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festival of running 2We’re calling all runners – children, young people, and adults too. 

Once more time we want to share with you another outdoor event coming soon to Bournemouth for you to enjoy this lovely city!

The Poole festival of running is a good way to do some sports with your family. Enjoy the good weather of Poole and all the festivities:  Poole 10K Race, Minithons and children’s Fun Run! As well as running event, there is additional entertainment with stalls, refreshments, children’s activities including music throughout the day.

Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. You can enjoy the beaches, the good weather and all things the city offers.

The Festival of running it’s for all runners no matter if you are professional or beginner, old or young. Everyone can participate. Races are organized by age: Fun Run for children’s U8, Minithons for ages 8 to 14, Poole 10K race for 15 and older.

There are lots of prizes on offer, in each of the races, including medals for all Minithon finishers and trophies for the winners: T-shirts, medals, trophies, prizes, certificates.

You can also run for a good cause in participating in the Dorset Cancer Centre 5K, the money raised will used to purchase equipment and improve facilities to enhance patient care and comfort thorough the hospital.

Poole’s Festival of Running is a great family day out so even if you aren’t running you can still enjoy the many attractions, children’s activities and additional entertainment in the Park. Or just come along and cheer on the runners!

Races include:
5km and 10km races for adults and over 15s at 11.30 and 2pm respectively.
A series of races for 8-14’s between 10 and 11.00
An U8 fun run at 11.05am

Poole 10K Race

  • Starts: 2pm In Poole Park (close to the marquee).
  • Entry fee £15 (£13 if UKA registered member)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Entry limited at 1200
  • Prizes for men, women, various age categories and teams.
  • T-shirts to all finishers

The Dorset Cancer Centre 5K

  • Starts: 11:30am
  •  Entry fee £7 (£5 if UKA registered member)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Entry limited at 400
  • Prizes for men, women, 1st U21 man and women.
  • Medals  to all finishers


  • Various starts:

10:00am girls               (1 mile)                  8/9 years              

10:15am boys              (1 mile)                  8/9 years

10:30am girls               (1 mile)                  10/11 years

10:45am boys              (1 mile)                  10/11 years

11:00am mixed           (1.5 miles)             12-14 years

  •  Entry fee £6.50 (or £5.50 for ATL&L members). Online via Poole Runners website £5.00 (or £4.00 for ATL&L Card holders).
  • Entry limited at 500
  • Trophies for winning boys and girls in each group.
  • Medals  to all finishers

Children’s U8 Fun Run

  • 0.5 miles
  • Starts: 11:05am
  •  Free to enter – just turn up at the start (near Sevens Boat Shed Restaurant)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Certificate to all finishers

Come and see this beautiful event!

A great event is coming!

During the summer, there are lots of Festivals and Events in this lovely city where we live in! The next one is the Bournemouth Wheels Festival which we talk about in this blog post. We hope that you enjoy it!

The Bournemouth Wheels Festival comes, local people are so excited because tons of people are coming to participate in this amazing program. It’s a huge event in the UK; Families are coming all over England to visit for absolutely free of charge. We can say that this is the biggest free family wheels-themed festival in the UK.



The new festival is exciting new event which will jump start the already incredible FREE summer event programme next May (24th-26th May 2014). It will be Britain’s biggest FREE wheels-themed family festival, packed with high energy events taking place on the seafront and across the town including:

  • A stunning Pier Jump on a motorbike – a ramp is placed on sand on one side of the pier and the rider literally jumps to the other side.
  • Vintage sports car demonstrations
  • Evening family entertainment with wheel-themed films, live music and fireworks
  • Monster Truck demonstrations on the beach
  • BMX Team – Extreme displays
  • Pedal Power nightglow procession
  • Family fun with Unicycles
  • Grand Prix Road Bike Racing
  • Interactive displays
  • FMX (Freestyle Motocross) Bike displays on the beach
  • Dakar Rally Car demonstrations
  • Explore inside amazing vehicles
  • Skateboard stunt


Three days to go: what’s happening in the seafront zones at Bournemouth Wheels Festival
  • In Zone One, west of Boscombe Pier, there will be :
    • A classic car pageant from 10am each day – a chance to see some beautiful cars in all their glory.
    • This zone will also be home to the Dakar Rally desert driving display from the Excite Rallye Raid Team, which will be kicking up some sand three times a day.
    • Rounding off Zone One are military vehicles, showing some of the kit that is used every day by the armed forces.
  • Zone Two is the beach arena between Bournemouth and Boscombe and is all about big power and noise with:
    • The Monster Truck show four times each day.
  • Zone Three, which is east of Bournemouth Pier and home to the Action Sports Arena.
    • Team Extreme will be showing that you don’t need an engine to excite the crowds, as they show off their skills on BMX, skateboards, rollerblades and more.


Bournemouth is a lovely city to live in. It’s a colourful and multicultural city that organizes lots of free events all year round, especially during the summer time.

We will keep you updated of any upcoming event this season, don’t miss them! It’s a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and enjoy doing outdoor activities totally free of charge! Fireworks, workshops, Food Festivals are coming soon to Bournemouth!

World Choice Education will be attending at all of these events! Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to join us, you are more than welcome!

We look forward to meeting you and enjoy together the British summer in the hottest city in the UK!

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