Keep COVID Safe
We sincerely hope that the COVID situation will have improved by May 2022. But for the time being, we are leaving our guidelines as for 2021.
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.
Ideally please bring your own water with you.
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 April/early May Late entrants from 7 May will need to collect their numbers from Race HQ at Blenheim Pleasure Gardens on race day. (Please allow plenty of time).
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.
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.
There is plenty of free car parking.
Blenheim Palace very kindly allow spectators to accompany participants free of charge. This is an amazing offer.
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.
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. You can also run with your dog if you enter the 7k + dog event. Make sure you are properly equipped with a lead, harness and follow RSPCA guidelines, especially if it is a hot day,
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.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PZ