full Marathon

ABP Southampton Marathon

6th April 2025

Aim high and push yourself to the limit!

The Full Marathon starts at 09:00

Be part of the 2022 ABP Southampton Marathon. The 2-lap racecourse offers a spectacular route, including green parks, shoreline and riverside views, beginning and ending at the iconic Southampton Guildhall.

Starting and finishing in the centre of Southampton ensures easy access and exit on race day, with plenty of car parks, buses and the Central train station to choose from. With a Half marathon and 10km challenge events as well, the atmosphere is encouraging and friendly. The Race Village is always buzzing with support and excitement.

Ready to sign up? Great! …and don’t forget to take a look at our free training plans

The route

All distances start and finish in the centrally located Southampton Guildhall Square.

This inspiring route begins in the city centre before running past ABP Southampton docks, then over the famous Itchen Bridge with its glorious views across the Southampton Waters, The Solent and, even, the New Forest.

Following a section by the shoreline at Weston Shore, the route takes you inside the legendary St Mary’s Football Stadium, home to Southampton Football Club (aka The Saints!).

Passing over Northam Bridge with riverside views once again, you will run through the beautiful Riverside Park before crossing into Portswood and running through Southampton Common (home to the UK’s second largest parkrun!).

Then, it’s time for the second lap. Now you know what to expect, it’s time to find your rhythm and really enjoy the sites and landmarks…then focus on reaching that finish line.

Entry benefits:

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A warm and friendly welcome to all competitors, no matter your experience

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Accurate chip timer, attached to your race number

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A great day out with Family Fun Runs and Challenges taking place as well

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A specially designed 2025 medal as you cross the line

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An optional Finisher's t-shirt available for purchase during registration in moisture-wicking fabric, to wear with pride

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An extensive Race Village for all your race day requirements, including first aid


Thank you to our sponsors

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