Bournemouth Half Marathon

Billed as 'running as it should be’ the Bournemouth Half Marathon offers stunning coastline and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers, plus an exciting finish to remember.

Bournemouth Marathon
13 October 2024
Event type
Run / Marathon
13.1 miles
Fundraising target
Registration fee

A stunning setting

A world-class, engaging and inclusive event, the Bournemouth Marathon Festival captures and promotes the essence of a vibrant, healthy and active lifestyle through a series of fun and challenging mass-participation running races. All are inspired by the stunning coastal arena of Bournemouth and Poole. 

Runners appreciate the chance to run along the famous Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and enjoy a spectacular finish. This has been described as 'running as it should be'.

Running the piers!

Boscombe Pier

Pic: THOR, CC BY 2.0 license

Diego and Emily

The difference you make

Diego and Emily took on the challenge in memory of Diego's mum. They shared with us what it feels like to take on a challenge for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity:

"Running the Bournemouth Half Marathon meant so much for both of us. During Diego's mum's time at The Royal Marsden, the compassion and dedication of the staff left a lasting impression. We wanted to do something to give back and to say thank you. 

The half marathon was definitely a challenge, and one that we won't forget! We were hugely motivated by unwavering support from friends, family, and the incredible crowd of spectators and volunteers on race day. We're thrilled to have completed the run, profoundly grateful for everyone's support, and hopeful that the donations we raised can make a difference in another person's fight against cancer, just as it did for Ana."

Thanks to our supporters we can continue to be there for everyone who needs us. 

Sparksy - a runner in the London Marathon

Team benefits

As part of our running team you will receive:

  • a fundraising pack with runners' sweepstake

  • sponsorship forms

  • a t-shirt or running vest

  • dedicated fundraising support and advice

If you're thinking of running for us and want access to qualified trainers as well as the chance to chat with other #TeamMarsden runners, check out our runners Facebook group.

Already got your own place?

Have you got your own place on this event but still want to be part of Team Marsden and raise money to help people with cancer here and across the world? Just get in touch and let us know.