Running events

Running Events

Looking for your next running challenge? We have listed below some local trail and road events coming up covering a range of distances.  In these events, you get the benefits of a great event (new routes, personal challenge, support, probably CAKE and often medals!) but would also be supporting other local running clubs and charities along the way. It would be great to see RIOT represented at some of these events, so consider signing up or even rallying a group together and making a social event of it!

Sunday 15th October – Studland Stampede (Purbeck Trail Series)

A tough event that races over heath land and sandy beaches, in the beautiful location of Studland Bay. The 12k route offers stunning views of Agglestone Rock & Poole Harbour and usually the best finishers goody bag! Studland Stampede

Sunday 22nd October – Weymouth 10 (Dorset Road Race League Event)

Blue racing tops on for this one!!! A mostly flat 10 mile run, with a challenging double loop around Bowleaze and great views of Weymouth harbour. Weymouth 10

Sunday 29th October – The Stickler

The Stickler (now in its 28th year) is a 10.1 mile multi terrain running race. The Dorset Three Peaks involves over 1500ft of gruelling climbing, beginning with the infamous ’Stickle Path’. Runners ascend three locally renowned peaks along the beautiful Stour Valley: Okeford Beacon, Hod Hill and Hambledon Hill. The course is mostly on gravel tracks, with some stretches on tarmac and grass. The stickler

Sunday 19th November – Wimborne 10

A popular, reasonably flat 10 mile run in Wimborne which is celebrating its 25 years with a £500 prize for anyone who can beat the course record. Wimborne 10

Sunday 26th November – Boscombe 10k (Dorset Road Race League Event)

Last DRRL race of the year – so get your blue RIOT tops on! A great, all round 10k event which starts and finishes in Boscombe Athletics Track, and has a great atmosphere. Boscombe 10k

Sunday 3rd December – Full MontyCute 10 trail race

The Full MontyCute 10 (10.2 miles) is a tough, mostly off road multi-terrain trail race covering 10 hills in the Ham Hill Country Park and surrounding area. The event first takes in the airy views from Ham Hill war memorial before going through Montacute, St Michaels Tower and Witcombe Valley. Full MontyCute 10

Monday 1st January- The Junction Broadstone Quarter Marathon

A popular local event held on New Years day in Broadstone. The Junction Broadstone Quarter Marathon

Sunday 11th February – Portland Coastal Full, Half and 10k

The Portland Coastal Marathon will be taking place from the iconic Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Along with the full distance event there will be a Half marathon and a 10k so all abilities can take part in this festival of running in a what is possibly the most stunning of coastal trail locations. Portland Coastal Marathon