Bridport Half Marathon, 5k & 10k
Returning for 2020 The Bridport Half marathon, 10km & 5km will start and finish at St Mary's field in the football club on the western edge of Bridport.
Registration is at the football club, as is parking for the majority of cars, overflow parking is in various other car parks around the town, all of which are within 500m of registration and the start.
ABOUT THE ROUTE
Dependent on your route choice will depend on how much of a test you will have.
The half marathon has a couple of tough hills, and the 10km just one, other than those hills it’s a mix of flat fast sections, including some running through the town, however there are plenty of wide pavements, quiet roads and cycle-paths to run on also with plenty of marshals around the course, the run is a safe, scenic route around Bridport town.
All the routes will be open to traffic.
This is a small local run, it’s a very welcoming and there are no cut offs, just come and enjoy a run and grab a nice medal as a reward.
Prizes for first place male, female and child
Everyone gets a superb medal
Marshals around the course
Lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on
Bridport FC St.Mary's Field, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5LA
By Car: Travelling into Bridport from any direction on the A35, when you reach The Crown roundabout take the town centre signs. At the first set of traffic lights (Morrison's) turn left. 100 yards turn right into Football Club car park.
By Train: The nearest train stations to Bridport are:
- Maiden Newton (12 miles) – services between Gloucester and Weymouth (including Bristol Temple Meads)
- Crewkerne (12 miles) – services between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids
- Axminster (13 miles) – services between London Waterloo at Exeter St Davids
- Dorchester West (15 miles) – services between Gloucester and Weymouth (including Bristol Temple Meads)
- Dorchester South (15 miles) – services between London Waterloo and Weymouth
By Bus: First Group run two main routes serving Bridport. The X51 runs between Dorchester South and Axminster train station, serving Bridport town centre, at least once every hour. The X53 runs between Weymouth and Axminster train station, along the B3157 Coast Road, serving Bridport.
Parking is available at the Football Club, (parking opens 7.30am) where registration takes place, then in additional car parks which are within 500m and 800m of registration and the start.
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 0800
Sign your name and collect your number and safety pins (your number goes on the front)
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 1000
No exceptions, if you are late, you will not be able to run
SAFETY BRIEF (VARIOUS TIMES) ROUTE SPECIFIC
It's just the key points and won't take to long. About one minute after the brief has finished, you're off!
Half Marathon - 0930
10 km - 1000
5 km - 1000
The route will be open to traffic, however there are plenty of wide pavements, quiet roads and cycle-paths to run on, and plenty of marshals around the course. The run is a safe, scenic route around Bridport town.
If you want to run with children, as always 14s and under run for free.
Adjusted route for 2020 will see it a flatter run with more of the route through Bridport itself.
More details to follow.
10km (Same route as 2018/2019)
The 10 km route will start in one of the main parks of Bridport, this is to help separate out the runners before heading into the road sections through North Allington and onto the flat of St Swithens and Pymore, after which is a very small hill (the only one) which takes us over Dodham's lane.
The run from here follows wide cycle-paths and is a flat speedy affair, which will take you through one of the fastest run sections in Bridport "Barrack street", a great place to have friends and family cheer you on, as its a glut of coffee shops, also it gives them enough time to walk back to the finish, to watch as you cross the finish line.
The final KM are flat, wide and although not fun at the time, the medal at the end will make you smile.
5km (Same route as 2018/2019)
The 5 km run will start just next to the football club entrance, it will head out towards the lesuire centre and then will follow wide pavements and through parks.
Because we want to encourage as many people to run as possible (Including children) its a nice safe easy two 2.5 km laps, on wide pavements, or through parks (Paths and cycle ways), so super safe. Great for kids and adults that just are not quite ready for the bigger distance.
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