Saturday 8th October

Bournemouth Supernova 5K


Have you ever experienced running along the historic Bournemouth Pier at dusk? Well now’s your chance! Expect to be swept away on a distinctly magical experience as Bournemouth Pier is bathed in beautiful light. Please note: there are two different 5k events at Run Bournemouth – make sure this is the correct one you wish to enter!
  • Saturday 8th October 2022
  • Start time: 7pm
  • Age: Open to all ages

Macmillan BMF 2019

Standard entry
£ 22.50 aged 16-64
Under 5s Entry
FREE per person
Child Entry
£ 20.50 aged 5-15
Charity entry
Price varies click below for more info
Concession Entry
£ 20.50 aged 65
Group entry
Price varies click below for more info
RB Supernova 5K Route


Take a beautiful and iconic venue such as the Bournemouth Pier, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone – grandparents, uncles, aunties, parents, kids, friends!), dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova 5K! The Supernova 5K event is the perfect way to get involved in the Run Bournemouth with your family and friends, whilst taking in the atmosphere and fun. Starting on Bournemouth Prom and finishing near the Run Bournemouth Hub in the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route allows runners the rare opportunity to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier, which is lit up at dusk to create a beautiful spectacle for participants and spectators alike!
Start as you mean to go on by taking in all the splendour of Bournemouth’s award winning beaches at dusk, running past some of the two hundred and fifty beach huts along the seafront!
At the 4KM mark you can see the famous Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top, over looking the sea, this exotic seaside villa has been sealed in time creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.
As you hit the iconic Bournemouth Pier, you know you’re on the home stretch. The Pier was first constructed in 1856. The Pier has undergone numerous transformations over the years, with the addition of the Bournemouth Pier Theatre in 1959. The pier will be fantastically lit up for Supernova 5K runners!
The most beautiful sight for any runner – the finish line! Lower Gardens was landscaped in 1871 after a competition was held by Bournemouth Council to design the new gardens, most of the Victorian splendour still remains today.
Supernova 5K entry benefits
*please note that finisher’s items may be subject to change


  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Headtorch
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Accurate chip timing
  • Race recovery pack
  • Fantastic running experience


Since the event launched in 2013, Run Bournemouth runners have raised an astonishing £1.5 million for hundreds of amazing charities. If you’re looking for a reason to become a future Run Bournemouth charity runner, then look no further! The Official Run Bournemouth Charity is Macmillan Cancer Support.Run for Charity

Bournemouth Supernova 5K
  • Great family friendly event, well marked course, perfect for both the first timer and seasoned pro

  • @RunBournemouth you did a great job. Fab organisation. Stunning scenery. Inspiring to see so many different people loving their running!

    Naomi Johns
  • Fabulous weekend, brilliant organisation, well marshalled cheery and so encouraging and enjoyed every moment. Will be back. Runners were amazing and would be crazy not to include this one on their next year's race event itinerary. Well done to everyone!

    Phil Davey
  • Crowds and marshals were the best I've ever seen today, well done to everyone involved, fantastic!

    Andrea Ellwood
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