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Blenheim 7k Fun Run

4.0 · 1 review

Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PX, UK

Sun 10th October 2021

Starting at 10:15

3 races

£10.53 - £26.32

Organiser's Description

Run, jog or walk the spectacularly beautiful grounds of World Heritage site, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in Oxfordshire.

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.

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Races

  • 7km
    £26.32 CLOSED
  • 4 Miles

    Buggies & Wheelchair Entries

    £26.32 CLOSED
  • 1 Mile

    Under 15yrs

    £10.53 CLOSED

Book

  • 7km
    £26.32 CLOSED
  • 4 Miles

    Buggies & Wheelchair Entries

    £26.32 CLOSED
  • 1 Mile

    Under 15yrs

    £10.53 CLOSED

What's Included

- 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).

Parking

There is plenty of free parking on site.

Location

The start and finish lines are at the Pleasure Gardens within the grounds of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Course Details

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!

Course Map

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.

Spectators

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.

Facilities

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.

Bag Storage
Supervised bag storage is available on the course for the donation to Youth Challenge Oxfordshire.

Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Post Race

Results
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.

4 · 1 Review

Zach

·2 years ago

Great first running race. Quite a hilly run, but a good challenge. The atmosphere at the finish line was great, even managed to put in a cheeky sprint at the end. Would recommend for anyone training for a 10k

Location

Woodstock, Oxfordshire