Southampton Marathon

Event details

Thank you to everyone who signed up to Southampton Marathon in support of St Barnabas House, good luck for your marathon task! If you’ve signed up as an own place runner and are thinking about donating your fundraising to us, please get in touch.

Quick links to: What to expect | What you’ll get| Why run for St Barnabas? | About Southampton Marathon 

Location: Southampton
When: Sunday 7th April 2024
Activity type: Runs
Brighton Marathon runner

About the Southampton Marathon 2024

Join 8000 fellow runners for this fantastic first-timer-marathon starting in Southampton's city centre. The course is mostly flat making it a great event to smash your own PB!

💰 Entry fee: £25
💙 Minimum sponsorship: £300
🏟️ Unique and fun route - two laps of the city and even through the St Mary's Football Stadium!

What you'll get:

💙 A finishers medal (from event organisers)
💙 St Barnabas House running vest so you can stride with pride
💙 Our own cheer squads around the route

Why take on the Southampton Marathon for St Barnabas House?

When you join Team St Barnabas we’ll be with you every step of the way, and will offer you all the support you need.

On the run-up to your marathon:

  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our St Barnabas House Run Group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
  • Strava Club: A Team St Barnabas Running Club, where you can join events and training runs. Maybe find a running buddy too!
  • There may be a marathon task ahead, but we’re here with you every step of the way! If you have a question about running and fundraising for Team St Barnabas, get in touch today.

We’ve put together lots of helpful hints and tips about how to train for a marathon on our Running Hub, including how to stay motivated! We update our information regularly, and cover everything from running kit tips to nutritional advice.

JustGiving pages are the easiest way to start fundraising, as you can set them up quickly, share them across social media immediately (even connect it to Strava), and all money come directly to us. JustGiving also takes care of all Gift Aid!

Or, if you prefer things old school – then we have a handy sponsorship form you can download to collect your fundraising.

Paul and dad

Many participants in past years choose to run the Marathon in memory of a loved one who was cared for by the hospice. Dedicating your time and energy into a personal challenge is an amazing way to honour someone who you’ve lost. By fundraising for us you’re also saying the best ‘thank you’ to the nurses and care professionals who helped care for your loved one.

Fundraiser Paul has taken on charity runs in memory of his father, Dennis:

“The care my dad received at St Barnabas House was incredible, it was first class. Nothing was ever too much trouble, I will be forever indebted to St Barnabas House, and that’s why I have fundraised for them the last few years.”

Where your fundraising goes

If you're able to raise £2000 you would be making a huge difference for adults in vital need of hospice care. You could be paying for:


Full nights of continuous care for a patient in the IPU


Creative writing sessions for a whole group of patients to express themselves


Gentle seated exercise classes in our Living Well service
Details about Southampton Marathon

The inspiring route through the city and around the docks is buzzing with supporters cheering you on. You’ll also get amazing views over the river Itchen of the Solent and New Forest, which are sure to keep you motivated as you go.

The start of the route is at the iconic Southampton Guildhall, only a 10 minute walk away from Southampton Central train station. There’s lots of parking available in the city centre too.

You can find full details about the race day on the Southampton Marathon website.

Check out the frequently asked questions on the Southampton Marathon’s website,  for full details about timings, locations and race details.