New Forest Marathon 2023

Run 4 Cancer in this year's New Forest 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

New Forest Marathon 2022

The New Forest Marathon was the brainchild of Mick Manley and first run in 1983.

This event offers a 5k, 10k, Half and Full Marathon, so a race for all abilities. The 5k, 10k and Half are flat courses that wind through the beautiful New Forest, if you’re lucky you may even be joined by New Forest ponies!

The Full Marathon undulates in places and offers one of the most stunning courses in the UK. There are both PB’s and incredible memories to be made here!


  • 10 September 2023


The race starts and finishes in a well organised purpose built Race Village in the heart of the New Forest. Runners are welcomed home to live music from the main stage in the chill out zone, a kids activities area, a well stocked runners race trade village and much much more… this is more than just a marathon… in fact this inspiring event has been listed in the UK’s top 5 races for the last 3 years!

September 2013 saw the last New Forest Marathon held in New Milton. However, in 2014 unfortunately the event did not run due to a number of factors.

In 2015, Andy and Chris worked tirelessly along with the support from the former NFM committee to create a New Forest Marathon Team for the future. From that point on, the New Forest Marathon was reborn! On 13th September 2015 the New Forest Marathon was relaunched to capture the community spirit once again! Situated at the New Forest Park Showground, it hosted a modern race village, new course routes and additional events such as the Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Woodland Walk whereby 4000 runners and spectators attended.

The Route

The multi terrain course offers one of the most scenic running experiences in the country. A stunning blend of forest enclosures, an old railway line, open roads, far reaching views and of course the famous New Forest ponies.

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.

Subsidised Entry Fee

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

10 September 2023

Event Time: 9:45 am
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: N/A
New Forest National Park
The Showground,
New Forest National Park,
Clay Hill,
S042 7QH

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.

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