There will be some limited entries available for the 10K and minithons (the 5k has sold out), in person at the admin tent in Poole Park. The admin tent is open from 2pm-7pm Saturday and from 8 am Sunday.

2016 was bigger and better…2017 is going to be huge!

Poole Festival of Running will be run over two days, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017.

You spoke and we listened…the 10k will be at 10.30 on Sunday morning, not in the afternoon heat, there will be great medals, awesome shirts, more live music and some new events.

Take part in Poole’s biggest running event! The weekend includes five kids’ races, a 5k charity race and our flagship 10K road race, a 1 mile time trial, 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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Well the sunny weather makes us think of June so planning is already well underway for Poole Festival of Running 2018.

We are working with the powers that be to finalize a course for the Poole Half Marathon, this will be a fast and flat half with awesome scenery and lots of fun along the way. You'll get all that is expected from PFoR these days, an awesome medal, great tech shirt and much more. So if you want 13.1 miles in 2018 and want all the goodies for less than £30, put us in the diary.

What we can promise for 2018 is a hold on prices for our 5k, 10k & Minithons, early bird offers & group offers.

There will be more entertainment both in Poole Park and out on the courses, more food stands, more things for the family and a few new things for a bit of fun.

The weekend allows runners of all abilities to take part in a great event whose profits go to community running, junior running and the Poole Hospital Charity.

Entries will open in November so get that diary out and make a note, 2nd & 3rd June 2018, it's not to be missed!

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