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).

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.

The events will start at 10.15 am with the 1mile race for under 15s.  Parents can watch children run and participate in the 7k and 4 mile events.

  • This will be followed by the 4 miles and 7k main race at 11.00 am
  • The 4 mile and 7k race will start and finish from the same point at the request of our timers.
  • This means that the 4 mile and 7k routes will not be the exact distances, but a bit further.

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 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

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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, 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