Junior 1.5K
Sat 12 Oct 2024 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Run Bournemouth | Junior 1.5K

One of the junior events of the Run Bournemouth Festival for ages 6-8 along a beautiful coastal route with the fun of running along Bournemouth Pier!

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  • Sat 12 Oct 2024
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth

Junior 1.5K



Age 6-8

  • 1.5 km road running


Escape from it all and take part in Run Bournemouth!

Sun.. Sea.. Running as it should be.

With beautiful, scenic routes, Run Bournemouth provides the perfect opportunity to escape from it all and run along the magnificent Bournemouth coastline.

Run Bournemouth

Taking place in autumn each year, there are six different events on offer over two days, from the Bournemouth Half Marathon and Supersonic 10K, to the Supernova 5K at dusk, and three junior events - there really is something for everyone!


  • Beautiful coastal routes

    Stunning sea views from start to finish.

  • Award-winning beaches

    Chance to run both Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers.

  • 6 distances to choose from

    Something for all the family! Fast and flat routes, great for a PB.

  • Weekend festival of running

    Revel in the crowd's support.

This event is part of Run Bournemouth.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users

A weekend festival of running with a range of distances for all abilities:



  • 12:30 | Kids' Kilometre
  • 13:30 | Junior 1.5K
  • 14:30 | Junior 2K
  • 19:00 | Supernova 5K (evening event)


  • 09:00 | Bournemouth Supersonic 10K
  • 11:00 | Bournemouth Half Marathon

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Park
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

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.

  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Single start
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Way markers

Starting on Bournemouth Prom and finishing near the Run Bournemouth Hub in the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route takes in the Bournemouth Pier. It’s a great race for kids of all ages.

  • Public transport links
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability overview

This event is committed to minimising its impact on the local environment, implemented in the following ways:

  • Entries, marketing and runners' information online rather than paper
  • Encourage public transport
  • Communication with residents and businesses regarding road closures to reduce traffic congestion on the event weekend
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • Collect, recycle or repurpose waste wherever possible
  • Donate unused food to food bank

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Wicking finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal and distance keyring
  • Finisher's pack
  • Personalised event number with accurate timing chip
  • Event baggage facilities
  • Hydration & nutrition at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience

  • Age 6-8
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
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  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to spectate from the side of the course rather than to run in the event so as to minimise the number of adults on the course and create the best possible environment for the children to enjoy the run.
  • However, if you want to run with your child, this is permitted.
  • If running with your child then please take a position within the start area in the back start pen so as to not obstruct any children who are looking to race and run fast times at the front of the race.
  • Adults taking part with their child do not need to enter the race themselves.
  • You do not need to be the guardian of the child to run with them.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid to 23/09/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid to 23/09/2024

Entry fee


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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Other races at event

  • Sun 13 Oct
  • #1 of 6
Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 13 Oct
  • #2 of 6
Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth

Supersonic 10K



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running
  • Sat 12 Oct
  • #3 of 6
Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

Supernova 5K



Age 11 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 12 Oct
  • #5 of 6
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth

Junior 2K



Age 9-12

  • 2 km road running
  • Sat 12 Oct
  • #7 of 6
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens, Bournemouth > Promenade, Bournemouth

Kids' Kilometre



Age 3-6

  • 1 km road running