Race Details

Choose a 10K or 5K fun run. Separate categories and prizes for Mens and Ladies.

David Lloyd, Ringwood are generously sponsoring the event and will be providing the prizes and free guest passes for all entrants.

David Lloyd personal trainers will be present to host the warm up sessions. Warm-ups will start 15 minutes before each run. Further information will be sent out once you have signed up.

1st Poulner Scouts are providing the marshals, timing, first aid and event organisation. The course will be accurately mapped using a surveyor's measuring wheel and computerised timing will provide real time results for all finishers. All funds raised will be used to support 1st Poulner Scouts in their activities.
Please read our terms and conditions.

Sign up for 2019 using the button below which will direct you to the EventBrite registration page.

Places are limited to 200 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Participant information

Race times

  • 5K race – 09:15 warm up for 09.30 start
  • 10K race – 09:45 warm up for 10:00 start

Check in

You will need to check in on the day. Please aim to arrive around an hour before your race starts and bring a copy of your confirmation email to the race as proof of ID. To take part you must have pre-registered – we regret that we cannot accept entries on the day.


Race number

Your race number will be given to you on the day.  Please also remember your safety pins to attach your race number to the front of your top.

Race day clothing

The most important clothing you can bring is layers. You need to keep warm before the event starts, have breathable fabric on during the race, and be able to stay snug afterwards when your core temperature drops. Bring a change of warm dry clothes for after the race. If it looks like rain, make sure you also take a waterproof coat to wear before and after the race. Please wear appropriate footwear. As parts of the courses may be uneven, steep or slippery please take care when running.

Fancy dress is encouraged

So why not get into the spirit and dress up to add to the fun of the event everyone loves a rabbit.


Warm-up will commence 15 minutes prior to the race start. The warm up will take place by PA system close to the start line.


The courses take place over ground that is at times uneven and steep, plus due to the time of year the routes may also be slippery, therefore please ensure that you take care when running, and that you wear appropriate footwear. Distance markers will be displayed around the route at every 1km point (Add 5K for the first loop of 10K race). All runners are to follow the arrows and directions given by marshals.

Age restrictions/Parental Consent

  • 5K - minimum age 10. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 10K - minimum age 14. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are under 18, we must have received written confirmation from your parent/guardian confirming that they agree to you taking part in the event in accordance with our Terms & Conditions.

Selected Photos from 2017

A complete set can be found here: Ringwood Rabbit Run 2017 Photos.


General Information


Moors Valley is situated ten miles north of Bournemouth. It is signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout at the junction of the A31 and A338, between Ringwood and St Leonards. For further information about the venue, please visit Moors Valley.


There is car parking available at Moors Valley Country Park. Runners can park for £2 for the duration of the event or until 12noon whichever is the earliest. Your vehicle registration number will be required when you sign up. After 12 noon standard car parking charges apply.


Toilets are available on site but there will be no changing rooms or baggage facility. There are limited basic changing areas available at the visitors centre on site. Therefore, please ensure you are wearing your kit on arrival – you are advised to arrive ready to race. We cannot take responsibility for personal items or valuables.


Water will be available at mid point on both races. Water will be available for all runners at the finish line. There is a park cafe near to the finish line

First aid

We will have qualified first aid in attendance. Please make sure you write details of any medical conditions on the back of your race number. Please alert a marshal if first aid or assistance is required. Please remember to seek medical advice from your GP if you are in any doubt about your physical ability to take part.


Dogs will not be allowed on the Rabbit Run courses. Where dogs are with spectators they must be on leads and all waste must be picked up and disposed of properly.

Baby joggers, baby strollers and wheelchairs

As most of the courses are off road we would not recommend the use of these.


Spectators are very welcome but will be subject to marshalling restrictions. Please advise your spectators to dress sensibly for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Refreshments will be available for purchase by spectators at the venue’s facilities.