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Blenheim 7k Fun Run
Woodstock, OxfordshireBlenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PX, UK
Sun 10th October 2021
Starting at 10:15
£10.53 - £26.32
There are three events, so there is a race to suit ages and abilities at this family friendly event: the main 7k race, 1 mile for under 15s and 4 miles for buggies and wheelchairs.
The course offers beautiful surroundings, the 7k includes a scenic lakeside section and a challenging run for the more experienced and the option for beginners to take a gentler pace and enjoy the scenery.
The 4-mile route follows a similar course, missing out the off-road lakeside section to make it suitable for wheelchair and participants pushing buggies.
Chip timed. Medals for all participants. Trophies for winning team and school.
Run for fun or fundraise for your chosen charity.
Run for fun or choose the charity you want to support.
Buggies & Wheelchair EntriesCLOSED
Buggies & Wheelchair EntriesCLOSED
- Water will be provided but please help us to keep green and bring your own if you can.
- Medals for all finishers.
- Trophies for winners.
- Entry includes entry to the grounds at Blenheim Palace (entry into the Palace itself is additonal cost).
The 7k and 4 mile courses take undulating routes around the Palace and through fantastic scenery over the grand bridge and around the grounds. There is a beautiful off road section alongside the lake for the 7k route only.
The hills on the 4 mile route can be tough for manual wheelchairs but you can bring assistance to get round!
On the day
Please arrive in plenty of time.
We are expecting many more runners than in previous years, which means you need to allow time to get on site, park, and for the warm up which will last for 10-15 minutes.
The events will start at 10.15 am with the 1mile race for under 15s.
Parents can watch children run and participate in the 7k and 4 mile events.
This will be followed by the 4 miles and 7k main race at 11.00 am
The 4 mile and 7k race will start and finish from the same point at the request of our timers. This means that the 4 mile and 7k routes will not be the exact distances, but a bit further.
Blenheim Palace very kindly allow spectators to accompany participants free of charge. This is an amazing offer. Plus we hope that we will be able to offer a discounted entrance to see inside the palace.
Entry to the palace
Your run number will allow you free entry into the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
Please make sure that this is visible to the stewards on the gate.
Accompanying spectators will also get into the grounds free.
There are no changing rooms or showers at the start/finish but toilets are provided.
There will be a water station on route and at the end, although you are also welcome to bring your own water bottles.
There is a café at the Pleasure Gardens for refreshments before/after the run. Parking is available within Blenheim Palace grounds and free of charge.
Supervised bag storage is available on the course for the donation to Youth Challenge Oxfordshire.
Dogs are allowed on a lead.
The results will be available on the day as your cross the finish line and then updated as required.
Results will also be published on this website.
Medals and Prizes
All finishers will receive a medal. Trophies will be awarded to first male and female in each race, and for team, and school. team. Prizes will be awarded on gun times. Both gun and chip times will be published on the website.
After the Event
You are welcome to enjoy your surroundings at Blenheim Palace and stay for a picnic or visit the cafes for refreshments.
Note: last year, some of our participants and specatatos suffered from Blandford fly bites. The fly tends to be a problem during May and June, and our earlier date could solve the problem. The fly tends to bite below the knee and the best deterrent is to cover up. This isn’t practical when running, but it is worth considering for after the event and spectators.