North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay

Sunday 5th May 2024

at 8:30 AM

From Sturminster Newton High School


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 2024

The fourth race in the 2024 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

Race numbers will be posted two weeks before the event.
Confirmation of entry will be done by email soon after entry.

Runners entered after the 21/04/24 will need to pick up their numbers from race headquarters from 7:00 until 8:15 AM on race morning

Closing Date

On the 27th April 2024 (online closing date) or when the limit of 400 is reached. Strictly no entries on the day.


Medal and memento 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.

Please note that only runners who are affiliated to UKA count towards the marathon team prize.

The main prizes (marathon 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female, relay 1st, 2nd and 3rd male, female and mixed) will be awarded on the finish line. The age category prizes and marathon team prize will be posted.


Some hot food will available to purchase at the school, before (bacon butties) and after the race. Vegetarian, vegan food options and gluten free available. 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 to either defer your entry, get refund for your entry ( minus a £5 administration fee ) or to donate your entry fee to the school. Refunds will no longer be available after the 27th April 2024.

Please note: From 2023, runners will be allowed to defer their entries up to 2 times only.

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: 2024-46313

Accurately measured.

Cerificate Number: 24/130