White Star Running Giants Head Marathon & 10K
Dorset, United Kingdom
June 25, 2022 InformationSaturday June 17, 2023 –– Sunday June 18, 2023Entry Opens: September 9, 2022Transfer Deadline: May 26, 2023
White Star Running’s flagship event weekend returns and, as always, is so popular. Winning several awards for Britain’s Best Marathon over the years, it’s easy to see why runners love the feel of this event. Taking over the village of Sydling St Nicholas, the villagers welcome runners, making you part of the community for the weekend.
This event weekend provides something for all the family, with two tough races on Saturday, a barn dance in the village hall for those who can still walk on Saturday evening, and then a fun Bell Race and Half Marathon on Sunday. The Bell Race challenges anyone to take on the run to reach the top of the hill and do a task set by team at the top. Then, run down the hill with your medal clonking away like a proper Alpine Cow.
All race routes are very, very challenging and hilly, running through the Sydling and Cerne valleys. It’s certainly not for the faint hearted; it’s a tough race, with some steep climbs, sharp descents and the most amazing views to reward yourself with. If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s a race review to help you get a feel for the race.
When you enter our races you will be able to opt out of receiving your finisher’s goodies, which we usually hand out at the end of the race. Instead, the cost of your goody bag will be donated to the Wilder Dorset Appeal, and you can read more about that project here. If you don’t opt out, you will still get your goody bag, and you can optionally choose to make a personal contribution if you wish here. Every runner still gets a medal.
Only the Marathon is open for entries for now. The shorter distance races will open in the new year, and the Bell Race will open in April for pre-entry.
The village will once again be providing food for you on Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday lunch at the Sydling Village Hall will make a return.