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.

All Half Marathon and 10K entrants also get free entry into the 2K Fun Run, so you can take part with friends and family after your event.

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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.  

Entry Fees Standard Entry
 Half Marathon (17+)   £32 - sign up now 
 10K (16+)   £25 - sign up now
 2K Family Fun Run   £10 or £5 (under 18) - sign up now 

If you're under 18 you'll need to complete a digital entry form, and send back to us. 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. See information below.

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

Check out photos from 2018 event

Spectators

All spectators must purchase a spectator tickets from Blenheim Palace in order to access Palace grounds, use code BHFS2019 to to save 30% ticket price until 22 September. This offer also applies to Annual Passes if they choose to donate their Park and Gardens admission. Any spectators that hold a Blenheim annual pass do not need to purchase a spectator ticket.  Alternatively you can register for the 2K Family Fun Run for £10 per adult and £5 per child, which grants access to the Palace grounds and you'll also receive a t-shirt and medal as part of entry!

Contact us

Join our Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10K and 2K Family Fun Run Facebook page for event updates and to share stories, fundraising and training tips with fellow runners. 

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

Thanks to our research, today more people than ever survive heart and circulatory diseases. But these conditions still cause heartbreak for millions of families - killing 1 in 4 people. We will change that. 

Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating.

Creating a Just Giving fundraising page is the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, via email, on group chats and around your family and friends.

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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

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

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Join us on Facebook

Join our Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10K & 2K Fun Run Facebook page to get event updates and share stories and chat with other runners.

Spectators

If family or friends are coming to support you on the day, they'll need to purchase spectator tickets from Blenheim Palace. Available until 22nd September spectators can save 30% on tickets. This offer also applies to Annual Passes when they choose to donate their Park and Gardens admission. Use code BHFS2019 at checkout. Alternatively you can register for the 2K Family Fun Run for £10 per adult and £5 per child, which grants access to the Palace grounds and you'll also receive a t-shirt and medal as part of entry!

Any spectators who hold Blenheim Palace annual passes do not need to purchase a spectator ticket. 
 

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.

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