"Always looking for new hills and a route to link them by"


Our Races


The Dorset Ooser marathon and half marathon


The Hellstone Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

Here at Badger Trail Events we want to send you out on a bit of an adventure in the countryside but bring you back safely. 

We wanted to create good, often tough but enjoyable races accessible to all abilities. 

Our routes take you up hills, through valleys, along farm tracks, over fields, over stiles, through water meadows, and along shady woodland trails. 

When you run our events you can be sure that we have personally walked, run, and checked out every inch of the routes, and in the process we have discovered some amazing places to run that we wanted to share with you.

We meet with all the landowners before each race to make sure they are aware of and are happy with the event.

Currently we have three events to choose from, The Dorset Ooser, and The Hellstone

And now the NEW Bovington races the FUBAR full marathon and the SNAFU half.

All events have a Marathon distance and a Half Marathon distance and the Hellstone has a 10km. 
More races are in the planning, both longer and shorter, so watch this space....

Please enter the races by clicking on the images abbove

At each event we offer medals for all finishers as a memento, but we realise not everyone wants a race t-shirt so we offer the option to add to your race entry if you want. 


We promise you free post race refreshment (usually tea or coffee and cake, in proper china mugs and on china plates) with Vegan and Gluten Free options.

We also promise that our events are, and always will be CUPLESS races, (what does this mean?) - it means that in order to keep waste and litter to a minimum we will NOT be providing disposable cups at the aid stations (in line with most european trail races and now many UK trail races) and so you will need to bring a re-usable, collapsible cup with you.


We aim to make our races Dog friendly (although hefting dogs over stiles may be required from time to time) but please see the race Ts & Cs for full details. 


What our runners think

“Great race, loved the route, maybe next time I’ll bring a snorkel. Would definitely do this again. Highly recommended.”
“Brilliant run. Challenging, varied and with a great atmosphere. Many thanks to the organisers and marshals for a thoroughly enjoyable day.”
“The hills were steep. The mud was muddy. The water was cold and the cakes were delicious. Many thanks for a great day.”
“Well organised, value for money, great course, friendly marshals, great medal and T/ Shirt. Plus free tea and cake.”
“Thanks again for letting us run with our dogs and for the canicross prizes. The dog chocs helped Rosie forgive me for making her run through the water meadows! I loved the friendly, low-key organisation. And the cakes were fab”
“Congrats to the Badger team. That is a long technical effort to mark the course and keep everyone on the correct beaten path. Chilled atmosphere at the start and finish, aid stations rammed with essentials and amazing cupcakes at the end. Thanks.”
“Loved the Dorset Ooser Marathon today. Great marshals, generally well marked route....lovely course and the free tea and cake at the end was quality. Having a photographer at the waterlogged field would have been the icing on the cake but nevertheless great inaugural event. Thanks Badger Trail Team!!!”
"Fabulous run today in the Hellstone Half. Stunning route, well put together through some amazing countryside. Thank you so much Kev and Denise for your dedication to giving a great day out!"
"Loved my first badger trail running race... muddy wet and challenging and dog friendly. Race was well signposted and Marshalls friendly. Particularly like the fact that dogs racing need to be fitted with proper equipment. So much free cake at the end and gluten free too. Value for money too...I'll be back"
"Gorgeous route with some cheeky surprises - loved it! Well organised, super friendly folk. Great medal and fantastic cakes at the end. Definitely one to add to the todo list! Thank you!!!"

For more race pics visit our Flickr Group



We are a small company run by Husband and Wife, but helped by family and friends, without whom we couldn't do what we do. 

Mr Badger is the route master and general dogsbody (He used to run, eons ago, but now just walks a lot!) 

Mrs Badger (who still is a runner!) does the IT stuff, admin, design and the other bits he can't cope with.

We love the outdoors and exploring the Dorset countryside with our dogs Max & Daisy.

Come and join us, it'll be fun.....

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