Sports Events in Dorset

Details of sports events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.

    07 Oct

    Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA

    07/10/2017 To 08/10/2017

    8:00 am To 5:00 pm

    The Bournemouth Marathon is ‘running as it should be.’ Beautiful coastal views, a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers and a spectacular finish.

    The Bournemouth Marathon starts in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 9 on the coastal marathon route.

    Standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays. You then turn west and at mile 14 you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum which is situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea. You then continue to run along the seafront, taking in the breathtaking Boscombe Pier, at mile 12 & 16. As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier for the second time, you know you’re on the home stretch.

    The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. As you continue your run west towards Lower Gardens at mile 18, you then head towards Poole’s Natural Harbour which is the largest in Europe before taking in the last few miles along the stunning sea front and finishing in Lower Gardens.

    09 Sep

    Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Dorset BH2 5BH

    09/09/2017 To 10/09/2017

    8:00 am To 8:00 pm


    To buy tickets, go to:

    Fit Living UK is a new national fitness lifestyle show hitting the beautiful sandy beaches of Bournemouth (west of the pier) and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017.

    This is fitness at its absolute best with over 50 classes to try, first class speakers and the latest fitness trends. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a hardcore CrossFitter or looking to be a bit more active.

    Greet the weekend with sunrise yoga, have a go at boxing, join in Les Mills classes, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), live Zumba, tough functional fitness, wind down with sunset yoga or pilates, take your family and go trampolining with your toddler, enjoy mini football and gymnastics.

    Or get educated in the nutritional village, get the best apparel deals in the shopping village, discover the latest fitness tech, learn new recipes in the demo kitchen or try some healthy street food – all by the beach.

    The show will demystify fitness and appeal to anyone looking to try out the latest fitness innovations including families wanting to keep fit together and anyone hoping to just improve their health.

    Visitors can expect a wide of range of activities across the weekend with a yoga and tough fitness tent directly on the beach and a blogger stage where you can hear from your favourite fitness bloggers, nutritional chefs, sporting celebrities and fitness professionals.

    See you by the beach on 9th and 10th September!

    11 Sep

    Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach, Dorset BH2 5AA

    11/09/2017 To 11/09/2017

    6:30 am To 5:00 pm


    To enter, please go to:

    It’s that time of year again, time to push yourself to the limit with our annual Triathlon.

    Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award winning blue flag beach before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest.

    The PB smashing run course is along the seafront promenade towards Boscombe Pier with amazing views of The Isle of Wight on the way out and of The Purbecks on the way back.

    Sprint Distance
    • Sea Swim = 750m
    • Bike = 20.2 kms
    • Run = 5 kms

    Standard Distance
    • Sea Swim = 1500m
    • Bike = 38.6 kms
    • Run = 10 km

    All events are Chip Timed
    New for 2017! Custom Medal and Tech T-Shirt

    PB busting flat run course with panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and The Purbecks

    Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male\female and winners male\female of each age group
    Race packs are collected at registration, nothing will be posted prior to the event.

    19 Aug

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

    19/08/2017 To 19/08/2017

    10:30 am To 12:00 pm

    : To book, call Kate on 07969 882439 or email

    A great way for children (6 – 12), to get outdoors, connect with nature and learn about the amazing herbs growing around them in a fun and creative way. Includes garden trail, herbal art and making simple and safe lotions and potions to take home!

    29 Jul

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

    29/07/2017 To 29/07/2017

    11:00 am To 12:30 pm

    : pre-booking essential. To book phone Knoll Gardens on 01202 873931.

    Locate and identify Knoll’s many butterflies with the expert help of Keith Powrie who has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years.

    28 Apr

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND

    28/04/2017 To 28/04/2017

    8:00 am To 10:00 am

    : Book online at or call the nursery on 01202 873931.  

    Join the RSPB for a guided stroll at Knoll before the gardens open to the general public, to listen to an amazing array of birds as they greet the new day with their song. RSPB will then be at Knoll to meet garden visitors for the rest of the day to answer questions and help with ideas to encourage nature into your garden.

    25 Apr

    Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7ND

    25/04/2017 To 25/04/2017

    2:00 pm To 4:00 pm


    Limited numbers. Book online at or call DWT on 01202 692033

    Join Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Nicky Hoar and Knoll’s Neil Lucas as they take you on a guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens looking at the similarities and differences of the landscapes as you understand more about east Dorset’s horticulture and wildlife.