The Poole Festival Of Running 2018 is going to be bigger and better than ever before, with Minithons, the charity 5k, a new single lap 10k course (taking in Poole Quay) and the brand new Poole 1/2 marathon.

Poole Festival of Running will be run over two days, Saturday 2rd and Sunday 3th June 2018.

We are working on the final details of routes and timetables, and online entries will go live on the 1st December…


Take part in Poole’s biggest running event! The weekend includes five kids’ races, a 5k charity race and our flagship 10K road race, the new Poole 1/2 marathon, along with family entertainment and live music for a festival atmosphere!!

Kids Minithons

First Race, Sunday 9.00am

Kids Minithons

  • Five races for children aged up to 14
  • Unders 6’s Parent and child race
  • Chip timing (in most races)
  • Trophies, medals or certificates for all runners
  • Team & individual competitions
  • Win vouchers for your school
  • Free charity t-shirt if you raise £50 in sponsorship

Run for Cancer 5K

Saturday 5.00pm Start Time

Run for Cancer 5K Race

  • Fundraise for Poole Hospital Charity
  • Safe flat course, ideal for first time race participants
  • Free technical t-shirt & bespoke medal
  • Fancy dress optional
  • Minimum age 13 years
  • Chip timing
  • Free running vest if you raise £100 in sponsorship

Poole 10k

Sunday 10.30am

Poole 10K Race

  • Poole’s premier 10K
  • Chip timing
  • Free technical t-shirt & bespoke medal
  • Extensive prize list
  • International elite, club runners, recreational runners
  • £150 cash to winners
  • minimum age 15


Are you interested in sponsoring the event?

We have a number of different packages available to suit your business such as acting as a principal sponsor to donating prizes in our goody bag.

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Want to blow away the new year cobwebs? The Junction Broadstone Quarter Marathon is filling up fast.

Starting at 10:30 on Monday January 1st 2018 at the Junction Sports & Leisure Centre, Broadstone.

This long standing 6.6 mile race has a great new route for 2018 and is a great way to work off that Christmas excess, those New Years Eve drinks or work up an appetite for a good New Years Day lunch!

Another club organised race, raising money for charity that is great value and good fun.

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