Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Take part in the sunny South Coast’s running event and raise vital funds for the nation's Armed Forces community.

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This event has something for just about everyone, whether you are an elite athlete or brand new to running, the Bournemouth Marathon Festival offers many distances in one unique festival of running. Simply choose a distance that suits you! 

Guaranteed charity places

Run for Team Legion to secure a guaranteed place in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. We will pay for your place and in return, we ask you to kindly reach your minimum fundraising pledge by 10 November 2018.


Sponsorship details are as follows:

  • Full marathon (18yrs+) - £450 minimum sponsorship
  • Half marathon (17yrs+) - £250 minimum sponsorship
  • 10K (15yrs+) - £100 minimum sponsorship
  • 5K (all ages) - £50 minimum sponsorship
  • Junior 5k (11-18yrs) - £50 minimum sponsorship
  • Junior 2k (9-12yrs) - £30 minimum sponsorship
  • Junior 1.5k (6-8yrs) - £30 minimum sponsorship
  • Junior 1k (3-6yrs) - £30 minimum sponsorship

What's included

Your place on Team Legion will include:

  • A Royal British Legion running vest
  • Fundraising support, ideas and tips
  • Regular communication to keep you up-to-date
  • Training plans to help you reach your target time
  • The loudest cheers on the day from our enthusiastic team

Got your own place?

Already have your own place? Run for Team Legion and receive all the benefits a charity place runner will receive but with no minimum fundraising pledge – we simply ask you to raise as much as you can.

For more information, please get in touch on 0333 011 4500 or email us at

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