the middle of November, when climatic conditions can vary quite considerably. In the events 11 year history the race has taken place in everything from sparkling Sunshine through to minus 8 degrees, with obligatory rain and mist thrown in to remind the athletes that they are running in Wales in all its glory.

£31 - £47
Beacons Trail Marathon & Ultra
NOV30
Endurancelife Jurassic Quarter – Dorset

The Jurassic Quarter is an undulating 46 mile Ultra Marathon along the South West Coast Path in the UK. The course covers almost half of England's only natural World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast.

The task is brutally simple: to run non-stop from Portland Bill Lighthouse to the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast at Old Harry Rocks.

This challenge can be undertaken as a solo, relay team of two (pair) or relay of four (quad). The atmosphere is of keen and friendly rivalry.

Following 46 miles of mesmerising coastline, there are innumerable steep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner's rush. Be under no mistake, every runner must be well prepared both mentally and physically.

£33 - £66
Endurancelife Jurassic Quarter – Dorset
NOV30
Endurancelife Dorset Marathon

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.

£33 - £77
Endurancelife Dorset Marathon
JAN19
Gloucester Marathon, Half Marathon and 50K

On what is a largely flat and traffic-free course with entirely closed roads except for two sections on the route. The course has been changed so its now a faster loop starting and finishing on School Lane Quedgeley. Race HQ is at Severnvale Sports Centre the route takes runners through the wonderfully scenic parish of Haresfield and Colethrop village.

£30 - £47
Gloucester Marathon, Half Marathon and 50K
JUN22
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Tsunami Ocean Trails

A Tidal Wave of Trail Running. The TSUNAMI series of trail races is due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline this summer.

Weve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward Ho! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 16 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles).

Weve procured the iconic Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathonuphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. Its a tidal wave of endurance trail running.

Booking Closed
Tsunami Ocean Trails
OCT6
Clarendon Marathon

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.

Clarendon Marathon
OCT13
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Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
Burton Bradstock, South West, United Kingdom

The marathon will return in 2018, still based at the home of Ciderology, the fantastic Bredy cider farm on the edge of Burton Bradstock, where you can camp the night before if you wish. (You must book through Bredy farm)

With parking close by and the start within 50 meters of the Cider bar, its something to look forward to at the end (as long as someone else is driving!). Its also a great place for your family to relax as you do all the work.

The routes are on nice quiet country roads, with aid stations on route and our as always welcoming environment, we want everyone to finish the marathon who starts and if you can manage 7 hours and under then #PUSHYOURLIMITS and enter now.

Booking Closed
Burton Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
NOV3
Cornish Marathon

The Cornish Marathon is Cornwall's only all road marathon. It began in 1984 and originally started out from Saltash following the A38 and A390 to Lostwithiel. It started out as a wager between two organisers John Foster and Stephen Henderson that one could run faster than the other. Despite being run for charity, only 27 runners took the plunge, the winner managing 2.29 minutes and 15 secs, something to make all race winners this millenium envious. 78 runners turned out the next year and in 1987 it was handed over to East Cornwall Harriers.

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Cornish Marathon

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What you need to know about Marathons

The marathon is the benchmark for any runner. Its history stretches back to the Ancient Greeks, and it now includes all the world’s most iconic running races. At 26.2 miles, it’s a massive test of physical and mental resilience. If it’s a PB you’re after, you can choose a fast, flat city course, or else go for a more challenging trail run in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

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