Half Marathon Race in the New Forest

Race cancelled

09.00 Saturday 03 March:
Following a further review of ground conditions and weather forecasts today the organisers have regretfully decided to cancel the race.

Runner, spectator and volunteer safety is of the utmost importance for us and with the current conditions and further rain and near freezing temperatures forecast we cannot guarantee the safety of the course, road and pavement conditions.

In addition the conditions have made it impossible to get the necessary infrastructure in place today to run the event.

We will be investigating the options for a deferred date and will inform you of further news next week.

The event will run over our well established course which has been greeted enthusiastically by runners in previous events including the highly successful series of John Austin Half Marathons. It is a scenic off road course, entirely traffic free running through the beautiful New Forest.

Organised with the help and support of the local running community, the race makes a great day out for competitors of all levels. The date just a few weeks before the London Marathon lends itself nicely to a spring marathon buildup. There will be prizes for the overall men’s and women’s winners and winners of respective age categories (Senior, V40, V50, V60) as well as spot prizes, T-Shirt, Medals and an excellent goody bag for all runners with 100% of the proceeds going to Oakhaven Hospice.

Photo: Charles Whitton Photography www.charleswhittonphotography.com

If you have the organisational skills and would like to help with the race organisation or would like to sponsor the event please contact melanie.stone@oakhavenhospice.co.uk. Melanie would also be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to help on the day as a volunteer marshal.

For more information about the Oakhaven Forest Half Marathon go to Race Information. or for details of the course go to Race Route.


Photos of the race will be available at Charles Whitton Photography

For more information about Oakhaven visit the hospice website at www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk

Marshalling support from Southampton University Air Squadron

suas-crestMost of the marshalls on the course are generously provided by volunteers from Southampton University Air Squadron (SUAS).

SUAS is a Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) Squadron composed of University Students from across South Hampshire and Sussex, including Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. SUAS is volunteering this year to help organise and marshal the Oakhaven Forest Half Marathon.

SUAS are present to represent the Royal Air Force and support the Oakhaven Half Marathon, as part of their goal to aid the extraordinary work charities do across the UK.