New Forest Marathon


It’s coming towards that time of year when you turn the TV on and see the inspirational sight of 38000 people running in the London Marathon and say to yourself “I’m going to do that next year”! Sound familiar and you do in fact wish to run an iconic event but can’t wait a whole year? Listen up!

New Forest Health & Leisure have teamed up with The New Forest Marathon to help inspire people in the New Forest to get active this summer. Famous for being “more than just a marathon” the popular local event that has been running for the last 32 years offers distances from as little as a walk and a 1.5k junior run, 5k and 10k as well as a half and full marathon all in one day on Sunday September 11th 2016.

Okay, so you’ve made the decision to get going but not too sure where to start? New Forest Marathon has all the support you need, complete Training Zone on their website to help guide you in the right direction. Whether it’s your first steps into running or you’re wishing to challenge yourself to go to the next level, check out the training video’s plans and advice to help you on your way.

But hold on… If you’re looking to motivate friends and family and want the chance to gain a FREE place in any event at The New Forest Marathon 2016 simply join in the “I nominate” social media campaign!

Those wishing to get involved should visit the New Forest Marathon Facebook page and create a small video explaining who you nominate? – Why? – and which distance they wish them to run at this year’s event. Those nominated will have a chance to accept the challenge and reply before 15th May 2016 with three lucky winners receiving some fantastic prizes including:

  • FREE entry to an event at New Forest Marathon 2016
  • FREE Miband Fitness tracker
  • FREE 1 month membership at any New Forest Health & Leisure
  • FREE Personal Training Plan
  • FREE Gym Induction
  • FREE New Forest Health & Leisure Goodie Bag

So before strapping those trainers on exercise those thumbs and film your “I nominate” video and begin your journey towards being part of something amazing this September….

For more information visit or email

Chris at New Forest Marathon

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