Poole Festival of Running Half Marathon

Sunday 2nd June, 9am

Sign up with us for a FREE Half Marathon Place when you raise £75 in sponsorship for Poole Hospital Charity

New in 2018, the first Festival of Running Half Marathon was a great success. The Half Marathon features a harbourside course heading out from Poole Park, heading down Poole Quay, then a loop around Upton Country Park, before heading back down the quay, along Baiter Park to the finish line back in Poole Park. A fast, flat course is run on roads and compacted gravel paths with plenty of support along the way.

All finishers get a t-shirt and medal.

The cut off time for the Half Marathon is 3 hours.

Minimum age is 18 on day of race.

Simply complete the form below to register your interest and a member of the fundraising team will be in touch to confirm your place. The minimum sponsorship target is £75. In order to participate 80% of this (£60) must be paid into Poole Hospital Charity before 17th May 2019. The remaining amount will be due before 21st June 2019.

Course Information

It will be fully marshalled with water stations and medical facilities along the route.

Number transfers close 2 weeks before the first race. More details can be found on our FAQ page.

On the day


9:00 am in Poole Park (close to the marquee). Please assemble from 8:45 am in your estimated finishing time zone. There will be time boards to assist you.

Please note that as per UKA licence rules, you are not allowed to wear headphones/earphones as you may not hear instructions from marshals or runners closing behind, especially at water stations.

More Information

Final race instructions will be emailed out by the race organisers the week before the race, and will also be available on their Facebook page.

Please see the organiser’s FAQ page for more information about the race: https://poolefestivalofrunning.com/faq/

  • Please fill in these details if you are a member of a UKA affiliated club and have a current UKA membership.
  • I declare that I intend to run entirely at my own risk and confirm that the organisers shall not be liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage as a consequence of my participation. I am an amateur and will abide by the UKA rules for competition and any specific race rules as documented in the final race instructions. You need to be able to hear instructions from our marshalls so NO HEADPHONES OF ANY TYPE ARE ALLOWED If you are under 18 then you must have the permission of a parent/carer to enter. By entering this event you agree that photographic and video footage may be taken by authorised personnel for future event promotion. Due to the nature of the course, this event is unsuitable for wheelchairs, buggies or dogs. By submitting this entry I agree that the organisers may store my entry details and results for the purpose of race administration. Number swaps may be allowed at the discretion of the race director and fundraising team. You agree that the race organisers may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category. You agree that Poole Hospital Charity may store your personal information provided for the purposes of the Event administration. You agree that Poole Hospital Charity will share your personal information provided on this form with the Poole Festival of Running organisers for the purposes of Event administration and you will be contacted with important information regarding your race by both Poole Hospital Charity and Poole Festival of Running
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