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Deddington Four Farms Challenge

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Castle Street, Banbury, OX15 0, United Kingdom

Sun 21st May 2023

Starting at 10:00

3 races

£7.50 - £20.00

Organiser's Description

A 5k and 10k run around the picturesque parish of Deddington.
The event is open to all and has something to offer experienced runners, fun runners and families, alike.

The Deddington Four Farms Challenge is made up of:
Deddington Primary School PTA (Registered Charity Number 1052715),
Deddington PFSU (Registered Charity Number PFSU-1100275)
Deddington Fire Station on behalf of the Firefighters Charity (Registered Charity Number 1093387)


  • Four Farms Challenge 2023 - 10k


  • Four Farms Challenge 2023 - 5k


    Over 16'S

  • Four Farms Challenge 2023 - 5k


    Under 16'S



  • Four Farms Challenge 2023 - 10k


  • Four Farms Challenge 2023 - 5k


    Over 16'S

  • Four Farms Challenge 2023 - 5k


    Under 16'S


What's Included



There is no parking at the Castle Grounds. If you do need to drive to the event please park at Deddington C of E Primary School car park or playground, Orchard House, hall training, Hopcraft Lane where parking is kindly provided by the owners, or park respectfully in the village. We encourage anyone living nearby to please walk to the event.


Deddington, Castle St, Deddington, Banbury OX15,
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Course Details

Both the 10k and 5k routes start at the Castle Grounds, Deddington
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There is a short on-road section down Castle Street, Hopcraft Lane and St Thomas Street to Chapmans Lane. Here the routes follow a track through Leadenporch Farm at which point the two routes diverge.

The 5k route turns left and follows a bridleway back to the Clifton Road where it joins the pavement back to deddington and the castle grounds.

The 10k route carries on via a bridleway across Appletree Farm and Manor Farm into the village of Clifton. In the village, you turn left along a short section of pavement before taking a footpath on the left through Home Farm. This takes you back across the fields and joins the latter part of the 5k route back into Deddington.

This route has been chosen as it is almost entirely off-road and takes you through some of the scenic farmland that surrounds Deddington over some challenging terrain.

Please be aware that you will be running across the land of working farms and you may need to give way to farm traffic.

Make sure that you keep to the designated route at all times and do not deviate from the bridleways and footpaths. Please do not run on the crops.


Registration at 8.30am

Safety Briefing at 10.25am

Race Starts at 10.30am

Race numbers will be available for collection from race registration at 08:30am on the day.
Race numbers will need to be signed for by the purchaser please.

Please ensure that if you have registered an Under 16 for the 5K Route, they are accompanied by a responsible adult when collecting their numbers.

Both the 10k and the 5k races will start promptly at 10.30 am.

race entries WILL BE allowed on the day. please pay in cash on the day.

Please note that you must be over 16 years old to participate in the 10k event.

Children under 12 years old participating in the 5k event must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the course.

AS MENTIONED ABOVE every participant will receive a branded buff as part of their entry fee. These can be collected from race registration on the day when collecting race numbers.

Will be available on the day serving delicious items before and after the events, along with tea, coffee and cold drinks.

There will be a number of stallholders providing products & services.


The historic Castle Grounds, Deddington will be the start and finish of the race. There will be a BBQ, licenced bar, fresh coffee, sweets, candy floss and lots of fun activities for under 5's. Please be aware that this is an open-air venue so bear in mind the weather conditions on the day, over which we have no control! There will be portable toilets, a left baggage facility with the registration team (at your own risk), and limited changing facilities available.

we welcome well behaved dogs that are kept on leads at all times to the start/finish area on Castle grounds.
dogs are not permitted to take part in either the 5k or 1ok races.

There are no timing chips for this event, but we will record your race time. Results will be posted on the website as soon as possible after the event.

During the race
Please ensure that your number is visible at all times. This is how we identify you as a runner at the event.

At the finish
Please ensure you cross the finish line so that we can record your time.
If you retire from the race, please contact one of the marshals along the route to inform them.

​We will be awarding prizes for the fastest runners across both routes.
These prizes will be announced after the event has finished and all results have been calibrated.

There will be photographers so if you see one, make sure you give them a wave.
All photos will be free to all runners, just keep an eye out on Facebook post-event.


All competitors must attend the safety briefing at the start of the race at 10.25 am. Please listen to and obey any instructions from the marshals at all times.

Marshals are not allowed to stop the traffic at any road crossings but will assist you with crossing wherever they can. You are responsible for your own safety and for any children you are accompanying at all road crossing points.

During the road sections of the race, keep on the pavement, or to the side of the road where the pavement runs out and keep in single file where possible. Where the race is on-road please be aware of traffic at all times.


There will be lots of fun activities, including the following:

Children’s Fun Run Word Scramble
Run the short course and find the letters. unscramble the letters to discover the word and win a prize!
£ 3.00 per child

Suze and Flo from Deddington Village Nursery will be running two fun outdoor sessions of children’s yoga!
We have 2 slots available:

11:00am - 2-4 year olds
11:30am - 5-7 year olds

£ 3.00 per child, PER SESSION

Limited spaces.
Tickets available from the Nursery and Pre School.
We will have some yoga mats available to borrow on the day but please bring your own if possible.

woodland medal making
Come and create your own unique woodland medal with natural foraged materials!
We have 2 slots available:


£ 2.00 per child, PER SESSION

Limited spaces.
Tickets available from the Nursery and Pre School.

Face painting
£ 2.00 per child

glitter tattoos
£ 2.00 per child


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