Welcome to the Garmin UK Trail Running Festival 2025

Sunday April 27th 



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Pitch up a tent, enjoy the vibe, get your running shoes ready and relax afterwards to some live music in front of St Giles House!


Feedback from runners

‘The entire event was a welcome break from the pandemic – a small slice of normality we treasured after months of training alone. From the organisers to the volunteers and race marshals, the event felt wonderfully safe and a fine example of how races can return in the UK’.




Feedback from a recent participant:

“A huge thank you for an amazing Marathon and Half-Marathon – I participated for the full Marathon on Saturday and my husband ran today in the half. This was an exceptionally organised event – the support team were absolutely outstanding and their cheers of encouragement kept us both going. The route was beautiful and challenging at times but overall it was a fantastic experience. We cannot overstate the massively positive impact that you have had on so many people by putting this COVID safe event on. We realise how much extra work went into this year but please rest assured it was genuinely appreciated and has brought joy and freedom to so many. Thank you all so very much – you have set the standard now for future COVID compliant events. We will definitely be coming back next year…You are all wonderful and special people.”




About Us

The UK Trail Running Festival Team aims to:

  1. Promote and raise the profile of the UK Trail Running Festival.
  2. Inspire as many people as possible to take part in physical activity, lowering levels of inactivity and improving the health of the community.
  3. Build a platform to raise money and awareness of local and national good causes/charities
  4. Use the event as a platform to help as many people, organisations and businesses as possible.
  5. Operate with transparency, high moral standards and clear communication.
  6. Support, promote and respect the St Giles Estate and surrounding area at all times.

The Race

We are delighted to offer 6 race options for 2025

Junior 200m – Junior 1k – 2 mile – 5k – 10k – Half Marathon and Full Marathon  

The St Giles Estate is a beautiful location in the . We are excited about sharing this with you. Extensive planning and testing has gone into the routes to offer a fantastic running experience.

All routes will start and finish from St Giles House, Wimborne and wind through the heart of the estate. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of compact gravel, trail sections, farm tracks, grass and small areas of tarmac.

Details of 2024 routes can be viewed under the race section of this site 

The New Forest Marathon Community Fund

We are proud to support the New Forest Marathon Community fund, raising money to support projects to inspire health and wellbeing in the community. If you would like to run to raise money for the is cause please get on touch by emailing [email protected]. To find out more please visit the charity pages on this site.

Latest News

Check out the latest News and Information here

Event Partners


We aim to use the event as a platform to help as many people, organisations and businesses as possible. If you would like to become a sponsor of the UK Trail Running Festival, or enquire about trading at the event please register by clicking the link below


Brought to you by:

GarminArnold Clark Diverse Abilities The RaftHurn Rcycling P&P CreativeORA Events LtdSouthern Events Company BBC Solent NHSCycle Expirence New Forest Farm MachineryNew Forest Signs Raynet - UK South West HampshireNew Forest Spring Water Williams Shipping South Coast RX Physiotherapy


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