DECEMBER 6th 2020

sadly The 2021 event has had to be cancelled as well 
we are working on returning in December 2022

R A C E  D E T A I L S

Bovington Tank Training Area...
...normally out of bounds to the public but we have a full marathon and a half marathon on offer which allows you to run around this .

Here at Badger Trail Events we've given you Ancient Woodland with the Dorset Ooser, we've given you Big Hills and open views with the Hellstone....
BOVINGTON is a different animal.


With the FUBAR full marathon and the SNAFU half marathon, you can expect a twisting and turning route. Expect Mud, Expect more mud...oh did we mention the mud? 

There will be woodland tracks, gravel tracks, very little tarmac, muddy trails, more muddy trails, streams to cross, a possible glimpse of monkeys in the nearby monkey world, and TANKS (you're welcome!). 

We provide great support, first-aid cover, free car parking, an entry fee that wont break the bank, bag drop, toilets, free hot drinks & refreshment at the finish, medals for all finishers, 5 aid stations, and chip timing.


M O R E  D E T A I L S

  • Where? - Bovington, Dorset. Postcode BH20 6JG, OR What3 Words code ///bullion.drums.strange will get you to the parking field where you will also find registration and portable toilets.

  • How Much? - Marathon Entry Fee is £32 and Half Marathon Entry Fee just £22 for affiliated runners - just add £2 to these prices if you are not affiliated to a club.


  • Who? - basically if you hate mud and love road running don't do this race! We have a generous cut off, so will be achievable to those who like to enjoy the route (You need to be a minimum of 18 on race day to enter the marathon and a min of 17 to enter the half)


  • How Long? - Cut offs are 8 hours for the Marathon and 4.5 hours for the half.


  • What's Included? - Medal for all finishers, specially designed 'buff' for all finishers, fully signed and supported routes, event Medics, sweeper runners, Prizes for first 3 males and first 3 females, car parking, bag drop (not secured), post race refreshment, option to purchase event t-shirts. Chip Timing.
    (Canicross runner are not eligable for main prizes but we offer first male and first ladies canicross prize in each race)


By entering you agree to our terms and conditions. The FUBAR FULL AND SNAFU HALF are  CUPLESS events. Full race details, maps, timings, travel information, race rules and registration details will be sent to you after race entry.

Contact us below with any questions you may have.


t h e   r o u t e 

Because the route goes over the restricted and private MOD land at Bovington Tank Training Area we cannot yet publish a route map without further permissions from the MOD, and LandMarc who manage the land. We will keep you posted.

The Races start from the Sports Field near to the Tank Museum (why not visit that while you're in the area?) and you have a small amount of tarmac running before heading into the Tank Training area. 

There are many twists and turns, The FUBAR marathon visits the south area & cranes moor. 
Then crosses the road , turn left into the trees and climbs .
It crosses the road again into the “The Danger Zone” (you can sing the Top Gun song here if you like..) and follows the paths through Millicents Plantation, to the furthest away part of the course and winds it's way past old tanks, the helicopter landing zone and  through the tank training area .....and maybe some proper mud and the 'Knife Edge'
There are 3 fords to clean your shoes off before the finish back at the Sports Field.


The SNAFU half follows the same route as the full until about 9km then loops back to the helicopter landing zone and a smaller knife edge to go over if you choose. 

We recommend trail shoes....