Junior Race


New Forest Marathon Junior Race

The New Forest Marathon Team are passionate about getting people active, and there is no better way to start them to follow in the footsteps of mum and dad or the thousands of other runners at the event. 2018 saw every age represented from 1 to 96 years at the event and we would love to see the junior field grow and grow from the 225 we saw this year.

How do I register?

To register, simply turn up on the day of the event and visit ‘Race Registration’ from 1pm. One of our friendly registration crew will sign you up and provide you with a t-shirt and race number.

How much does it cost?

The Junior Race can be entered on Race Day from 1pm at the registration area in the Race Village. A suggested £3 donation to the New Forest Marathon Community Fund that funds and inspires activity throughout the area.

What age can run? 

Any age between 5 and 12 years old (1k) as well as an under 5’s 200m event.

Can adults run with juniors?

Of course you can, sharing the experience is fully encouraged, a great one for the memory bank!

How far is it?

The course uses the same start and finish as the main event races. We think it’s important that juniors get the same feel running up and down the amazing start finish straight as all the other runners. The course winds around the race village for about 1 kilometre.

This year we also have a shorter 200m course (Under 5’s) running down the famous New Forest Marathon final straight and under the Start/Finish bridge.

What time does the race start?

The junior race starts at 3.45pm, but make sure you are ready about 15 minutes before so you can take part in the warm up on the start line!

Is there a prize?

Every runner will take home a t-shirt to remember the day, a bottle of New Forest Spring water and a New Forest Marathon medal.

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