Bournemouth Half Marathon

Photo of Bournemouth beach with blue sky and a few clouds

The Bournemouth Half Marathon course takes in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along this coastal route. This is running as it should be!

Run Bournemouth organise the Bournemouth Half Marathon as well as some shorter distance events that take place on the day before which all your family can join in with.

How can I sign up for this race?

You can run for Bliss in any of these events by:

  • using your own place and raising as much as you can OR
  • applying for a discounted charity place & pledging to a minimum fundraising target

Whether you use your own place or a charity place, you will still get all the Team Bliss benefits of a running vest, access to our training hub and materials for fundraising.

You will also be making a difference for the 1 in every 7 babies born premature or sick in the UK by helping to fund our services, research and campaign work.

Date:  Sunday 8th October, 2023

Time:  10:00

Location:  Bournemouth

Registration fee:  Varies

Fundraising pledge:  Varies depending on distance

About the Half Marathon

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.

A short incline at Mile 8 brings you back up to the overcliff to enjoy a new view of Bournemouth Pier and Poole beyond. Once on the final stretch on the promenade, alongside Bournemouth’s award winning blue flag beaches, take it all in before you start your sprint finish through your much anticipated finish line on Bournemouth Pier Approach.

What support do we offer our Team Bliss runners?

  • A free Bliss running vest when you get started on your fundraising
  • Lots of ideas and support to help make your fundraising easy and fun
  • Training advice and support from our #TeamBliss Coach.
  • Be part of our community on the #TeamBliss Runners facebook group.
  • Make a difference for the more than 90,000 babies born needing neonatal care.

There are plenty of other distance options taking place over the weekend too, so check out the organisers website