The Doddlers are runners who like to run and also enjoy organising 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’)

Doddler promoted races:

The Doddlers also support the following races, visit their individual websites for further details.

Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon and Relay: 6th February 2022

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

Marnhull 12k (M12K) – 3rd April 2022

Race Facebook page

An undulating but route along quiet country lanes with far reaching view hosted by St Gregory’s School in Marnhull. There’ll be hot food including Hog Roast from The Happy Meat Co, Pizza from The Pizza Box, Ice creams, tea and cake, kids entertainment and much much more. Even if you’re not running the race, come along , support the runners, enjoy the food and have fun at this great local event, raising much needed funds for this local primary school.

Pen Selwood 10k and children races: date TBA

Being close to the Stourhead estate, the 10k/5k races are on very scenic courses along quiet country lanes 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: 9th October 2022

Starting from the playing fields of Shaftesbury School, the 10k is a single loop route 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. Gold Hill is the most iconic hill on the route but it certainly isn’t the longest. There are 2 children’s races running simultaneously. All profits go to the local explorer scouts.