Blenheim Palace Half Marathon
with 10k, and Family Fun Run
Sunday 4 October 2015
Registration is now open for 2015,
don't miss out - sign up
The historic Blenheim Palace provides the
stunning backdrop to this challenging run again in 2015. Choose
from either the Half Marathon, 10k or 2k Family Fun Run and join us
in the fight against heart disease.
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Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and Family Fun
Run event information
2015 marks the fifth year of the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon,
10k and Family Fun Run and we would love you to join us.
Starting and finishing from Blenheim Palace, all routes are
entirely traffic free and on tarmac paths. The Half Marathon route
will take you out to the picturesque village of Coombe whilst the
10k follows a shorter loop within the Blenheim Estate grounds.
We'll be with you every step of the way with full event
marshaling, first aid cover, water, event t-shirt and finishers
medal all provided as part of entry.
The 2k Family Fun Run starts a little later allowing Half
Marathon and 10K participants to join in with their friends and
family for no additional charge - this is the perfect run for
Registration and fees for 2015
Registration for the Half Marathon & 10k 2015 is now open.
Places are limited so book yours to avoid missing out.
Sign up for your chosen distance below
Note that children must be at least 17 years old to take part in
the Half Marathon.
Under 16's taking part in the 10k and Family Fun Run must be
accompanied by a responsible adult. Participants taking part in the
Half Marathon or 10k are welcome to join the Family Fun Fun for no
Take part as a team
Online registration - Each team member can
register and pay individually online using the links above, making
sure to record the Team name and Team
leader's name where requested.
Pay for your whole team - Online registration
is quick and easy, but if you'd like to register and pay
collectively, you can use this
registration form (pdf).
Check out our team registration and fundraising top tips
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Your entry includes
- A medal for all finishers
- Timing chip for all Half Marathon and 10k runners - sent with
your event pack
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing a sponsorship form, which will be
sent to you before the event
- Water available en route and at the finish
- Thank you certificate
Fundraising funds research
that saves lives. In 1961 the number of children born with
a heart defect who survived to their first birthday was around only
20 per cent. Today that figure is 80 per cent, thanks to procedures
such as valve replacement that help them lead improved lives.
For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Heart
disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery techniques
can still be improved. And there are exciting developments in
genetics and stem cell technology.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising
the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds.
Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to
ensure hearts keep beating.
Set up your online sponsorship page
Where your money
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20
There is plenty of free parking at Blenheim Palace. The car park
will open at 8am.
Travel and parking
Please allow plenty of time to arrive and park at the Palace (at
least one hour) as there will be several thousand runners arriving
at the same time and we want to avoid queues and congestion where
possible. Please follow BHF Event car parking signs on arrival to
Before 9.30am If you are approaching the Palace
on the A44 from the south please use the main visitor gate. If you
are travelling on the A44 from the north please use the Woodstock
After 9.30am All entry into the Palace grounds
will use the main entrance on the A44. When leaving please follow
the exit signs to leave through the Lower Park, the usual exit
For detailed directions visit the
Blenheim Palace website
For guaranteed hotel rates for our
participants the BHF Blenheim Half Marathon has again linked with
the Holt Hotel situated close to the event venue – Click here for booking
On the day
As long as you have your participant number, you don't need to
register when you arrive, but there will be an information point if
you need any help.
There will be toilets at the start and finish and en route and
there is plenty of catering outlets on site
A baggage service will be available in the Event Village along with
changing facilities. When dropping off items you will be issued
with a wrist band. All items are left at the owner's risk.
Don't forget to pick up your free event t-shirt when you arrive,
so you can run in it - we'd love to see a convey of red running
through the Blenheim Estate.
Water will be available at the start and finish. There will
also be water stations at the following distances for the half
With one water station at the 5k point (approx.) for the 10k
The emergency event contact number is 07775 763 481. Please add
this number to your phone to call in case of an incident during the
||Sunday 4 October 2015
|Car park opens
||8am - you can only register for the Family Fun Run on the
10.30am - Half Marathon
10.50am- Half Marathon Wheelchair users
11.00am - 10k Run
1.30pm - Family Fun Run
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The route is all on tarmac and therefore perfect for
participants in wheelchairs. Please contact us in advance to arrange
easy access to the start line.
Equipment and what to wear
Please see the kit list for
recommended clothing and equipment. Remember to collect your
t-shirt from the registration point when you arrive - we want a
colourful convoy of red running through Blenheim Palace estate.
This is a challenging run and you'll need to have a good level
of fitness to take part.
For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden
rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it
regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to
monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve
them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical
condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak
to your doctor about it prior to the event.
tips and advice
Keeping you safe
This event is fully marshaled for your safety, with first aid
Your friends are family are very welcome to join in cheering at
the finish line, however they need to buy a ticket in order to gain
entry to the Palace and Gardens. More information on ticket prices
and how to purchase them will be available soon.
Dogs are not allowed on route but are welcome to accompany
spectators (just remember your pooper scooper).
We need volunteers for this event, so please register with us if you'd like to
For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions
section. If you have
any further questions, please call the customer
services team Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm on 0845 130 8663 or
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