Doddler Races – come and race with us

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

North Dorset Village Marathon – 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 – 11/7/21

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 – 8/08/21

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.

The half marathon starts 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.

For more information on the whole event, please visit

The Stickler – 31/10/21

A friendly and popular 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’)

Doddler promoted races:

The Doddlers also support these races, visit the website for further details

Marnhull 12K (M12K) 19/4/2020  Cancelled for 2021

Pen Selwood 10k and children races: TBA

Being close to the Stourhead estate, the 10k/5k races are on very scenic courses with little traffic. The event is organised for the whole family, including a 2k for the younger ones. All profits go to the Pen Selwood village and their supported charity.

Gold Hill 10k and children’s races: TBA

Starting from Shaftesbury School, the 10k is a single loop on scenic country lanes. The course is hilly and soon after the start you get to run up the picturesque Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis advert. There are 2 children’s races running simultaneously. All profits go to the local explorer scouts.

Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon and Relay: Cancelled for 2021

A half marathon over quiet undulating country roads in a beautiful area of North Dorset, run by the Blackmore Vale Lions Club. New from 2019, a relay event (teams of 2 runners) along the same half marathon course.