Bournemouth Marathon Festival Launched

Bournemouth and Poole to host inaugural Marathon Festival

Stunning coastal views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole will be on show as the south coast hosts a new international Marathon for the first time.

Entries opened on 12 November for the running festival that will see thousands of runners from all over the world take to the streets of the coastal resorts on October 5 and 6, 2013. Bournemouth Pier which is set in the centre of seven miles of golden sand, framed by the Isle of Wight and the Purbeck Hills, is just one of the route highlights in a series of races predicted to become a vital addition to the UK running calendar. The award winning Boscombe Pier will also feature in the new family friendly festival which as well as a Marathon will also include a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and two junior races.