EVENT 6th Oct 2018

Bournemouth Marathon & Half Marathon: 6/7 Oct 2018

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and fund research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Bournemouth Marathon 2018

The Bournemouth Marathon is ’running as it should be.’ Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish.

The inaugural Bournemouth Marathon took place in 2013. Since then, it has become an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race. It is part of the wider festival of running which includes a half marathon, a 10km and some shorter races for families.


  • Saturday/Sunday 6/7 October 2018

The Routes

Bournemouth Marathon Route Map
Bournemouth Marathon Route Profile

Full Marathon
Starting in Kings Park, the route then heads to the seafront. Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. Runners then head to the breathtaking Boscombe Pier. As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier for the second time, you know you’re on the home stretch. Running Wst towards Lower Gardens at Mile 18, runners then head towards Poole’s Natural Harbour finishing in Lower Gardens.

Bournemouth Half Marathon Route Map
Bournemouth Marathon Logo
Half Marathon
The Bournemouth half marathon follows a similar route to the full marathon, starting in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. Runners then turn West and at Mile 8 towars Boscombe Pier. Runners pass Lower Gardens at Mile 10 before the home stretch along the stunning coastal seafront and a grandstand finish.

Subsidised Entry Fee

Register as a Run 4 Cancer runner and we can give you a subsidised place. All we ask is that you try to raise sponsorship funds for Run 4 Cancer. To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, please get in touch with us using the form below.


Bournemouth Marathon & Half Marathon 2018

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