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.   


Please find below 2019 essential race information.


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

A New Forest Marathon Shuttle Bus will operate from Brockenhurst Railway Station to New Park (Race Village/Start/Finish) throughout the day. The Shuttle Bus timetable and prices are shown below:


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)

By Bicycle

Anyone wishing to travel to New Park Farm Showground by bicycle can do so. There will be a bike park where you can safely lock up your bike, but remember to bring your own lock!

Race/Event Times   

      Full Marathon  9.00am
Half Marathon 9.55am
New Forest Health & Leisure 10k 10.25am
ExxonMobil 5k 10.40am
Woodland Walk 10.15am


Race Packs

You can pick up your race pack from New Park Showground (Race Village) on:

Friday 11th September 4pm – 9pm

Saturday 12th September 10am – 7pm

Sunday 13th 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.


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


New Forest Marathon Camping

New for 2020 is our upgraded camping area, with hot showers and toilets and water points. Pitches are located around 300 metres from the Race Village! Set amongst the beautiful surroundings of New Park the camping field is ideally positioned to complete your New Forest Marathon experience. These are for runners as well as supporters, friends and family.

A weekend camping pass includes a pitch for Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. There is no rush to leave, so take your time. Final check out is 5pm on Monday 14th September.

Your camping pass includes :

  • 1 camping unit (e.g. a tent/caravan/camper van)
  • up to 4 people
  • 1 car

The camping field facilities provides the perfect solution for your New Forest Marathon accommodation sharing the exciting build up. Campervans, motorhomes and caravans are all welcome!

For those looking to explore the local villages of Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst are only 5 mins away for that pre-race meal at one of the many great local restaurants, we can even offer glimpses of the resident ponies, deer and larma’s!

You can book a camping pitch when registering for your event or if you have already signed up or wish to add friends/family simply contact us [email protected] for further details. Due to high demand for marathon camping, all camping bookings are non-refundable outside the first 14 days.

If you’ve booked onto camping at the New Forest Marathon click Here to download our camping information pack. Details will be emailed out to you just before your stay!

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