Taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along a stunning coastal route, this is a half marathon like no other.
Stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Southbourne is on show at this well-renowned half marathon. This is the perfect natural environment for “running as it should be”.
The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB. With other distances to choose from, there is something for all abilities:
A study has shown that people really are happier by the sea! So why not make the most of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival - bring the family and stay for the whole weekend to enjoy the sultry micro climate, healthy fresh air and some well deserved rest & relaxation.
"I loved every second on the half marathon - fantastic scenery, brilliant atmosphere and great support from the race crew and everyone in the crowd and lining the route. Can't wait for next year!"
"Glorious day for the BMF half marathon - fabulous location, great atmosphere, unrivalled support teams and generally wonderful experience. Thank you Bournemouth."
Since the event launched in 2013, Bournemouth Marathon Festival runners have raised an astonishing £1.5 million for hundreds of amazing charities.
Secure your own place into the half marathon - £36.75 for a standard entry or £34.75 if you're affiliated with a club.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Together we can find and fund the bold ideas that will one day cure cancer.
We are a charity which funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.
We fund projects in the world’s best research institutions. We fund some of the world’s most diverse and unexpected projects. We fund world-renowned specialists and up and coming talent. We do all those things for one very good reason - to gain a global perspective. Because research doesn’t happen in isolation. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.
This worldwide research will enhance our understanding of cancer and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Treatments personalised to your unique needs. Treatments you, your family or your family’s family may rely on in the future.
To realise our vision of no life cut short by cancer the research can never stop. Join our team today to keep it going.
Registered no: SC022918.
It’s time to support children in the UK who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope.
Right now, in Britain today, there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. They feel alone in the world, like they just don’t matter. This is a lonely place for them, where it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
These are the children and young people we work with, step-by-step, for as long as it takes, making small changes that make a big difference.
We listen. We support. We act.
Last year we worked directly with more than 13,000 vulnerable children and young people, and helped change laws to improve life for millions more.
There are no simple answers to tackling the problems young people today are facing. Often it is complex and we can’t do it alone. This is why we work with politicians, policy makers and other organisations to come together, to help tackle them.
Only together can we make a difference, not just to individual lives, but to the lives of millions of children both now and in the future.
Because no child should feel alone.
Registered no: 221124.
Tackling poverty through renewable energy.
We give people power. They own it. They use it. They build better lives.
We believe in a world with universal access to energy and water. Our evidence based approach tackles the issues of energy poverty and water scarcity using tailored and appropriate technology to have proven positive impacts on health, education, sanitation and livelihoods.
Registered no: 1119467.
Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.
Cardiomyopathy is an incurable disease of the heart muscle which can affect people of all ages. It can usually be treated successfully with a good outlook for most of those affected. The news that a family member has cardiomyopathy can cause overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, confusion & anxiety. Cardiomyopathy UK provides information & support to these families meaning that they can adjust & cope with their situation more confidently.
Registered no: 1164263.
We are the UK’s leading veterinary charity – saving and protecting pets is what we’re all about.
Every year, PDSA saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of pets when their owners have nowhere else to turn. Whether it’s a single parent, someone with a disability or an elderly person living on their own, we help people from all lifestyles by tackling poverty in a unique way.
Yet our work goes beyond caring for pets when they’re sick; we’re working to prevent this from happening in the first place. With 48 Pet Hospitals across the UK, veterinary expertise is at the core of what we do and we’re dedicated to educating present and future owners on all aspects of pet ownership.
We touch the lives of more pets and their owners than any other animal charity in the UK today, and we’ve been doing this for 100 years. In that time we have provided a staggering 100 million free treatments to more than 20 million pets.
We’re a lifeline for sick and injured pets, and yet we receive no HM Government funding for our life-saving work. We can’t do it without you.
Registered no: 208217 & SC037585.
Providing practical and emotional support to help families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
No parent expects to live longer than their child, but at Julia's House this is the reality for many of the families. Julia's House provides award-winning frequent and regular support in the families' homes, in the community and at the hospices.
Registered no: 1067125.
Saving more women's lives through early diagnosis and treatment.
Ovarian cancer can be devastating, but there is hope. Target Ovarian Cancer saves the lives of more women in the UK by improving early diagnosis, discovering new treatments and offering support to sufferers and their families. We want to help those diagnosed to live their lives to the full.
Registered no: 1125038.
Challenging attitudes on mental health to help those affected by mental illness.
No matter how bad things are, we can help people severely aﬀected by mental illness to improve their lives. In challenging attitudes and changing policy we change lives for the better - making people realise they're not alone and helping them live independently.
We run hundreds of mental health support groups and services all over the country. From peer to peer support, to Crisis and Recovery Houses, we aim to ensure people are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support at the right time.
Lets stamp out stigma and help people severely affected by mental illness together. Sgn up to take on an event for Rethink Mental Illness.
Registered no: 271028.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Bournemouth Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
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