Supernova 5K
Sat 12 Oct 2024 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Run Bournemouth | Supernova 5K

Glowsticks at the ready for a twinkly coastal run at dusk along the iconic Bournemouth Pier ideal for families, beginners, everyone and part of the exciting Run Bournemouth weekend festival!

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

Supernova 5K



Age 11 & over

  • 5 km road running


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.


  • Beautiful coastal routes

    Stunning sea views from start to finish.

  • Award-winning beaches

    Chance to run both Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers.

  • 7 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

  • 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
  • 15:30 | Junior 5K
  • 19:00 | Supernova 5K (night time 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.

  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Way markers

Route description

Take a beautiful and iconic venue such as the Bournemouth Pier, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone – grandparents, uncles, aunties, parents, kids, friends!), dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova 5K!

The Supernova 5K event is the perfect way to get involved in the Run Bournemouth with your family and friends, whilst taking in the atmosphere and fun.

Starting on Bournemouth Prom and finishing near the Run Bournemouth Hub in the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route allows runners the rare opportunity to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier, which is lit up at dusk to create a beautiful spectacle for participants and spectators alike!

  • 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 and nutrition at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Free sign up Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Cheer squad on the day

Sign up


Health and Medical

MS Society

For a world free from the effects of MS.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Free sign up Heart

Cardiomyopathy UK

Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up


  • Age 11 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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  • Children aged 11 to 16 must be supervised at the event by a parent or guardian but the parent or guardian does not have to take part in the run itself.
  • Therefore, children are allowed to run in the event unaccompanied provided the individual supervising them is happy for them to do so.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid 23/10/2023 - 23/09/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid 23/10/2023 - 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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