Age 17 & over
Be part of Run Bournemouth! Sun.. Sea.. Running as it should be.
Taking place in autumn each year, there are seven different events on offer over two days, from the Bournemouth Half Marathon and Supersonic 10K, to the Supernova 5K at dusk, and four junior events - there really is something for everyone.
Stunning sea views from start to finish.
Chance to run both Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers.
Something for all the family! Fast and flat routes, great for a PB.
Revel in the crowd's support.
This event is part of Run Bournemouth.
A weekend festival of running with a range of distances for all abilities:
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens
Enjoy a weekend away with the whole family and soak up the sun, sea and sand of Bournemouth's famous beaches.
The course follows the old Full Marathon route and features Bournemouth Beach - voted The UK's Best Beach, cliff top views, promenade running, the exceptionally clean Southbourne Beach, Boscombe Pier and the iconic Bournemouth Pier.
The Bournemouth Half Marathon starts at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head, which forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays.
The first 5 miles of the route makes its way along the cliff tops affording participants the very best views of the coastline before dropping down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you run along the promenade with Boscombe Pier in sight.
A short incline at mile 8 brings you back up to the overcliff to enjoy a new view of Bournemouth Pier and Poole beyond. Passing Russell Coates Museum on the way down to Pier Approach you’ll get a taste of the glorious finish line that awaits you, but not before once again enjoying the run out to end of Boscombe Pier where you enjoy the feel of the wooden pier boards beneath you.
Once final stretch on the promenade, alongside Bournemouth’s award-winning blue flag beaches before you once again tread the boards of your second pier, Bournemouth Pier. This Pier was first constructed in 1856 and has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. Take it all in before you start your sprint finish through your much anticipated finish line on Bournemouth Pier Approach.
This event is committed to minimising its impact on the local environment, implemented in the following ways:
These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.
Beating bowel cancer together.
For a world free from the effects of MS.
Pioneering new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.
Reducing the number of baby deaths.
Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.
The only UK charity that reunites missing children and adults with their loved ones.
Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Entry fee (Unaffiliated)
Valid 23/10/2023 - 23/09/2024
Entry fee (Affiliated)
Valid 23/10/2023 - 23/09/2024
Valid 24/09/2024 - 11/10/2024
A fantastic half marathon with just one decent climb at 8 miles to break it up! Apart from that the course is flat and fast and would be quick on the right day with low wind! Highly recommended and the course is beautiful along the beach! Rob A
First time visit here and I'll definitely return.. Marshals were great and so was the local support!! Good half marathon to make a weekend of it if not local! Stuart K
The route is very scenic and lovely views.. The finishers medal was really good and you get a few goodies. Tara N
There is something for everyone in the family from as little as 3-4 years old. Good atmosphere by the sea front. Fast course. Local support is good along the course. Bassem A
You get to run along both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers. Alison H
Great local support for a course with fantastic views. The downside of seaside routes is the wind, though! Harvey G
First time I had run this event and it was very well organised. It’s an out and back course taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers. I would certainly recommend this race to other runners. Goodie bag was good too including medal and t-shirt. Ian D
All in all a very good half marathon, the views were fantastic and the initial organisation I thought was brilliant. Adam B
This is the first time I've ever done Bournemouth Half and I absolutely loved it. It has an early start so it's not for a later riser but walking to the start pen amid an autumn sunrise was lovely, if not rather chilly and you were finished by lunchtime. Simone E
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