The New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K 2021

25th September 2021
St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
ORA Events Limited
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Full Marathon


25th September 2021 at 10:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Half Marathon


26th September 2021 at 12:00pm

Entries close 17th September 2021



26th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

5K - 17+ years old


25th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Junior 5K (11-16yrs)


25th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Child 5K (8-10yrs) Inc Accompanying Adult


25th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Woodland Walk


25th September 2021 at 9:15am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Virtual Events


25th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Evening Pass (Non-runners)


25th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Camping Only


25th September 2021 at 9:00am

Entries close 17th September 2021

Important Infomation:

The Organisers ORA Events reserve the rights to make changes to the advertised package.

1. Please note: We fully anticipate the 2021 New Forest Marathon event will operate as advertised however, to allow for sensible measures should Government guidelines be in force we may need to adapt for social distancing purposes.


New Forest Marathon 2021 Entry times 

*provisional start times depending on government guidelines at time of event


Saturday 25th September

5km - 9:00am 

Woodland Walk - 9:15am

Junior 200m and 1 mile - TBC

Full Marathon - 10:00am 


Sunday 26th September

10km - 9:00am

Half Marathon - 12:00pm 


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) 

Raising money for Charity:

In the last 37 years the New Forest Marathon has donated over £1.31 million to support over 125 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


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.

In 2020 we have raised over £5000 and funded projects helping local 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. 

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. 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.

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 due to the narrowness of tracks in certain parts and to avoid congestion. We are however looking to develop these areas in the future.

Although not recommended, personal stereos, IPods & mp3 players can be used at the 2021 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 2021 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 our Essential Information Pack will be availble on our website  

*All essential information details will be sent via email on 15th September 2021 to those signed up, race packs will be posted to the registered address one week before the event.