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This website Was Updated on 21/02/2014

The New Forest Marathon & Half Marathon
An Important Announcement
It is with much regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our 2014 Full and Half Marathon races.
This decision not to go ahead with our 32nd consecutive event has not been taken lightly.

Over the past few years fewer runners have been signing up to take part and the loss of entry fees, our main source of income has been considerable. Several new events have been scheduled in the area, close to the traditional NF Marathon slot during early September. Perhaps you may have decided to try something different instead?

While entries have declined expenses have risen sharply to the point where the 2013 event just managed to pay the bills! We made no profit and therefore are unable to make our usual donations to charity.

Individual runners through their sponsorship raised 9,000 for their causes last year and the events received good reviews from those taking part. Raising funds for local and national charities has always been our commitment.

Our organization is small and staffed by volunteers, some have been in office since the event started. Constant appeals for new committee members have not been successful enough and the organization has been struggling to cope with the workload for some time.
We will continue to look for a way forward and hope the event can continue in 2015. This will depend on volunteers coming forward to help on the committee and with administration.

Can you help in some way - we will be very please to hear from you.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us keep the new Forest Marathons going for 31 years.
Together we have generated around 1.25 million for good causes.
Please revisit this website during September 2014 for information regarding the 2015 event.

 

Full Marathon Review Half Marathon Review See Video of the 2013 event
See the full 2013 race results Here
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