Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and Family Fun Run

When:

Sunday 29 September 2019

Where:

Blenheim Palace Estate, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Head to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on Sunday 29 September 2019 and join us at the start line of one of the most beautiful running events in the UK.

Fit for runners of all ages and abilities, choose from a Half Marathon, 10K or 2K Fun Run and conquer the iconic Blenheim Palace Estate.

2019 Registration is now open!

More event details

When: Sunday 29 September 2019

Where: Blenheim Palace Estate, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

 

Take part in one of the UK's most beautiful running events and help us beat heartbreak forever. Choose from 13.1 miles, 10K or 2K with the spectacular Blenheim Palace as your backdrop

The Half Marathon and 10K offer tough courses with plenty of hills thrown in, however the stunning scenery and impressive finish in front of the Palace will help get you through. 

The 2K Family Fun Run is a chance to get the whole family involved. This scenic route takes you around the take to the finish line in front of the Palace. All Half Marathon and 10K runners get automatic entry into the 2K run.

Registration 

Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10K and 2K Family Fun Run will take place on Sunday 29 September.  Register for the Half Marathon or 10K before 31 October, using discount code BLENHEIM19 and save £5 on entry (online only)

Entry Fees Standard Entry
 Half Marathon (17+)   £32 - sign up now 
 10K (16+)   £25 - sign up now
 2K Family Fun Run   Opening soon

If you're under 18 you'll need to complete a digital entry form, please email us at [email protected] and we'll send you one. All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.

All spectators must buy a ticket from Blenheim Palace to give access to the Palace grounds. More details coming soon.

All Half Marathon & 10K Runners will get automatic entry into the 2K Family Fun Run.  

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Your entry includes:

An exclusive Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10K & 2K Fun Run technical t-shirt.

  • Timing chip
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Parking at Blenheim Palace 
  • Water stops en route and at the finish line.
  • Access to luggage stores
  • Post-event massage (for small donation)
  • Full route signage and marshalling 
  • Downloadable map
  • Training guidance
  • Fundraising support

Contact us

If you would like more information on this or any of our other events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]

The start

 

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX

Getting there by car

Blenheim Palace is a 20-minute drive from Oxford on the edge of Woodstock; about an hour and a half from London and Birmingham.

There is plenty of free parking at the palace. To avoid queues and congestion, please allow at least one hour to arrive and park at the Palace as there will be several thousand runners arriving at the same time. 

Follow the British Heart Foundation event car parking signs on arrival to Woodstock.

  • 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 gate.
  • 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 point.

Getting there by bus

There will be public buses available from Oxford centre. Please check the Stagecoach website for information on times.

For detailed directions visit the Blenheim Palace website.

Raise money to power our research

Your entry fee only covers the cost of organising the event, such as venue hire, toilets and medical cover.

This run is a fundraising event, it is the money you raise that powers our life saving research. We ask that you raise £10 for every mile you'll accomplish. The minimum sponsorship target is £130 for the Half Marathon, and £60 for the 10k.

If you raise over £500 you'll be eligible to join our exclusive 500 Club, you can find out more on the tab above.

Preparation

We're really excited to be working with the running coaching company, Full Potential on helping you prepare for the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon & 10K. In video 1, trainer Keith looks at how to get ready for your challenge and look at areas of training and nutrition to focus on. In video 2 Keith talks over the key sessions within the training plans.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips

Running Training Zone

Spectators

If family or friends are coming to support you on the day, they'll need to purchase spectator tickets from Blenheim Palace. More details coming soon.


 

Event times

We've listened to your feedback and have changed times for the Half Marathon and 10k. This is to avoid congestion on the course and make your event experience more enjoyable.

 08.00  Event village and car park opens
 08.00  10K registration & queries desk and baggage drop open
 09.30  10K Run start
 09.30  Half Marathon registration & queries desk open
 10.20  Racing Wheelchair Half Marathon starts
 10.30  Half Marathon start
 10.40  Standard wheelchair Half Marathon starts
 11.00   Family Fun Run registration & queries desk open
 13.00    Family Fun Run start
 14:00  Cut-off time for all runners to reach finish line
 15.00  Event finishes

Do give yourself plenty of time to travel, park and arrive at the event village, as routes into Blenheim Palace will be busy on event day. Please be patient arriving and departing the venue, and follow the advice of traffic management marshals at all times.

Facilities

There will be:

  • Toilets at the start and finish and along the route. 
  • Water at the finish line and the water stops (located at 3 mile intervals along the half marathon route and at the 5K mark of the 10K route)
  • A luggage store in the Event Village 
  • Changing facilities in the Event Village.
  • Plenty of catering outlets on site.
  • Sports massages

The route

The route is on tarmac and ideal for participants in wheelchairs. Please contact us in advance to arrange easy access to the start line. 

There will be marshals, first aiders and support along the routes.

Spectators and pets

If you have anyone coming to support you on the day they will need to purchase an entry ticket in order to access the grounds of Blenheim Palace. More details coming soon

Dogs are not allowed on the route but are welcome to accompany spectators, and must be kept on a lead at all times.


 

Welcome to the club

Back for 2018 is our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41

41-43

43-45 
Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

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