3rd June 2018


Poole Park

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Event Information


Poole’s premier competitive running event with runners of all abilities from across the Country competing with the Nations best athletes.

Now in its 36th year, the Poole Festival of Running is probably Poole’s oldest 10k race. It will feature top international runners, Local Club Runners and many charity runners. All standards are welcome.

Course Information

A brand new, single lap course running down Poole Quay and over both of the town’s iconic bridges.

Poole Quay will be turned in the place to watch and support those taking part, before heading back to Poole Park for the after party.

Entry List

A  full list of entrants, is displayed here.  Please check  your details are correct. Errors can be corrected before the race but NOT afterwards.

Entries and number transfers close on 20/05/2018 at 8pm.

On the day

Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Your race number can be collected from the admin marquee in Poole Park on Saturday 3rd June from 2:00pm until 5:00pm and race day 7:00 am until 8:30 am.  Please attach your number to the front of your vest or T-shirt and ensure it is visible at all times. Please ensure that contact phone numbers & medication details are written on the reverse.

Please note that in order to comply with UK Athletics rules you must not fold your number. Race referees can and do, disqualify runners who do so. Race Numbers must be worn only by the runner to whom they have been issued. They are NOT transferable in any circumstances.

 Car Parking & Toilets

There are pay and display car parks at the Civic Centre and the Everyone Active Leisure Centre. Toilets are available at The ARK and at the start/finish.


Please come changed ready to run if possible, however there are changing facilities in the marquee. Do not leave valuables in here as we cannot accept responsibility for any loss. The Friends of Poole Park will be running a baggage tent where you can leave bags in return for a small donation.


Full results will be on the results page on this site.


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.


Remember you have entered at your own risk, so please pay attention to the marshals and the race instructions. Race officials will remain at the finish until the last runner has completed the course. Where police cones have been placed in the road competitors must run inside the cones. DO NOT run out of the coned off area into the road.


There will be a water station on the course, details will be provided in the final race instructions.

Prizes (Poole 10k Event)

You do not need to register or declare teams as this will be done automatically. First four runners will score, with the lowest combined placing’s winning the team prize. Vets count as seniors for the team. An individual will be awarded any prizes to which they are entitled, i.e. if a Male Vet 40 is 3rd overall and 1st Vet in his category, he be awarded both prizes.


Will be in the main arena, full details and a timetable will be published nearer the time. Please stay and support your fellow competitors. There are refreshments, bar facilities and entertainment to enjoy.


Due to the confines of the course, the event is not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or buggies etc and please – no dogs. Athletes must not be accompanied or followed by others on cycles.

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Entries fill up fast! On-line entries close 9:00 pm Sunday 20th May 2018
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