Dorchester Marathon

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The very first Dorchester Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 28th May!

The event is raising money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and other local charities.

Both races are now full, but here's useful information for you if you live in the local area:


The Route

Check out the route and go and cheer the runners on!

Download a route map here (pdf)


Road Closures

There are closures on Sunday 28th May in locations including the town centre, West Stafford, Tolpuddle, Athelhampton, Puddletown, and surrounding villages.

See the full list of road closures and timings (pdf)

Road closure details on Dorset For You


Spectator Information

Discover great places to go to cheer on the runners and avoid the road closures!

See the interactive map for spectator here (pdf)


Help out as a Marshall

Organisers are looking for:

75 Route Marshals aged 18 or over with local knowledge to help runners, motorists and the public to ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable experience for everyone.

This will be provided for all Marshalls:

    Briefings and support materials
    Course and road closure details
    Guidance and maps for motorists in your area
    A phone contact for instant help or a radio phone if no signal
    High viz jackets and a packed lunch if on duty at lunchtime
    Access to the post race entertainment!

Click here for more information


Got any worries?

If you live on or near the route, and you have concerns, you can contact the organisers who would be happy to answer any questions.

Click here to get in touch

Read the letter from organisers to local residents (pdf)  



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