Littledown Marathon and Half Marathon 2020


“Due to the ongoing global crisis that is COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision via online committee meeting to cancel this event.

Although an easy decision to make in the circumstances, it is very hard when it has to be done, with England Athletics putting a ban in place until the end of May, which is likely to be extended, leaving us no other option than to cancel.

On a personal note both from a Run Director and runner point of view and with so much being cancelled, I understand the frustration.

In light of the uncertainty on when we can return to running, it will be rescheduled for 2021 and we will announce a date in due course.

All entries for this event will be automatically transferred to the new date in 2021, however refunds are available – to obtain a refund please email and we will get back to you, but please bear with us. Contact 

Thank you for your understanding and support,

James, Race Director”

Sunday 14th June 2020, 10am

The popular Littledown Marathon is back and it now has a baby brother – Littledown Half Marathon!

26.2 or 13.1 laps around a 1 mile loop of Littledown Park in Bournemouth. A flat, grass course with drinks and support every mile, and chip timing. Free car-parking, toilets, showers and changing facilities and a café/bar available within the Littledown Centre. Medal for every finisher!

Runners are welcome to bring their own drinks/snacks which can be left at the hydration station and will be available every mile. Water, sports drink and a selection of sweets will also be provided.

Each distance has an entry limit of 100 runners and a race cut off time of 6 hours. Runners must be 18 or over on the day of the event.

Marathon: UKA affiliated = £35 / Non-affiliated = £37

Half Marathon: UKA affiliated = £20 / Non-affiliated = £22

Race numbers and timing chips will not be posted out in advance.  Registration will be in the cricket pavilion at the Littledown Centre between 08:15 and 09:40.  Both events will start at 10:00.

The closing date for entries is 07/06/20 or when the limit of 100 entries is reached.

No refunds – If you are unable to run and would like to transfer your number to another runner then please email Please do not run using someone elses number without letting us know beforehand.

Awards will be given to the following (same for each distance):

First 3 Males, First 3 Females, First M Senior/M40/M50/M60, First F Senior/F40/F50/F60

TRA race permit applied for.  Littledown Marathon and Half will be held under UK Athletics rules.

The results for 2019 can be found HERE