Supersonic 10K
Sun 8 Oct 2023 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Run Bournemouth | Supersonic 10K

A fantastic flat and fast event, part of the Run Bournemouth festival weekend, great for setting a quick time and to admire the stunning coastline.

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  • Sun 8 Oct 2023
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Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth

Supersonic 10K



Age 15 & over

  • 10 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 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.

  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free

Featuring Bournemouth Beach (formerly voted The UK's Best Beach), clifftop views, promenade running, the exceptionally clean Southbourne Beach, Boscombe Pier and the iconic Bournemouth Pier.

Route highlights

  • Start at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head
  • 2km along clifftops with awesome views over the coastline
  • Along the promenade then to the end of Boscombe Pier
  • Alongside Bournemouth's award-winning blue flag beaches
  • Enjoy the feel of the wooden boards of Bournemouth Pier underfoot
  • Finish at Lower Gardens to cheers from your admirers
From Southbourne to Bournemouth.

Route description

The Supersonic 10K is a fantastic flat abd fast course, great for setting a quick time or for a chance to take in the stunning Bournemouth coastline at your own pace.

Starting at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head, which forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays, the first 2km of the route makes its way along the cliff tops affording participants the very best views of the coast 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. During the run out to the end of Boscombe Pier at 7km, enjoy the feel of the wooden pier boards beneath you before you begin your final stretch on the promenade, alongside Bournemouth’s award winning blue flag beaches before you tread the boards of the second pier on the route, Bournemouth Pier. The 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. 

  • 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.


Alzheimer Scotland

Supporting people with dementia in Scotland to make sure nobody faces it alone.

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

Sign up



Target Ovarian Cancer

Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up




Every childhood is worth fighting for.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Pro training advice

Sign up


Free sign up Children


Reducing the number of baby deaths.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Pre-event meet-ups
  • Post-race reception

Sign up


Free sign up Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Cheer squad on the day

Sign up



Cats Protection

For a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group

Sign up



Dogs Trust

Running rehoming centres to save over 16,000 abandoned dogs annually.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Health and Medical

Parkinson's UK

Find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

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

Sign up


  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
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Entry fees

Entry fee


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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