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EVENT DETAILS

The Bournemouth Half Marathon course follows the Full Marathon route, taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along this coastal route. This is running as it should be!
  • Sunday 2nd October
  • Start time: 8am
  • Price: £30.50/32.50
  • Age: 17 years or over
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£ 32.50 per person
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£ 30.50 per person
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  • @RunBournemouth you did a great job. Fab organisation. Stunning scenery. Inspiring to see so many different people loving their running!

    Naomi Johns
  • @RunBournemouth best half marathon that I have run. Great atmosphere, great support, great medals. Just great around.

    Neil Solanki
  • Fabulous weekend, brilliant organisation, well marshalled cheery and so encouraging and enjoyed every moment. Will be back. Runners were amazing and would be crazy not to include this one on their next year's race event itinerary. Well done to everyone!

    Phil Davey
  • Crowds and marshals were the best I've ever seen today, well done to everyone involved, fantastic! Water station crews amazing as welll.

    Andrea Ellwood

BOURNEMOUTH HALF MARATHON ROUTE

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.
King’s Park Athletics Centre
An impressive all-weather facility, with a full range of track and field equipment available to hire.  It’s home to the Bournemouth Athletics Club and hosts regular competitions and events. The centre includes an all weather track, cross country course, weights room and a throws area.  You can watch events from the covered stand and get refreshments from the cafe.
Hengistbury Head
Take in these beautiful 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.
Boscombe Pier
Run along the breathtaking Boscombe Pier at Mile 9. The Pier itself has stood on the site since 1889 and was declared ‘Britain’s Coolest Pier’ by Wayne Hemingway in 2009.
RUSSELL COTES ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
At Mile 10 you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea, this exotic seaside villa has been sealed in time creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.
Bournemouth Pier
As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier, 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.
The finish!
The most beautiful sight for any half marathon runner – the finish line at the Lower Gardens! Landscaped in 1871 after a competition was held by Bournemouth Council to design the new gardens, most of the Victorian splendour still remains today.

ENTRY BENEFITS

  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Accurate chip timing
  • Tailored training plan
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Race recovery pack
  • Fantastic running experience

RUN FOR CHARITY

Since the event launched in 2013, Bournemouth Marathon Festival runners have raised an astonishing £1.5 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future BMF charity runner, then look no further! The Official Bournemouth Marathon Festival Charity is Macmillan Cancer Support.Run for Charity
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