The Blackmore Vale half marathon has been a regular fixture in the race calendar for over 20 years. The charity event is organised by the Blackmore Vale Lions club who support several local charities with the race proceeds. The tough course meanders through the Dorset countryside. The race is known as the half with the 'famous finish' because the last mile is a killer!
The 10k is two loops of an undulating 5k course that starts and finishes in the centre of the park. The route takes in the entire park and passes the iconic and beautiful Heaton Hall.