Bournemouth Half Marathon


Bournemouth Half Marathon

Join us

Take in the stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole at this exciting international running festival.

We are delighted to be the official charity for this fantastic event, so join Team Macmillan and we'll support you every step of the way.

How to enter

There are 2 ways to join:

Macmillan Charity Place

You can apply for a free Macmillan place via the race organiser's website. Visit the official race website, select your distance and once you've completed your details we'll send you a welcome pack. Alternatively, click on the 'Get a place' button. All we ask is for a minimum fundraising pledge of £300.

Own place entry

Visit the official race website, follow the instructions to complete your race entry, and tick that you wish to support Macmillan Cancer Support. There's no minimum sponsorship commitment, simply raise as much as you can.

If you've already got your place you can join our iconic team by selecting the 'I have my own place' button.

What do you get as part of the #TeamMacmillan?

Whichever way you choose to join Team Macmillan, we’ll support you every step of the way with:

  • Our bumper fundraising pack, bursting with fundraising top tips.
  • Your free Team Macmillan technical running vest or t-shirt, plus iron on letters to customise your kit.
  • Newsletters to keep you up to date with news and activities.
  • And of course... the loudest and most supportive cheerers on the course!

    Most importantly we'll provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts are going towards ensuring that no one faces cancer alone.

    The minimum age for this event is 17 years old

    For full terms and conditions click here.

    If you have any questions email us at or call on 0300 100 0200.

    We can’t wait to have you on the team!

    Kick start your fundraising

    Set up your JustGiving Page today.

    Volunteer With Us

    If you have any family and friends who’d like to come and support you on the day, we’d love them to join our volunteer team! To find out more details email

Individual registration FAQs

How do I register?

You can apply for a free Macmillan place via the race organisers website. Visit the official race website, and once you’ve completed your details we’ll send you a welcome pack.

How much is the registration fee?

Places in this event are free. We just ask that you raise the minimum fundraising pledge of £600 for Marathon, £300 for Half Marathon, £150 for 10K and £80 for 5K

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event various.

  • Minimum age for Marathon is 18 years old.
  • Minimum age for Half Marathon is 17 years old.
  • Minimum age for 10K is 15 years old.
  • The 5K is open for all ages. If you are under 18, you confirm that you have informed a parent or guardian that you have joined Team Macmillan and are fundraising for this event.

When will registration close?

Registration will close a 1-2 weeks before event day, or when the event sells out. After this date we cannot accept any new registrations for charity places. If you have your own place in the event we welcome you to sign up at anytime!

I already have my place in this event, can I still run for you?

Of course! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome to join our team. We’d love to help you prepare for your event, and send you a fundraising pack, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill in our online form to join our team.

When will I receive my fundraising pack?

You will receive your fundraising pack with running top approximately 2-3 weeks after you have completed your registration on the race organisers website.

When will you hear from us?

Once you have signed up for a place on the race organisers website you will receive a confirmation email from them confirming you have completed your registration. You will then receive your fundraising pack from us approximately 2-3 weeks after this time. We will also send you regular emails filled with fundraising, training and event information.

Can I defer my place?

Unfortunately, we are not able to defer places in our events. We would ask that you register for another event or re-register once registrations open for next year.

When will I receive my race number?

You should receive your race pack and number from the race organisers approximately 2-3 weeks before the event. If you have not received it in this time then you will be able to collect it from the BMF Hub on the event weekend. Please visit the race organisers website for more information.


Team registration FAQs

How do I register as part of a team?

Sign up individually and then contact us to say that you are going to be fundraising as part of a team 

Is there a discount for teams? 

No, there is not 

I’m taking part with a team, do we all have to raise the minimum fundraising amount? 

Yes, you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others.

Once I have signed up, how do I know my registration is complete? 

You will receive a confirmation email from the race organisers.


Fundraising FAQs

What is the minimum fundraising amount for each event?

Depending on your distance the fundraising amount will vary. 

  • £600 for Marathon
  • £300 for Half Marathon
  • £150 for 10K 
  • £80 for 5K 

Why is there a minimum fundraising amount?

As for any charity, buying places in these events costs money. This ensures the costs of the event are covered so the majority of the money fundraised is spent on our vital services to help people affected by cancer.

What is JustGiving and how do I set up a page?

JustGiving is one of the most trusted platforms for online giving and is very simple to use. Once you've set up your page you can share it with friends, family, and colleagues and they can make an online donation of their chosen amount, and leave you a message. It will also ask if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

The money donated to your page comes straight to Macmillan, which means no trips to the bank or hours counting pennies.

What happens if I don't raise the minimum fundraising amount?

It is important that everyone reaches the minimum fundraising pledge to ensure Macmillan doesn't lose money on your participation and the majority of what you raise helps those affected by cancer.

We provide you with as much help as we can to help you reach this amount, and our Supporter Care Hub is also available on 0300 1000 200 if you want further help. If it gets to a point where you feel you really can’t fundraise anymore then you are welcome to donate the remaining amount yourself.

Can Macmillan help with my fundraising?

Definitely! Once you’ve registered, keep a look out for your Fundraising Pack in the post which should arrive within 2-3 weeks. This includes a comprehensive fundraising guide with advice and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target, along with a sponsorship form and other resources.

We will also be in touch every couple of months with helpful e-newsletters, and you can email or call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) anytime you have a fundraising question. They will also be able to order any materials you may need including collection boxes and buckets, balloons, posters, and extra sponsorship forms.


How will my fundraising help?

£250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

£335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

£546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Every £800 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisors on the Macmillan Support Line helping people living with cancer claim up to £31,480 in benefits they are entitled to.

£1,203 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.


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to ensure no one faces cancer alone!

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