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Hengistbury Head

Run Bournemouth 2023

The Bournemouth Half Marathon course follows the old Full Marathon route, taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers along this stunning coastal route. This is running as it should be.

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Run Bournemouth 2023
Run Bournemouth 2023

Time & Location

07 Oct 2023, 12:30 – 08 Oct 2023, 19:00

Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth BH6 4EN, UK,


About the event

What does in involve?

Held over two days, Run Bournemouth is made up of 7 different events!

Saturday 7th October

  • Kids Kilo - 12.30pm
  • Junior 1.5k - 1.30pm
  • Junior 2k - 2.30pm
  • Junior 5k - 3.30pm
  • Supersonic 5k - 7.00pm

Sunday 8th October

  • Supersonic 10k - 9.00am
  • Half Marathon - 11.00am

Where does it take place?

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.

What time does it start?

Start times vary depending on which run you choose to take part in

What to wear?

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can run in easily as well as suitable footwear to prevent injury. You will be given an event number that can be worn pinned to the front of your clothing

Do I need to run the course with my child?

We would encourage parents or guardians to spectate from the side of the course rather than to run in the event so as to minimise the number of adults on the course and create the best possible environment for the children to enjoy the run.

However, if you want to run with your child, this is permitted. If running with your child then please take a position within the start area in the back start pen so as to not obstruct any children who are looking to race and run fast times at the front of the race. Adults taking part with their child do not need to enter the race themselves. You do not need to be the guardian of the child to run with them.

For the Kids Kilo all participants must have a parent or guardian taking part with them and stay with them at all times during the event (at the Start, on the Course and at the Finish)

What will you receive?

From The Isabel Baker Foundation you will receive:

  • A fundraising pack and a sponsorship form (please download here), details on how to set up an online fundraising page, collection pot (if required, to be returned after fundraising is complete), leaflets and a t-shirt. Your child will also receive a 'thank you pack' after their run is complete
  • A dedicated contact to help support you with your fundraising and tough mudder experience

From Run Bournemouth you will receive:

  • Wicking finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal & distance keyring
  • Finisher's pack
  • Personalised event number with accurate timing chip
  • Event baggage facilities
  • Hydration & energy gel on route
  • Hydration & nutrition at the finish
  • Results posted in your account within 48 hours
  • Fantastic running experience

**Please note that the finishers items are subject to change and may differ slightly from the checklist

How much do I need to raise?

By signing up you commit to a fundraising target of £75.00 for The Isabel Baker Foundation

Anything else I need to know?

All information has been taken from the Run Bournemouth website. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please check or contact us at

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