Bournemouth Bay Run

Sunday 12 April 2015

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Update: the date for this event has now changed to Sunday 12 April, find out more

The Bournemouth Bay Run is a great event and a fantastic way to raise cash to help the BHF continue its life saving pioneering work

Bournemouth's only coastal half marathon. Run alongside the English Channel coastline to raise vital funds for the fight against heart disease.

This popular event also gives you the option of a 10k Run, 5k Run and 1k Family Fun Run along Bournemouth's sea front. 

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RegistrationLocation and transport | Event times | Fundraising | TrainingEquipmentSpectators

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the event. All information is subject to change, so keep checking back for updates

Bournemouth Bay Run event information

Event update

From the start of October 2014 there'll be major landscaping works taking place at Pier Approach through to early 2015. To accommodate the completion of these works Bournemouth Council are changing the date of the event to Sunday 12 April 2015.

Challenge yourself with a 13.1 mile run against the beautiful backdrop of Bournemouth's coastline. Benefitting from an event t-shirt, timing chip, medal for all finishers and goody bag as well as full event marshalling and first aid - you'll be supported every step of the way.

10k runners will also enjoy same benefits as half marathon participants.  

Runners' Reviews

"One of the best events in the runners diary"

"I love the course and I particularly like the finish when we go downhill into Boscombe then run along the sea front. Amazing support there."

"Completing it and knowing money went to a good cause. Markers for the how many Km had been passed was good and arrows were helpful. Easy to find venue and well organised at the start and during the run the water station volunteers were great."

Registration and fees for 2015

Book early and secure your place.

Choose your route option for 2015

Entry fees  Adult (16+) Child
Half marathon route (17+ only)  £20 - Sign up now N/A
Half marathon route - affliated (17+ only)  £18 - Sign up now N/A
10k route (15+ only)  £14 - Sign up now £14 - Download an entry form
10k route - affliated (15+ only)  £12 - Sign up now £12 - Download an entry form
5k route - 13+ only  £5 - Sign up now £5 - Download an entry form
1k Family Fun run - no minimum age  £3 - on the day sign up N/A

Please note there is no on-the-day registration for the Half marathon or 10k. 

Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your sponsorship money that will help save lives.  

Your Bournemouth Bay Run entry includes

  • A medal for all finishers
  • Timing chip for Half Marathon and 10k Runners
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Medical support
  • Goody bag
  • Full route signage
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • A welcome pack containing your sponsorship form 
  • Water available en route and at the start and finish
  • Thank you certificate


Fundraising funds research that saves lives. In 1961 the number of children born with a heart defect who survived to their first birthday was around only 20 per cent. Today that figure is 80 per cent, thanks to procedures such as valve replacement that help them lead improved lives.

For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Heart disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery techniques can still be improved. And there are exciting developments in genetics and stem cell technology.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds. Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to ensure hearts keep beating.

Location & Transport

Bournemouth Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

There are plenty of car parks in the Town Centre, which is near Bournemouth Pier, follow parking signs once you reach town centre. Bourmemouth rail and bus stations are 20 minute walk away or just a five minute taxi ride.

On the day

Event times

Event date Sunday 12 April 2015
Registration open 8am - On the day regstration only for 5k and Family Fun Run
Half Marathon starts 10am (wheelchair entries start at 9.55am)
10k Race starts 9.30am (wheelchair entries start at 9.25am)
5k Fun Run starts 11.45am - just turn up before 11.35am on the day to enter
1k Children's Fun Run 9.40am - just turn up before 9.30am on the day to enter

Equipment and what to wear

We recommend wearing loose comfortable clothing and suitable footwear. See our kit list for more information


For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak to your doctor about it prior to the event.

Facilities and keeping you safe

  • Please stick to pavements as much as possible, especially where no road closures are in place.
  • Please ensure your emergency contact information is filled out on the back of your bibs
  • Luggage storage will be located close to the start/finish area. Look for the signs on the day and remember to attach the luggage tag sent in your welcome pack to your bag.
  • The event is fully fully marshalled and first aid cover is on hand to help keep you safe, well and on track.
  • Public toilets for runners and spectators are dotted along the route.


Spectators are welcome at this event and on route and at the finish line to cheer on runners. Encourage them to Ramp up the Red in support of the BHF.

Contact us

For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions section. If you have any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm on 0845 130 8663 or email

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