The Poole Festival of Running is Poole’s biggest running event and is organised by Poole Runners. It’s a celebration of running held over two days with races for everyone including Children’s Minithons, a 5K charity run, our flagship Poole 10K road race and the Poole Half Marathon.
The 5k, 10k and Half Marathon take place on flat, fast and scenic parts of Poole including Poole Quay, Upton Country Park and the harbourside parks. The kids minithon races take place within the safety of Poole Park.
With family entertainment, food stalls and live music, there’s a great festival atmosphere!
Please see below the schedule of events throughout the weekend:
Saturday 1st June
2:00 pm – Event site opens & admin marquee opens for number collection.
4:30 pm – 6/7 year old minithon
4:45 pm – 8/9 year old minithon
5:00 pm – 10/11 year old minithon
5:15 pm – 12/14 year old minithon
5:20 pm – under 6 parent & child minithon
6:30 pm – 5K Start
7.00 pm – Admin marquee closes
Sunday 2nd June
7.30 am – Event site opens & admin marquee opens for number collection
9.00 am – Poole Half Marathon & Poole 10k start
9:00 am – Admin marquee closes
12.00 pm – Prizegiving for all Sunday events
As with all races using roads and pavements there are certain hazards to be aware of. We have reduced or removed those hazards that we can. However there will still be uneven surfaces, potholes, bollards and kerbs around the course. There may be a water hazard as you pass under the motorway bridge on station Lane, please be aware of any traffic that may be using the road as you pass it. Through the housing estate in Nursling you will need to cross the road, please follow Marshall directions for safe crossing.
Unfortunately the course is not suitable for buggies or dogs.
We are delighted to offer 6 race options for 2019
Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k , 5k, Junior 1k, Junior 200m and a Woodland Walk.
The New Forest is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. We are excited about sharing this with you. Extensive planning and testing has gone into the routes to offer a true New Forest experience.
All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!
News coming soon of an exiting addition to the Half Marathon route for 2019, watch this space