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”.
Run Bournemouth 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, Run Bournemouth runners have raised an astonishing £1.5 million for hundreds of amazing charities.
Do your part and secure a charity place in the Bournemouth Half Marathon today to make your race day extra special...
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Challenging attitudes on mental health to help those affected by mental illness.
Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning with the goal of making sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.
Mental health support groups and services take place all over the country. From peer to peer support, to an advice and information service, the aim is to ensure people are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support at the right time.
Let’s stamp out stigma and help people severely affected by mental illness together. Sign up to take on an event or challenge for Rethink Mental Illness.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Rethink Mental Illness will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Just click 'Find out more now' and fill in the enquiry form to get their contact details - if you put your question in, someone from their team will get back to you.
Registered no: 271028.
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.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Cardiomyopathy UK will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 1164263.
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.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Renewable World will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 1119467.
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.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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