Sun...sea...running as it should be!

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The Bournemouth Half Marathon returns on Sunday October 10th with a course that takes in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along this coastal route. This is running as it should be!

The Bournemouth Half Marathon starts at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head, which forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays.

The first 5 miles of the route makes its way along the cliff tops affording participants the very best views of the coastline 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. A short incline at Mile 8 brings you back up to the overcliff to enjoy a new view of Bournemouth Pier and Poole beyond.  Passing Russell Coates Museum on the way down to Pier Approach you’ll get a taste of the glorious finish line that awaits you, but not before once again enjoying the run out to end of Boscombe Pier where you enjoy the feel of the wooden pier boards beneath you.  Once final stretch on the promenade, alongside Bournemouth’s award winning blue flag beaches before you once again tread the boards of your second pier, Bournemouth Pier. This 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.

RUN FOR CHARITY -  Since the event launched in 2013, Bournemouth Half Marathon runners have raised an astonishing £1.5 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future charity runner, then look no further! The Official Bournemouth Half Marathon Charity is Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sunday 10th October 2021                         Start time: 10am                  Age: 17 years or over

Start: Hengistbury Head, BH6 4EL                                                           Finish: Lower Gardens, BH1 2AQ  


ENTRY includes:

    Wicking finisher’s t-shirt

    Accurate chip timing

    Tailored training plan

    Great finisher’s medal

    Race recovery pack


    Fantastic running experience 


Nutrition- HIGH5 EnergyGel will be on course at the Bournemouth Half Marathon between mile 8 & 9 so you can finish strong. The HIGH5 Running Nutrition Guides have been designed to help you run faster and to finish a challenge, like a marathon, feeling strong and with a smile on your face. HIGH5 work exceptionally hard to ensure that you can perform at your best. All HIGH5 products undergo rigorous testing in both the lab and with athletes in the real world. It won’t let you down when it matters most.

See 3-minute footage on nutritional advice using HIGH5

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE - The Bournemouth Half Marathon offers a variety of essential running accessories and clothing - an ideal way to mark your Bournemouth Half Marathon Running experience