Casterbridge Half Marathon Race Information

The Half route takes in the beautiful Puddletown Forest, starting with a quick leg through town to get out passing Kingston Maurward before travelling through the forest where it then joins the Marathon route to finish the course through scenic Waterston.

WSR also believe in free photos, once you’ve run 26.2 miles you don’t want to buy a photo of you looking all hot and sweaty, so we employ our snappers to get a photo of you looking great in the race and pre and post event, we will share them on Facebook, Twitter Instagram and place them on our flickr account for you. Obviously if these is a pic you object to…hairs a mess, bum too big we will take it down.

They are free for you to download or share to your hearts content.

Entry Information

Sunday 27th May

9:30am start time

18 years and over

This Beautiful scenic route takes in Puddletown Forest and surrounding villages, Bockhampton, Puddletown and Waterston. Route maps and elevation can be seen on the route tab.

Event village hosts start/finish area, race admin, catering, baggage and charity village.

The course time limit is set at 4 hours, runners not expected to make this cut off time will be removed from the course.

Entry Terms and Conditions

Entry Terms & Conditions

Transfer/Deferral policy

  • All entry fees are non-refundable
  • Entries may be deferred toward a future WSR event within the same calendar year up until Sunday 8th April 2018.
  • Entries may be transferred to another runner up until Sunday 6th May 2018.
  • Registration closure is determined and announced when event participation reaches the established capacity.
  • Customers have the right to cancel any entry made over the internet as long as it is done within 14 days of the original entry date.

Race Numbers

Race numbers should be worn on your front, they come with a baggage tag attached which should be removed and used to label any baggage left at the baggage tent. The race number also incorporates your timing chip, which should be fastened to your race shirt by the corners.

WSR will be accepting deferrals to another WSR event or transfers for this event.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be at 3 & 6 miles along the route, supplying water and gels. Toilets at the Lovestation. At approximately 7 miles the half will converge with the marathon route, where you will then reach the Love station at 7.5 miles which will provide much needed refuelling for the remainder of the course, with live music and entertainment it will certainly help you push on to finish the race. You will also pass another aid station at approx 10 miles.

Exact aid station placements will be updated closer to the event.

Medals & TShirts

Medal design can be seen below and emulates the historic values of Dorchester. Runners completing the event will also receive a technical t-shirt too.


The Marathon Village Campsite will be open from noon on Saturday 26th until noon on Monday 28th May.

A weekend camping pitch is now available to book for £25. Book Online Here

Route Maps

Use the menu on the top map to show hills and other options

Aid Stations



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