Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k & Family Fun Run
A magnificent backdrop and a stunning (but tough!) hilly road route through the Blenheim Palace Estate - the stunning scenery and impressive finish in front of the Palace will help get you through! Head to Oxfordshire in October and take your place on the start line of one of the UK’s most beautiful running events and help us beat heartbreak forever. .
Fit for runners of all ages and abilities. Choose from a half marathon, 10k or 2k Fun Run for the whole family, and get ready to conquer the grounds of Blenheim Palace. All Half Marathon and 10k entrants also get free entry into the 2k Fun Run, so you can take part with friends and family after your event.
An exclusive Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10K & 2K Fun Run technical t-shirt
A medal for all finishers
Parking at Blenheim Palace
Water stops en route and at the finish line
Access to luggage stores
Post-event massage (for small donation)
Full route signage and marshalling
Blenheim Palace Estate, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Getting there by car
Blenheim Palace is a 20-minute drive from Oxford on the edge of Woodstock; about an hour and a half from London and Birmingham.
There is plenty of free parking at the palace. To avoid queues and congestion, please allow at least one hour to arrive and park at the Palace as there will be several thousand runners arriving at the same time.
Follow the British Heart Foundation event car parking signs on arrival to Woodstock.
Before 9.30am: If you are approaching the Palace on the A44 from the south please use the main visitor gate. If you are travelling on the A44 from the north please use the Woodstock gate.
After 9.30am: All entry into the Palace grounds will use the main entrance on the A44. When leaving please follow the exit signs to leave through the Lower Park, the usual exit point.
Use postcode OX20 1PX for your Satnav
Getting there by bus
There will be public buses available from Oxford centre. Please check the Stagecoach website for information on times.
For detailed directions visit the Blenheim Palace website.
|08.00||Event village and car park opens|
|08.00||10K registration & queries desk and baggage drop open|
|09.30||10K Run start|
|09.30||Half Marathon registration & queries desk open|
|10.20||Racing Wheelchair Half Marathon starts|
|10.30||Half Marathon start|
|10.40||Standard wheelchair Half Marathon starts|
|11.00||Family Fun Run registration & queries desk open|
|13.00||Family Fun Run start|
|14:00||Cut-off time for all runners to reach finish line|
There will be:
Toilets at the start and finish and along the route.
Water at the finish line and the water stops (located at 3 mile intervals along the half marathon route and at the 5K mark of the 10K route)
A luggage store in the Event Village
Changing facilities in the Event Village.
Plenty of catering outlets on site.
The route is on tarmac and ideal for participants in wheelchairs. Please contact us in advance to arrange easy access to the start line.
There will be marshals, first aiders and support along the routes.
Half Marathon - 17 yrs
10k - 16 yrs
If you have anyone coming to support you on the day they will need to purchase an entry ticket in order to access the grounds of Blenheim Palace. Tickets can be purchased here. Use promo code BHFS2019 to get 30% off.
Dogs are not allowed on the route but are welcome to accompany spectators, and must be kept on a lead at all times.
We would love to send you information on our life saving research and how you can help us to keep more hearts beating through fundraising, events and volunteering opportunities.
Once you have booked your place please tick the appropriate box to let us know whether we can contact by email or post.
Your fundraising helps our researchers keep more hearts beating.
We ask that you raise £10 for every mile you'll accomplish. The minimum sponsorship target is £130 for the Half Marathon, and £60 for the 10K.
Creating a Just Giving fundraising page is the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, via email, on group chats and around your family and friends.
Thanks to our research, today more people than ever survive heart and circulatory diseases. But these conditions still cause heartbreak for millions of families - killing 1 in 4 people. We will change that.
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