Keep COVID Safe

Before attending participants and spectators need to self-assess for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These are:

¨ a high temperature

¨ a new, continuous cough

¨ a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If you have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend and follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation.

At the event

Please keep your distance from other competitors and spectators as much as possible and especially at the finish and places where congestion is possible 

Hand sanitiser will be provided at bag check in, Race HQ, sign up, and water stations.

Water

Ideally please bring your own water with you.

Medals.

You will be asked to pick up your medal—rather than it being presented to you at the finish.

 Test and Trace

There will be Test and Trace QR codes on site to check in. 

When Will I Get My Race Number? 

Your race numbers will be sent out by post before race day at the end of September/early October. Late entrants from 4 October will need to collect their numbers from Race HQ at Blenheim Pleasure Gardens on race day. (Please allow plenty of time). Click here to check your race number. 

You can click here to download and print the race day information sheet which will be included in your packs.

What Time Should I Arrive? 

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.

What Is The Programme For The Day? .

  • All races start and finish at the arch.
  • 10:05 am warm up for the children’s 1 mile race
  • 10:15 am start of the 1mile race for under 15s.
  • 10:45 am 7k warm up led by Geraldine Jennings fitness guru at the Oxford Business Park.
  • 11:00 am start of the 7k race with first wave for runners with dogs.
  • 11:02 am start of the main 7k race
  • 11:05 am start of the 4 mile race for participants with buggies and wheelchairs.
  • noon trophies awarded by Sarah Foster, Managing Partner of Freeths Solicitors and the team trophy by Jodie McNamara, Community Manager of the Oxford Business Park.

Entry To Blenheim Palace Grounds

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.

Car Parking

There is plenty of free car parking.

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.

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 will be a stall selling crepes available and 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.

Can I Bring My Dog? 

Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Course Routes

Click here for larger view

Click here for pdf version

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 (2 fastest times), and school. team. Prizes will be awarded on chip 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.

Directions

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PZ