Get Set for Stur’s annual Half Marathon and 5k


This year’s Sturminster Newton Half Marathon –organised by the Dorset Doddlers – takes place on Sunday 6th August. The race starts at 10.30am in Station Road, just outside the Railway Gardens, and the route goes out through Manston, Margaret Marsh, Stour Row and Todber, returning back via Moorside and Hinton to finish on the High School playing field. The lead runners are expected to finish at around 11.40am.

The 5K option
If distance running is not your thing, there is also a multi-terrain 5K, which starts just after the half marathon. You will line up on the same start line before making your way along Sturminster’s roads, tracks and footpaths towards Hinton St Mary. After a lap around Hinton, the route will head back through the beautiful avenue of trees before crossing the finish line at the High School.
Race Admin will be stationed at the High School. You can enter online in advance for the Half Marathon, and all 5K entries will be taken on the day at Race HQ. All finishers will receive a race memento and a delicious Honeybun Cake!
There will also be refreshments and children’s races on the School playing field.
Come along and run, or get out and support the runners along the routes. If you live on the route and it is a hot day feel free to come out with your hosepipe and cool them down!

For more information on both races and the whole event, please visit or call race director Christine on 01258 472010.

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