The Bournemouth Half Marathon Course
The Bournemouth half marathon route follows the full marathon route, starting in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 6 – standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at around mile 8, you run along the breathtaking Boscombe Pier. The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. You then run past Lower Gardens at mile 10 before the final home stretch along the stunning coastal seafront and a grandstand finish.
KING’S PARK ATHLETICS CENTRE
An impressive all-weather facility, with a full range of track and field equipment available to hire. It’s home to the Bournemouth Athletics Club and hosts regular competitions and events. The centre includes an all weather track, cross country course, weights room and a throws area. You can watch events from the covered stand and get refreshments from the cafe.
- Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
- Accurate chip timing
- Tailored training plan
- Great finisher’s medal
- Race recovery pack
- Fantastic running experience
RUN FOR CHARITY
Since the event launched in 2013, Bournemouth Marathon Festival runners have raised an astonishing £1.5 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future BMF charity runner, then look no further! The Official Bournemouth Marathon Festival Charity is Macmillan Cancer Support.