North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay

Sunday 30th April 2017 at 8:30 AM

From Sturminster Newton High School


Entries for the 2017 marathon are open.

Postal entries here.

Runners world entries are no longer provided as their new entry system is a rip off. Instead use the Run Britain online entries here.


Entries will be restricted to 400 participants.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over on the day of the event.
Dogs, wheelchairs and baby buggies are not allowed.

The use of personal music players is not permitted. Any infringements will lead to disqualification.


Dorset Road Race League 2017

The race fourth race in the 2017 Dorset Road Race League (League website here)

Dorset County Championship

The race has been selected as the Dorset County Championship race for the marathon. County championship eligibility:
. Born in Dorset
. Nine months continuous residence in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.
. Nine months service in HM Forces stationed in Dorset immediately prior to the date of the race.
. No athlete is allowed to compete in the Championships of more than one County in any one nine month period.

Race Numbers

Numbers will NOT be posted. Runners will need to register at the start from 7:00AM on race day.
Confirmation of entry will be done by email or by post if a SSAE is included with entry.

Closing Date

On the 28th April 2017 or when the limit of 400 is reached. Strictly no entries on the day.


Medal and technical tshirt to all finishers.
Prizes to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Open Male and Female, 1st Male and 1st Female in the following age categories: 18-20+, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 1st Male and 1st Female teams (based on aggregate time of the first 3 members of a qualifying club).
Competitors can win only one prize (except team prize) and will be considered in the Open category first.
Prize giving will take place at the school.

Hog Roast and Live Music

The marathon race entry will include a Hog Roast, vegetarian or vegan food option. It will be served at the school. Supporters will be able to purchase food on the day if they wish.

Time Limit

There is a 6 ½ hours time limit. Runners unable to complete the race in that time limit will be offered retirement but are welcome to complete the run at their own risk.

Unable to Run

Swapping of numbers is encouraged but the race organiser should be made aware of the swap taking place. The runner retiring should contact the organiser to give the details of the runner taking over the entry. The new runner should then email/post a completed entry form.

If you do not have to somebody to give your place to, you will be offered a refund for your entry ( minus a £2 administration fee ) or to donate your entry fee to the school. Refunds will no longer be available after the 28/04/16.

Race Full

If the race is oversubscribed you should contact the organisers and have your name put down on the waiting list. Should a number become available you will be contacted by the race organiser.
Numbers will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Organised according to UKA Rules.

Permit: Applied For

Accurately measured.

Cerificate Number: 14/093