Heyford Air Base Half, 10k & 5k
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Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the routes all utilise the base's Runway, RAF Taxiway and NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed!
Choose between the 5k, 10k or Half Marathon - all equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or aiming to set a new PB. There's also a 1k Junior Race. Something for the whole family and a safe environment for spectators, with refreshments and plenty of history around you!
The running festival is part of a multi-sport weekend at Heyford Airbase over 20/21 June. On Saturday 20, the day before our running events, we are holding the Heyford Duathlon, ideal for total beginner or experienced competitors. Choose from either the sprint or standard distance:
08:30 to 09:30
All finishers will receive a medal
Prizes will be awarded in the Half Marathon, 10k and 5k events to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females.
Heyford Park, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 5HF
From the M40 the venue is approximately 9 miles from Junction 9, and 4 miles from Junction 10. You will pick up signs to the race once you have reached the village of Upper Heyford. Please be aware that we will not be using the main entrance to Heyford Park, so follow signs until you reach the Race Car Park entrance.
You will need to display a car pass in order to gain access to the Airbase, which will be emailed to you prior to race day.
The route is entirely on tarmac (disused runways), free of traffic and suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
The junior race starts at 9.45.
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability). The surcharge is £1 for the Junior Race.
Registration: From 08:30 to 09:30.
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Timing: Chip-timed Half Marathon, 10k and 5k events.
Spectators: Very spectator friendly, with refreshments available.
Licensing: The Half Marathon 10k and 5k events will be registered with the Association of Running Clubs (ARC).
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
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