Blenheim Palace Half Marathon
with 10k, and Family Fun Run
Sunday 5 October 2014
Update: Registration for the Half Marathon
& 10k is now closed, you can still sign-up for the fun run on
Join us and thousands of other
supporters at the half marathon, 10k or family fun run at Blenheim
Palace in 2014 and put your best foot forward in the fight against
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Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and Family Fun
Run event information
Join us in October 2014 for 13.1 miles of
hard work and determination and an immense sense of pride
when you cross the finish line. Open to anyone over 17 years of
age, this half marathon takes you on undulating, tarmac paths
through the stunning Blenheim estate and out on traffic free roads
in nearby villages, and is suitable for wheelchair users.
We also have a 10k to tempt you, which offers all the
benefits of the half marathon, such as full marshalling, chip
timing and free t-shirt. The 10k run follows tarmac paths within
the Blenheim estate.
To get all the family involved we have the Family Fun Run,
taking place after the Half Marathon and 10k this is the perfect
chance to get little ones to join in with the fun with a gentle 2k
To get event updates, as well as useful training, fundraising
information and to chat to other participants join our Blenheim
Palace Facebook page
Registration and fees for 2014
Registration for the Half Marathon & 10k is now closed, you
can still register for the Family Fun Run on-the-day, registration
will open at 8am.
Sign up for your chosen distance below
|Half Marathon entry (17+)
||£23 - registration closed
|10k Entry (15+)
||£17 - registration closed
|Family Fun run
||£10 - Register on the day
||£5 - Register on the day
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
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 5 October 2014
|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
Go to the
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. Blenheim Palace are offering
discounted entry tickets for spectators and you can save more
if booked before the event - book
your spectator passes.
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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