Half Marathon Race in the New Forest

Race update

Wednesday 28 March:
We are close to finalising a new date for this year in late October / early November so that the 2018 event can still happen. Finding a date which does not clash with other races and also meets Forestry Commission requirements has taken some time, but we are almost there and hope to be able to confirm the date shortly.

All entries will be carried over to this new date at no extra cost to you. Please bear with us whilst we try to secure that date, which can take a bit of time. At this point however, it is likely that a new date will be in mid autumn. Only if we have exhausted every possibility for a 2018 date will we officially cancel for this year. Thank you all for your amazing support and we will keep you posted we promise. ​

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.