2018 New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

9th September 2018
New Park Showground, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH
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Full Marathon SOLD OUT


9th September 2018 at 9:00am

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Half Marathon SOLD OUT


9th September 2018 at 9:55am

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9th September 2018 at 10:25am

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9th September 2018 at 10:40am

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5K Junior (11-16 years) SOLD OUT


9th September 2018 at 10:40am

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5K Junior (8 - 10 years) SOLD OUT


9th September 2018 at 10:40am

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Woodland Walk (mixed terrain)


9th September 2018 at 10:15am

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Important Infomation:

Race Start Times:
Full: 9.00
Half: 9.55
10k: 10.25
5k: 10.40
Woodland Walk: 10.15

Can I walk the event? - What time does the course close?

The full and half marathons both close at 3.30pm. We encourage all to complete the courses and enter the distance that you feel you are able to cope with.

If you struggle to complete your distance on the day, of course you can walk but please keep to the side of the track to ensure you do not impede/obstruct other runners. A runner must retire immediately if ordered to do so by a medical officer of the race.

Advice on training can be found on the training zone part of the website. 

Entries Deadline:
3rd September 2018 - Please support us by entering early. Occasionally we allow cash entries on Friday and Saturday via registration at the Race Village, see social media for information on this.

Minimum age requirements for each event:

  • Full Marathon: 18 Years
  • Half Marathon: 17 years
  • 10k: 15 years
  • 5k: 11 years
  • 5k: 8 - 10 years (See Below for terms and conditions) 
  • 1.5k: 5 years +
  • 200m: Everyone welcome, Parents and buggies welcome to join in

5K 8 - 10 Terms and conditions

Entry to the 5K (8 - 10 years) includes the price of an accompanying adult and the child must fulfil the following 4 criteria:

1, You must be 8yrs old or above on race day
2, You must have completed a 5k distance twice before the event and you are comfortable with this distance 
3, You must be accompanied by a parent or guardian AT ALL TIMES before, during and after the race. The accompanying adult must also be officially entered for the event.
4, You must have read and understood the declaration upon booking

Raising money for Charity:

In the last 34 years the New Forest Marathon has donated over £1.27 million to support over 100 local good causes and community groups. To help this pot grow we have set up the New Forest Marathon Community Fund which is a registered charity (charity number: 1176268). We aim to get as many runners as possible to run for this cause but we recognise that you may have other charities close to your heart, if this is the case we encourage you to donate the first £10.00 of sponsorship to the New Forest Marathon Community Fund to help support the local community groups and inspire healthy projects in the forest and surrounding areas.

You can find out more about the New Forest Marathon Community Fund on the fundraising page of the website.

You can make a donation in a number of ways:

You can donate at any time by clicking on the Virgin Money Giving logo below.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving


  1. Run for the New Forest Marathon Community Fund and Raise at least £100 and you will receive your place for Free! Choose from the Full, Half, 10k, 5k or Woodland Walk.

This offer is only open to the first 100 runners.

To sign up simply click on the link below and follow the instructions on the page:



  1. We have added an option on the entry page of the race booking process where you can simply add the amount you wish to donate to the fund. After checkout the amount you've entered will go straight to the Community Fund.

This year we have raised over £21,000 and funded over 20 projects helping hundreds more people to get active. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in helping to make a difference in our local community.

Charity Helpers:
The marshals and helpers on the course mostly represent the community groups that you are raising money for. Feel free to ask them how the marathon has helped them in the past.

First Time Runners:
All routes share the same start and finish experience, we have designed it this way to inspire runners to progress to the next level in the following years. It also allows you to share the experience with your friends and family, even if you are doing different distances. If this is your first major run, we recommend the Half Marathon as the Full Marathon can be quite challenging.

Full refunds will be available within 14 days of purchase, following this we are unable to offer refunds if you do not run. However there is a deferral option please see FAQ's on the event website.

Wheelchairs, Cyclists, Child buggies and Dogs: 
Regrettably our courses are not currently suitable for wheelchair access so we cannot accept wheelchair entries at this stage. 
Cyclists, Child buggies, Dogs are not permitted to accompany runners in the race. We are however looking to develop these areas in the future.

Although not recommended, personal stereos, IPods & mp3 players can be used at the 2018 New Forest Marathon Event. Please read the following advice:
The New Forest Marathon Team follow UKA standards and strongly advise that you DO NOT wear in ear headphones or use audio devices during the race for your own safety, especially on road sections. However, we endorse the use of Aftershokz as this provides a safe solution allowing participants to hear their surroundings as well as their music. In 2018 although NOT RECOMMENDED, there will be no disqualification for use of audio devices.



Once you have paid you wil recieve a confirmation email. Lots of information including race pack collection information, deferal policy and other FAQ's can be found under the informaton section of our website www.newforestmarathon.co.uk