Over the past 4 months we have been working closely with, and drawing on the vast array of knowledge and resources available from, the UK Government, World Athletics, local authorities teams and medical teams to research, plan and work to adapt our delivery models. This was to ensure that, if government restrictions allowed, we were able to deliver a safe event for our Participants, Event Team, Partners and Suppliers. It is with deep regret however, we are sharing with you today that we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. We think that it’s important that you understand how and why we have come to make this decision.
As you know, it is outside of our control to say when events will be permitted to go ahead, and sadly there is insufficient information currently available to allow us to estimate when this will be. The nature of the event demands a considerable amount of preparation, not only from our team and our delivery partners, but from the participants. Their preparation for an event will involve training, sometimes meaning they are dedicating many hours away from their friends and family, which for many is understandably unpalatable or impossible with the demands of home working, childcare and schooling at this time. For others it requires the booking of accommodation or travel and we feel that it is unfair to ask for your and their continuing preparation if we cannot make a firm assurance that we will definitely be able to go ahead with the event on the planned date.
We, as a team, are devastated to be sharing this announcement with you. We know you will be equally disappointed and we are acutely aware of the impact that the loss of events is having on our affiliate charities. We will continue to do everything we can to support them.
Current participants have a range of options available to them within their My Details account. If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 4th October 2020. Please note that if you take no action by this date, we will automatically defer your entry to the 2021 event for you.
We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the event, and look forward to being back delivering world-class events again for you, and our affiliate charities, in 2021.
What runs are available?
There truly is something for everyone at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival!
SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER 2021
Supersonic 5k - Start time 3.30pm. Open to age 11years and over
The Supersonic 5K is an increasingly popular race distance, for those who aren’t quite ready for the 10K distance. Please note that this is NOT the Supernova 5K, that is a separate event which takes place at dusk.
The Supersonic 5K event is the perfect way to get involved in Run Bournemouth with your family and friends. Starting on Bournemouth Prom and finishing near the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route allows runners the rare opportunity to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier.
Supernova 5K - start time 7pm Age: Open to all ages
Have you ever experienced running along the historic Bournemouth Pier at dusk? Well now’s your chance! Expect to be swept away on a distinctly magical experience as Bournemouth Pier is bathed in beautiful light. Please note: there are two different 5k events at Run Bournemouth – make sure this is the correct one you wish to enter!
Take a beautiful and iconic venue such as the Bournemouth Pier, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone – grandparents, uncles, aunties, parents, kids, friends!), dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova 5K!
Junior 2k - Start time 2.30pm. Open to ages 9-12 years
The Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Run Bournemouth weekend. Runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5K and runners aged 9-12 will run 2K.
Junior 1.5k - Start time 1.30pm. Open to ages 6-8 years
The Run Bournemouth Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Run Bournemouth weekend. Runners aged 6-8 will run 1.5K and runners aged 9-12 will run 2K.
Kid's Kilometre - Start time 12.30pm Open to ages 3-6 years
The Run Bournemouth Junior races are a great way to get the whole family involved in Run Bournemouth weekend. Runners aged 3-6 will run in the Kids’ Kilometre. Children taking part in this event must be accompanied by an adult (adults do not need to have an entry).
WIN £150 WORTH OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
In order to qualify for the Junior Schools Competition, a school MUST enter at least 3 boys and 3 girls into the RB Junior Races (this includes the Junior 2k & the Junior 1.5k).
Please check out the website for more details https://www.runbournemouth.com/schools/
Starting on Bournemouth Prom and finishing near the Run Bournemouth Hub in the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route takes in the Bournemouth Pier. It’s a great race for kids of all ages.
SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2021
Half Marathon – Start time 10am. Over 17’s only
The Bournemouth Half Marathon starts at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head, which forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. The first 5 miles of the route makes its way along the cliff tops affording participants the very best views of the coastline before dropping down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you run along the promenade with Boscombe Pier in sight. for more information click here: https://www.bournemouthhalfmarathon.com/
Supersonic 10k – Start time 9am. Over 15’s only
The Supersonic 10K is a fantastic flat & fast course, great for setting a quick time or for a chance to take in the stunning Bournemouth coastline at your own pace. Starting at the spectacular and beautiful Hengistbury Head, which forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays, the first 2km of the route makes its way along the cliff tops affording participants the very best views of the coast before dropping down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you run along the promenade with Boscombe Pier in sight, For more information click here: https://www.runbournemouth.com/supersonic10k/
Is there a fee?
There is no entry fee to you as SiMBA are an affiliated charity but we have set minimum sponsorship level detailed below for this event to cover the cost of the event place charged to the charity.
- Marathon - £400
- Half Marathon - £250.00
- Supersonic 10k - £120.00
- Supernova 5k - £70.00
- Kids Kilometre - £25
- 1.5k Junior Race - £25
- 2k Junior Race - £25
- 5k Junior Race - £25
We're here to support you
We think you are totally awesome for entering this event and we want to support you every step of the way. We'll be in regular contact via email, we'll help you to set up your Just Giving Page, we'll wish you luck before the event and share your story on our social media too. We can also email you a personalised sponsorship form, if needed.
It's really important for us to ensure that you are able to meet our minimum sponsorship targets for this event before you register. If you have any concerns about raising the requested amount please speak to us before you sign up.
For further details for all events please visit https://www.runbournemouth.com/
In this challenging time events are constantly changing, for the most up to date information please refer to the organisers website
Please email our fundraising team on email@example.com or call: 0131 353 0055 if you have any queries at all.