Key Information

NB: As part of our continued commitment to keep the forest tidy, any participant seen to drop gel packs or litter outside of the Drink Station Areas will be disqualified.

We must remember that we are running through a National Park which is home to many animals and wildlife.   


Info sheet

Click here to download The Race day Info Sheet

Venue address:  

The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH

How To Find Us?

By Road

For the quickest route, we would encourage you to use the directions below and NOT the A337 from Cadnam to Lyndhurst.

From East (London, Winchester, Southampton)

  • Leave the M3 at junction 13 joining the M27 signposted West.
  • Leave M27 at Junction 2
  • Take A326
  • At signaled junction take A35 to Lyndhurst
  • Enter Lyndhurst
  • At Lyndhurst bear left to Brockenhurst (A35)
  • Keep in left hand lane and continue forward onto Gosport Lane A337 signposted Lymington
  • Continue forward for 3km and the Showground is on your right

From West (Dorchester, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Poole)

  • Follow A31 signposted Ringwood and then Southampton
  • Branch left off the A31 just before joining the M27 signposted Lyndhurst
  • At roundabout take 3rd exit, still on the A31 signposted Cadnam
  • At roundabout take 2nd exit onto the A336 signposted Totton, Netley Marsh
  • Continue to Netley Marsh
  • Turn right onto the A326
  • At signaled Junction take the A35 to Lyndhurst
  • At Lyndhurst bear left to Brockenhurst (A35)
  • Keep in left hand lane and continue forward onto Gosport Lane A337 signposted Lymington
  • Continue forward for 3km and the Showground is on your right

By Rail

There are regular trains from London, Bournemouth, Southampton and Lymington to Brockenhurst station

By Shuttle Bus

Shuttlebus Timetable

A New Forest Marathon Shuttle Bus will operate from Brockenhurst near the Cycle Experience shop to New Park (Race Village/Start/Finish) throughout the day.

Single – £3.50

Return – £5.00

Check out timetable and leave enough time to get to the start line and pay direct to the driver!

By Bus

There are regular services from Bournemouth, Southampton and Lymington.

If you have any queries regarding public transport to the Showground please contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 (Calls are charged at 10p per min) or visit www.traveline.org.uk

By Bicycle

Anyone wishing to travel to New Park Farm Showground by bicycle can do so.

Race/Event Times   

Full Marathon  9.00am
Advertiser and Times Half Marathon 9.55am
New Forest Health & Leisure 10k 10.25am
5k 10.40am
Woodland Walk 10.15am
Nordic Walk  10.45

 

Race Packs

You can pick up your race pack from New Park Farm on:

Friday 8th September 4pm – 9pm and Saturday 9th September 10am – 7pm – Sunday 10th September 6am – onwards

There will be an option to collect your pack on race day, however we strongly encourage you, if at all possible to collect these prior to the event to save time on the day.

RACE PACKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE REGISTRATION MARQUEE IN THE RACE VILLAGE, ADDRESS:

The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QH

Accommodation:

New Forest Marathon Camping

We are excited to be able to offer on site Marathon Camping on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September for £20 per pitch. We have limited this to 100 pitches at this point. Pitches can be booked by selecting the relevant box during the race entry process.

A pitch consists of 1 vehicle and 1 large tent or a camper and small tent or 2 small tents and no vehicle… you get the idea! Price includes parking for the Marathon.

Its located approximately 300m from the start line with New Park Showground and just outside the Race Village.

We welcome all but ask people to act responsibly and to respect athletes that need a good nights sleep before their race. We therefore expect no noise after 11pm and no vehicle movement between 10.30pm – 7.30am.

Facilities are “festival like” and consist of toilets, drinking water stations and New Forest fresh air. There are no showers so is very basic camping.

There are a number of other campsites close by offering a great New Forest camping experience. For more information please visit:

www.longmeadowcampsite.com