SPORT: Bournemouth Marathon Festival set to be the best yet


On 1st/2nd October 2016 the Bournemouth Marathon Festival returns to the seafront, providing runners with the ultimate challenge. If you’re up for a beautiful, challenging coastal run entry details are below.

Last year 11,000 runners enjoyed a glorious two days of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival raising an estimated £500,000 for charity and an amazing seven course records were broken over the weekend last year. 2016 is bound to be just as successful with several events happening across the weekend, including the full marathon.

The route of the full marathon gives runners the chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers, finishing to a great buzz and cheering crowd. For those of us not up to the riggers of a marathon run there are plenty of vantage points from which to cheer on the brave souls taking part. View the marathon route here

The organisation offers the opportunity to run for one of their Affiliate Charities. The chosen charity will support runners all the way, from the day of entry to the crossing of the finish line. Click here to find out more!  

A fantastically organised race, with a flat topography and beautiful views out to sea. The atmosphere is what makes this race really special. It was electric!” – a Bournemouth marathon festival runner

Feel up to the challenge? Enter the Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2016 now

Get all the event information here


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