Bournemouth Half Marathon 2023

Run 4 Cancer in this year's Bournemouth Half Marathon and help British families living with cancer. We have a range of free and subsidised charity places available. Simply enter your contact details below and we'll reply immediately. All our runners receive a training plan and the option of a Run 4 Cancer running vest.

  • Help families living with cancer
  • Subsidised entry fee
  • Low minimum sponsorship
  • Run with your friends

Bournemouth Half Marathon 2023

The Bournemouth Half Marathon replaces the former Bournemouth Marathon which was discontinued as a result of the pandemic after a successful seven year term. The course still incorporates the best elements of the old full marathon course and is described by the organisers as “Running as it should be!”  The Half Marathon is part of the wider festival of running which includes a a 10K and 5K routes plus some shorter races for youngsters and families.


  • 8 October 2023

The Route

With beautiful costal views, the race starts at the spectacular Hengistbury Head (near Christchurch) and then makes its way along the cliff tops before dropping down on to the seafront. A brief climb just after the half-way point takes you back on to the overcliff path and runners will be presented with stunning views of Bournemouth Pier and Poole in the distance. The course takes runners along both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers with the finish line on Bournemouth Pier Approach.

Already Have Your Own Place?

If you already have your own place and would like to Run 4 Cancer, we would be delighted!  We can fully support you with a training plan and a high performance Run 4 Cancer running vest… perfect for both training in and also for race day!  Just fill in the contact form below and we’ll get in touch right away! Thank you.

Apply For Your Free Place

We have a number of free and subsidised places available. All we ask is that you try to raise some sponsorship funds in support of Run 4 Cancer.  We set very low minimum sponsorship funds and fully understand that the cost of living crisis is impacting people’s ability to sponsor people.  To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support! We really appreciate it.

Event Date

08 October 2023

Event Time: 11:00 am
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: N/A

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 primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. We give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times. We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery. Find out more about us here.

Helping Families Living With Cancer

By joining Run 4 Cancer you will be directly helping families affected by cancer.
With your help we can help many more families like this. Thank you.

Register For The Bournemouth Half Marathon Now!

"*" indicates required fields

Email Address*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Share This Event

Search Website