EVENT 5th Sep 2021

Southampton Marathon: 5 Sept 2021

Southampton Marathon UK
Southampton Marathon UK
Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Southampton Marathon 2021

First held in 1982, the Southampton Marathon was one of the most popular running events on the UK calendar in the 1980s. Sadly though, the event organisers were unable to continue with the operation and the event lay dormant for nearly 30 years.

However in 2017, the event made a stunning comeback! Sponsored by ABP (Associated British Ports), the Marathon is once again back firmly on the UK running calendar.

ABP Southampton Marathon
The event is the biggest running event in the city's history and the event regularly attracts over 10,000 participants. The event has a festival atmosphere and is very well supported by local residents.

The course is undulating with a challenging climb after mile 10. The route is really enjoyable, especially the sections over the bridges and the final section is also downhill. Other events include a half marathon, a 10km race and also a family fun run.


  • Sunday 5 September 2021

The Route

Marathon runners will run two laps of the course which starts and finishes at the Southampton Guildhall Square. The route takes you through the Southampton docks, over the famous Itchen Bridge, along the Weston Shore, past the St Mary’s Football Stadium, over Northam Bridge, through Riverside Park before crossing into Portswood and running through Southampton Common.

Subsidised Entry Fee

Run 4 Cancer and we'll subsidise your entry fee! All we ask is that you raise sponsorship funds for Run 4 Cancer.

To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support!


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