3rd June 2018

From 11:45am

Poole Park


Event Information

Minithon races are for children age 6 to 14 + an under 6 fun run

The Minithon races are all held on traffic-free roads and are fully marshalled. Entrants of all standards are encouraged. There is a race clock at the finish gantry and plenty of opportunities for parents to support their children. A formal prize giving is held in the arena after the last race. In the past trophies have been presented by the Mayor of Poole. All finishers will receive a quality medal.

All races can be entered online, please click ‘Register ‘and then complete the entry details.  It will really help the race organisers if you pre-register before 9:00 pm Sunday 20th May as this helps with the event planning and ensures we will have enough medals for everyone. Race day entry may be possible but only if spaces are still available.

Boys and Girls in all of the age categories will start at the same time.  However, the race results will still be produced separately, with the girls and boys individual prizes being presented at the prize giving.

Under 6’s fun run:  In addition to the above, there is an U6’s fun run for children accompanied by an adult.  There is no need to pre-register and no payment is required.  No race number will be issued.  Just turn up on the start line to take part.

Information for races age 6 – 14

  • Start times:
  • 11:45 Girls & Boys 6/7
  • 12:00 Girls &Boys 8/9
  • 12:15 Girls & Boys 10/11
  • 12:30 Girls & Boys 12/14
  • Start is at the main finish gantry by the fountain
  • Pre-registration is required. Register online or in the marquee.
  • Please ensure you enter the correct category (age on race day)
  • No accompanying adults.
  • Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Individuals in each category
  • All finishers will receive a medal
  • Entry fee: £8.00
  • The race will be chip timed with the chip fixed to the back of the race number. Race number should be collected from the Admin Marquee on Saturday 2nd June between 2:30pm and 6pm or on race day (at least 30 minutes before your race starts)
  • Course length: 1 mile for 6/7, 8/9 and 10/11 races; 1.5 miles for 12 – 14 race

Information for U6’s

  • Race starts at 12:30(straight after the start of the boys and girls 12 – 14 race)
  • Start is at the main finish gantry by the fountain.
  • No need to pre-enter
  • No entry fee
  • All children most be accompanied by an adult.
  • Course length – approx 1/3 mile

On the day

Race Numbers & Timing Chips (races age 6 – 14)

Your race number can be collected from the Admin Marquee in Poole Park on Saturday 2nd June from 2 pm until 5:00 pm and race day from 7:00 am. Please attach this number to the front of your vest or T-shirt and ensure it is visible at all times.  If you are taking any medication please write this on the reverse and give a contact phone number.

Car Parking & Toilets

Civic Centre Multi-story car park is free all day. The outside car park at the Civic Centre and the Everyone Active Leisure Centre: Poole car parks are pay and display.  Toilets are available at The Ark Café and at the start/finish.


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


Race results will be displayed on the results page of this website.

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Please support our Charity

Poole Hospital Charity is delighted to have been chosen once again as the nominated charity for Poole Festival of Running 2018.