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Diverse Abilities

Jo Gladwell
01202 718266

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Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018

Put one foot in front of each other, support children and adults with disabilities in Dorset. 

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a speed of lightning runner we would welcome you to join our Running Team!


About Diverse Abilities - Dorset’s disability charity

Diverse Abilities Plus was founded 60 years ago by a wonderful family in Bournemouth after their child was born with cerebral palsy.  Since then the charity has grown to support over 700 children, young people and adults in Dorset every year, with physical and learning disabilities. 

Langside School - 28 children attend the school, all of whom have complex medical conditions and disabilities and none of whom can communicate verbally.

Children’s Team -Alongside this the Children’s Team provides a respite home to offer short breaks, a home care team who will pop in for a few hours or even stay awake all night with a child, after school clubs and school holiday play opportunities in towns across Dorset, plus support for parents.

Support for Adults -Our Day Opportunities Centre and Supported Living Team are there to make sure that people are able to do all the things that you and I take for granted, we just help them to do what they want to.

Advice and Support -help many people to find the support they need and are entitled to quickly and efficiently. 

Diverse Abilities – Bournemouth Marathon Run Packages

These are Charity assured places.  Your registration fee has been absorbed into the minimum sponsorship and by entering, you commit to raising the specified minimum amount. 

Full Marathon - Sunday 7th Oct 2018

Age: 18 years and above    Minimum Sponsorship: £ 450

Half Marathon - Sunday 7th Oct 2018

Age: 17 years and above   Minimum Sponsorship: £250

Supersonic 10k – Sat 6th Oct 2018

Age: 15 years and above    Minimum Sponsorship: £150

Supernova 5kSat 6th Oct 2018

Age: 11 years and above   Minimum Sponsorship: £75

Junior Race 2K – Sat 6th Oct 2018

Age:  11 years -14 years    Minimum Sponsorship: £30

Junior Race 1.5k – Sat 6th Oct 2018

Age:   6 years -10 years     Minimum Sponsorship: £30



If you have your own place for any of the above races, you will still receive all the benefits as our own charity places, but there will be no minimum fundraising pledge. Simply let us know you have registered for your own place and raise as much money as you can for Diverse Abilities.


Process of entryFirstly register with the Bournemouth Marathon.  Only at this point, will you have secured your place for the Bournemouth Marathon. Once your place is confirmed, Diverse Abilities will send you a welcome email and your fundraising pack.  We will then support you every step of the way.


Benefits of running with the Diverse Abilities Team

§  Fundraising advice and support from when you sign up to when you cross the finish line!

§  Fundraising pack including sponsor forms and running vest 

§  Most importantly you will have the knowledge that you are helping to support children/adults with disabilities in Dorset 


Any questions?   If you have any questions about this event then please do not hesitate to contact Lauren onTel 01202 718266 or email: lauren.mccullough@diverseabilities.org.uk  



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Apply for a Charity Entry

You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our Charity Runner FAQs.

Please click on the event you would like to participate in:

2018 Bournemouth Marathon Festival
   - 2018 Bournemouth Marathon >
   - 2018 Bournemouth Half Marathon >
   - 2018 BMF Supersonic 10K >
   - 2018 BMF Supernova 5K >
   - 2018 BMF 2K Junior Race >
   - 2018 BMF 1.5K Junior Race >
   - 2018 BMF Junior 5K >
   - 2018 BMF Kids Kilometre >

Already have your Own Entry?

If you already have your Own Entry, you can pledge to fundraise for Diverse Abilities via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.

Registered Charity Number in England and Wales 282397


Please click here to view our Charity Runner FAQs