Dorchester Marathon Race Information

The marathon route aims to challenge runners across the 26.2 miles with breath taking views across Dorset countryside. Taking Place on Sunday 27th May 2017. It’s the perfect event to show off the beautiful Dorset countryside and keep running rural, White Star Running’s ethos.

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 there is a pic you object to …hair is a mess or bum’s 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

8:30am start time

18 years and over

This Beautiful scenic route takes in the historic town of Dorchester & many of it’s picturesque surrounding villages. Route maps and elevation can be seen on the route tab.

Toilets and Hot Showers

The purpose built Event village hosts the start/finish area, race admin, camping/caravans, information centre, Bar with local beer and cider, catering, baggage and charity village. Free Sunday evening party with live bands.

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.

The course time limit is set at 8 hours, runners not expected to make this cut off time will be removed from the course.

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 are every 3 miles along the route, supplying water and gels. Toilets at the Lovestation. The love station at 20 miles will provide much needed refuelling for the next 6 miles of the course, with live music and entertainment it will certainly help you push on to finish the race.

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

On top map use the menu to view hills and other options

We also have a GPX file for those that use them.

 Marathon Route 2018

Aid Stations



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