The Doddlers are runners who like to run and also enjoy organising races…

…but we can only do this with help from so many people, from the race committees, the villages we run through, course and water station marshals, many of whom are past Doddlers as well as members of the wider local community and local organisations – we really appreciate every one of them. 

If you would like to find out more and help us to continue putting on great races, please get in touch, thank you.

Our races…

North Dorset Village Marathon – 1st May 2022

A picturesque race along country lanes through the villages of Hinton St Mary, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Todber, Stour Row, Margaret Marsh, West Orchard, Farrington, Child Okeford and Hammoon. There is also a very popular relay running in conjunction with the marathon. Visit the website for further details.

The Wessex Ridgeway 100k Relay – 22/5/22

Join us for Dorset’s Finest Point-to-Point Trail Relay Race

Starting at Tollard Royal Pond, the route broadly follows the ancient and beautiful Wessex Ridgeway to Uplyme, near Lyme Regis.

100km in 12 legs of 4-8 miles each, with teams of 2-6 runners, each runner must complete at least 1 leg. Cut off times will be in place to ensure all runners are finished by 7pm

The Stur Half – 7/08/22

The Stur Half, based in Sturminster Newton, has been running since 1990. This year we will be celebrating our 30th year of running the race. This is going to be an event, not just a race, so come along and help us celebrate, there is going to be something for everyone to enjoy! We are also a Dorset County Championship Race.

The half marathon is a road race, starting at 10:30am in Station Road, and goes through Manston, Margaret Marsh, Stour Row and Todber, returning through Moorside and Hinton to finish on the High School playing field. 

The Stickler – 30/10/22

A friendly and popular trail running race featuring over 1,500ft of climbing across three peaks of Dorset: Okeford Hill, Hod Hill and Hambledon Hill (and of course not forgetting the infamous and self named ‘Stickle Path’)

The Doddlers also support other races in Dorset