Bournemouth Marathon Festival

09 Oct 2021 (Sat)

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21.10km, 5km, 10km

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

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The Bournemouth marathon festival has races for all ages and abilities, half marathon and of course the full marathon via our affiliate charity marathon places now. Be part of history by entering the inaugural Bournemouth marathon festival!If you’re still not sure and need a little more convincing why not read a few of the 2013 future runner’s comments here!

Stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole will be on show as the south coast is home to a new international marathon for the first time.  The perfect environment has produced the natural environment for “running as it should be”.The Bournemouth marathon festival is also a chance to make a difference to other people’s lives by raising money for charity.  Macmillan cancer support is the Bournemouth marathon festival official charity but there are hundreds of affiliated charities to choose to run for.

Course Highlights

Marathon

The Bournemouth Marathon starts in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 9 on the coastal marathon route. Standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at mile 14 you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum which is situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea. You then continue to run along the seafront, taking in the breathtaking Boscombe Pier, at mile 12 & 16. As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier for the second time, you know you’re on the home stretch. The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. As you continue your run west towards Lower Gardens at mile 18, you then head towards Poole’s Natural Harbour which is the largest in Europe before taking in the last few miles along the stunning sea front and finishing in Lower Gardens.

Half Marathon

The Bournemouth half marathon route follows the full marathon route, starting in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 6 – standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at around mile 8, you run along the breathtaking Boscombe Pier. The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. You then run past Lower Gardens at mile 10 before the final home stretch along the stunning coastal seafront and a grandstand finish.

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