28th May 2017
Marshalling at the inaugural Dorchester Marathon on May 28th 2017
We are looking for:
75 Route Marshals aged 18 or over with local knowledge to help runners, motorists and the public to ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Local Marshalling will entail:
We will provide:
Do please come and help run this new community event for the benefit of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, together with local charities and good causes in the Dorchester Area.
It will be a big success and great fun to be involved in………………..
The Dorset Echo has printed a story about the inaugural Dorchester Marathon.
"Mayor of Dorchester Tim Harries said that it was great to see the town host such a major sporting occasion."
Read the full story HERE
We are pleased to announce that Piddle Valley Brewery will be on site at the Athletes village with a range of beers, cider, and more, including a Dorchester Marathon Ale brewed specially for the event. Enjoy!
Crafted with pride beside the River Piddle in deepest Dorset,
for people who take beer seriously (but not life)
Dorset Catering Supplies from Wareham will be providing a wide range of Dorset food at the village. It will include meals which can be pre-booked and snacks to keep your energy levels up between meals and when partying afterwards! Watch this space for more details..........
"Dorset Catering Service is proud to provide catering for the inaugural Dorchester Marathon. We look forward to providing really healthy and nutritious meals that ensure runners get all the energy they need, with dishes created from wonderful local produce.”
Pre-Book Your Meals Here
You can sign up at HERE
1. It’s the first one ever
You want to be there at the start don’t you?
2. The bling is amazing
The usual high standard White Star Running fabulous medal for all finishers, plus a super special Tshirt.
3.There is entertainment laid on
Black Sheep will be entertaining us with a barn dance after you finish on Sunday night so you can keep those tired legs moving. There will also be a band on Saturday night.
4. You can relax with a beer
After all, you’ve earned it! The bar will be open and there is camping on site so you don’t even need to arrange a taxi to take you home. Just curl up in your sleeping bag when it all gets too much.
5. You run through stunning countryside
West Dorset is beautiful with some really great chocolate box villages. Here’s a great excuse to see them at the best time of year.
6. Your family will thank you
Why not make a weekend of it? Dorset is one of the country’s top holiday destinations so there is loads to keep the family entertained while you do your thing. If you’re a local, you can pretend you are on holiday!
7. It’s all in aid of a great local charity
The event is to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance so you are running for a great cause.
8. You can support your own charity at the same time
Why not run to raise money for your own good cause? It’s easy to set up your own page on Justgiving.
9. Be special
Only 1 in 100 people ever complete a marathon, if you’ve never done one before (and you have done some training already) now’s your chance.
10. Beat the stress
Anyone who runs knows just what a great stress-buster it is. If you’ve not run before, give it a go.
11. You can avoid The Sound of Music (other bank holiday movies are available)
We’re holding the event over the bank holiday at the end of May, so you have the perfect excuse to avoid all the re-runs of old movies.
12. You – yes you! – can still run the half marathon
So long as you have a reasonable level of fitness, you still have time to train for the half marathon.
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Dorchester Town Crier to start Inaugural Dorchester Marathon Nine times National champion Town Crier, Alistair Chisholm has agreed write a special “Cry” and ring his bell to start both the Inaugural Dorchester Marathon and The Casterbridge Half Marathon, bringing a local flavour to this exciting national event.