The Garmin New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K 2023

10th September 2023
New Park Showground, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire SO42 7QH
ORA Events Limited
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Full Marathon


10th September 2023 at 9:30am

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10th September 2023 at 10:55am

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5K - 17+ years old


10th September 2023 at 11:15am

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5K - (11-16yrs)


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5K (8-10yrs) Including Accompanying Adult


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Virtual Events


10th September 2023 at 9:00am

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Virtual Events Oversea's


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Woodland Walk


10th September 2023 at 10:55am

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Camping Only (includes up to 4 people per pitch)


10th September 2023 at 9:00am

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Junior 200m - (0 - 5yrs)


10th September 2023 at 3:30pm

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Junior 1 mile - (6 - 12yrs)


10th September 2023 at 3:30pm

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Hoodie Only (£35 + £5 P+P) See website for delivery details


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The Garmin New Forest Marathon 2023

Race Start times 

Sunday 10th September



9:30am – Full Marathon*

10:20am – Half Marathon*

10:55am – Woodland Walk*

10:55am – 10K*

11:15am – 5K*

3:30pm – Junior Run 200m/1mile*

These are subject to change and may differ slightly, final start times to be confirmed July 2023*


Minimum age requirements for each event:

  • Half Marathon: 17 years
  • 10K: 15 years
  • 5K: 11 years
  • 5K: 8 - 10 years (See below for terms and conditions) 
  • Junior: 0 - 12 years - This is a fun based race for all ages to enjoy, parents and family are welcome to support those little ones by joining in.

5K 8 - 10 Terms and conditions

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

1, You must be 8yrs old or above on race day
2, You must have completed a 5k or 10k 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
5, For the 10k the paren/guardian must email consent for their son/daughter to take part in the 10k 

Raising money for Charity:

In the last 38 years the New Forest Marathon has donated over £1.33 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.


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.

Since 2015 we have raised over £85000 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 so please show them you thanks and support. 

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.

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 and Child buggies 
Regrettably, our courses are not currently suitable for wheelchair access so we cannot accept wheelchair entries at this stage. 
Cyclists and Child buggies 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 2023 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 2023 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