Delivering Showcase
to Basingstoke

We are a not-for-profit organisation creating events for local business and the community in Basingstoke.


Half Marathon & 10k

We are proud that the Basingstoke Half Marathon has built a reputation that puts it on a level with some of the great races in the south, combining a friendly welcome with superb scenery on traffic free roads.


A Place To Be Proud Of

The Place to be Proud of awards recognise the contributions made by individuals, groups, organisations, places and initiatives that make our borough a diverse, vibrant community. Individual categories are sponsored by locally-based businesses, see winners from 2021, nominations open in January for 2022.


Croudace Homes Festival 5k

Whether you are a beginner, ready for your first proper race, a speed machine, or just want to set yourself a new challenge, you will be welcome. The 2022 race will take place on 3rd April and is now open for entries. 


INSPIRE Business Awards

The INSPIRE Business Awards showcase business success, innovation and achievement. The Awards are free to enter for any business in North Hampshire and culminate in a gala awards evening.  Entry open in 2022.


Hampshire Hogs

In summer 2021 Destination Basingstoke staged the Hampshire Hogs art sculpture trail brining colour, creativity and a free covid-safe staycation activity to Basingstoke, the Hogs were auctioned for charity at the end of October.

Other Events


Hampshire OctoberFest

Hampshire OctoberFest is a weekend of locally produced real ales  accompanied by live music in a lively, fun, festival atmosphere.

Inspire Awards 2019 Winners
Basingstoke Inspire Awards 2021

Our showcase annual event celebrating business success.


coloured bar

Destination Basingstoke is sponsored by: