Half Marathon Race in the New Forest

Race update

Update Monday 11 June:
We’ve finally had confirmation from the authorities for a new date of 4th November 2018. Finding a date which does not clash with other races and is acceptable to the Forestry Commission has taken some time. Thanks for bearing with us.

All previous entries will be carried over to this date at no extra cost to you.
Thank you all for your amazing support and we will issue full race day information in early September. ​

The event will run over our well established course which has been greeted enthusiastically by runners in previous events including the highly popular 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. 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.