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Dorset Running Events 2018

07 February 2018

Dorset isn’t shy when it comes to fitness and is an increasingly popular destination for sporting events, especially running; no surprise, really, with the glorious coast and countryside scenes to savour, en route. And with many a race held across the county, throughout the year, it’s the perfect way to explore areas of our beautiful county that you may not normally see.

Whether you’re a bimbler, jogger, sprinter, or doing the distance, there’s a running event out there suited to you; take a look at some of these upcoming dates for your diary, that’ll get you out and about discovering Dorset.

Image credit: Pulse Fitness, Weymouth 


8 April — Bournemouth Bay

21 April (Poole) + 8 September (Weymouth) — Diverse Abilities Dorset Neon Run  —

22 April — Jurassic Trail, West

2 June — Poole Festival of Running’s 5K Run for

6 May — Bridport

12 May — Weldmar Colour Run

6 October — Bournemouth Marathon Festival

14 October — Burton Bradstock Marathon



11 March — Wey Bay

8 April — Bournemouth Bay Run // 9.15pm // West of Bournemouth Pier

6 May — Bridport

13 May — Dorchester Lions 10K (also 2K fun run)

20 May — Half Way Hard // Portland //

26 May — Egdon

3 June — Poole Festival of

24 June — Lulworth

15 July — Colmers Hill

22 July — D’Urberville

6 October — Bournemouth Marathon

14 October — Burton Bradstock Marathon


Half Marathon

18 March — Weymouth

8 April — Bournemouth Bay

29 April — The Bad Cow

27 May — Casterbridge

10 June — Puddletown

29 July — The Dorset Invader

12 August — Bridport Jurassic Coast

September — Camelot

7 October — Bournemouth Marathon

14 October — Burton Bradstock

December — The Bovington



7 October — Bournemouth Marathon Festival —

31 March — East Cliff Easter Quarter Marathon —

6 May — North Dorset Village Marathon —

27 May — Dorchester Marathon —

23 June — Giant’s Head Marathon —

28 July — The Dorset Invader —

28 April — The Bad Cow Weekender —

14 October — Burton Bradstock Marathon —

December — The Bovington Marathon —


22 March 2020
Weymouth, Dorset
Weymouth Half MarathonNow in its 6th Year, this popular seaside half marathon provides runners with some outstanding scenery, history, and the opportunity to set a pb on a pretty flat 13.1 mile course. Runners will complete a traffic-free, fast course and take in a historical and scenic tour of Weymouth’s dramatic past and landscape through the town, harbour, seafront and Lodmoor Country Park. We are ...

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