Welcome to the New Forest Marathon 2018!

What you’ve said…

“My 13th marathon and loved every minute of it. I’ll be back next year with some friends to run it again!” Helen
“Had a great day running the half yesterday. My first multi-terrain event and I don’t think I can run another road race again as the scenery was exceptional! Excellent organisation and the best Race Village I’ve ever seen!” Natalie
“Really enjoyed the route for the 10K race, very well organised! Really liked the race village set up, was really nice being able to chill out a bit before heading home. 110% recommend this race! Also the best warm up!” Shakiba
“First ever half marathon completed yesterday and couldn’t ask for better hosts than everyone at the New Forest Marathon! Amazing day with a great atmosphere, idyllic location and route through the forest. Everyone was so kind and helpful” Georgie
“Cracking race, definitely my favourite half-marathon route with exceptional organisation from start to finish. My wife did the 5k and kids took part in the Junior race! What a family day to remember, and FAB medals! We loved watching the bands and dance groups afterwards, cant wait until next year!” Barney
“Second year at this event and rain or shine it’s simply the best one I’ve been to. Fantastically well organised and a great Race Village. Thanks to all those who organised, marshalled and supported”. Ian
“I ran the Half today and I really enjoyed it. Such a beautiful forest to run in and the wild horses everywhere are wonderful to see as it was my first time in the New Forest”. Linda
“Too many words to describe how amazing today was! By far the BEST half I’ve done! The crowds were awesome & it was really well organised & a HUGE thanks to the organisers….full marathon next year…woop woop!” Fi
“Stunning route, amazing volunteers and the medal is brilliant, my third year and I’ll keep coming back! Well done all!!” Rider
“Fantastic event. Course is beautiful and organisation is top notch. Everything a marathon should be”. Jo
“What a great event. I have been running for 20 years and this must be up there with the best. Lovely atmosphere, great scenery. You even arranged the sunshine. Really well organised”. Mike
“My first ever half marathon! There couldn’t have been a better atmosphere or scenery to help me on my journey!” Kay
“I was just looking for a race that was not too far from London where I was visiting. I did not expect to have this much fun. Great organization, friendly, and a fantastic scenic course!” Rodney
“Absolutely loved this event. I did the half today and my brother did the full. We camped overnight. Highest praise from start to finish…from the regular email updates pre race, the awesome race village, organisers and organisation, great t-shirt, finishers medal and toilet provision! The course itself was fabulous..loved the scenery! So much positivity to say that I’ll leave it with ‘We will be back for sure’!!” Paul


Sunday September 9th 2018
New Park Showground, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH


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About Us

The New Forest Marathon Team aims to:

  1. Revitalise and raise the profile of the marathon.
  2. Inspire as many people as possible to take part in physical activity, lowering levels of inactivity and improving the health of the community.
  3. Build a sustainable platform to raise money and awareness of local good causes via the New Forest Marathon Community Fund.
  4. Use the marathon as a platform to help as many people, organisations and businesses as possible.
  5. Operate with transparency, high moral standards and clear communication.
  6. Support, promote and respect the New Forest National Park at all times.

The Race

We are delighted to offer 7 race options for 2018

Full Marathon, Advertiser and Times Half Marathon, New Forest Health & Leisure 10k , ExxonMobil 5k, Junior 1k and 200m Race, SES Autoparts Team Challenge and Woodland Walk.

The New Forest is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. We are excited about sharing this with you. Extensive planning and testing has gone into the routes to offer a true New Forest experience.

All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

News coming soon of new events for 2018, watch this space!

Details of 2018 routes can be viewed below



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The New Forest Marathon Community Fund

Over the last 34 years the marathon has raised over £1.27 million for local good causes, making a huge impact to many people and organisations, many of which you will see volunteering on race day.

It is absolutely imperative to us to see this pot continue to grow to support all the superb organisations that exist within the New Forest and surrounding area. To achieve this, we have set up The New Forest Marathon Community Fund. To find out more, click on the ‘fundraising’ section.

Thanks to ABP Southampton in 2017 and 2018 every £1 raised for the New Forest Marathon Community Fund a further £1 will be donated!


Total money raised in 2017 for the New Forest Community Fund

Latest News

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Event Partners

We aim to use the event as a platform to help as many people, organisations and businesses as possible. If you would like to become a sponsor of the New Forest Marathon, or enquire about trading at the event please register by clicking the link below


Brought to you by:

Advertiser & TimesAlexandra Sports EKS Accounting ExxonMobilSkanska Isaacs Gift P&P CreativeGarminyourphysioplan.comBournemouth WaterSouthern Events Company Sam FMCopyriteBBC Solent This Girl CanNHSRuncampAbacusSouth Coast MarqueesCycle Expirence National Park AuthorityBournemouth UniversityTL Fencing Advertiser and TimesBournemouth Physiotherapy Clinic SES AutopartsJD Scaffolding Royal Southampton Yacht Club INEOSFyffes New Forest Health & LeisureR & W New Forest Farm MachineryNew Forest Signs Bournemouth Physiotherapy Clinics  Foxlease


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