- Distance26.2 miles
- Water stations
- Traffic free
- Wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age18
- Distance MarkersEvery mile and every 10km
- Postal closing date28th Apr 2018
- Size of field400
- Entrants last year236
- Event website
- Event AffiliationUK Athletics
- Universal entry form (pdf)Yes
- Available from race websiteYes
- Online entry availableYes
- Postal entry availableYes
The North Dorset Village Marathon is turning 10 years old in 2018.
Why not come and help the Dorset Doddlers running club celebrate by running 26.2 miles of stunning Dorset scenery? With a race limit of 400 runners don’t miss out on the chance to run one of Dorset’s (and maybe the countries) most picturesque marathons.
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Starting in the traditional market town of Sturminster Newton, the runners will take in the villages of Hinton St. Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Farrington, Child Okeford and Hammoon. The finishing straight will see the runners cross the line along the old railway line back in Sturminster Newton.
Perhaps you have a competitive streak? Course records currently stand at 2:36:37 for the men’s race, and 3:02:54 for the ladies.
Of course running a full marathon is not for everyone. We also have a relay race; with 40 teams consisting of a maximum of 4 runners. So share the running with friends or family!
Once you have crossed the line, you will be treated to our famous hog roast (vegetarian and vegan options available) as well as live music. The Dorset Doddlers look forward to welcoming you to the North Dorset Village Marathon!
Don’t just take our word for it…here is some feedback from runners of the North Dorset Village Marathon 2017…
“Brilliant, well organised and lovely pretty route will definitely recommend.”
“Thank you for a great, well organised event yet again. I'm so pleased I chose it as my first post baby marathon.”
“Thanks to everyone who helped out today, one of my favourite marathons and I'll definitely be back for more next year.”
“Great run and excellent event in general. Thanks to all the organisers, marshals, and fellow runners.”
“Thank you for a great day, superb marshals, plenty of water stations and the hog roast was just what I needed. See you all again next year!”
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