Didcot 5

9:30am Sun 7th Jul 2019
Beaumont Water, Didcot OX11 7AF, UK
Run 5mi

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Tickets £12–£14

  • Flat
  • Road
  • 300 participants

From the organizer

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The Didcot 5 takes place annually each July. It's a fast & flat 5 mile, one lap, road race with a 2 mile fun run organised by Didcot Runners with support from Didcot Town Council and Willowbrook Leisure Centre. Proceeds to local charities.

A 'fast and flat' 5 mile race on town roads, from Willowbrook Leisure Centre, Bowmont Water, Didcot. Plus 2 mile Fun Run.

Distances in this event

  1. 5 Miles

    Run 5mi
    9:30am Sun 7th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
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What’s Included

Minimum Age for Registration: 16 years on the day.

Raceday Logistics

Time table

The Didcot 5 race starts at 9.30am. The Fun Run starts at 10.45am with registration required on the day by 10:35am.

  • 08:00 – Willowbrook Leisure Centre opens
  • 08:00 – On the day race entries and race number collection opens (on the field)
  • 09:00 – Five mile race registration closes
  • 09:20 – Warm-up
  • 09:30 – Five mile race starts
  • 10:35 – Fun run registration closes
  • 10:45 – Fun run starts

Parking and Travel

Didcot train station is a 5 minute walk away from the start/finish area, aswell as Public car parks. Willowbrooks Cark park are for facility staff and volunteers.

From the A34 follow the signs to Didcot, after approx. 2 miles take a left at the 1st roundabout (following signs to Wallingford A4130), go straight across the next 3 roundabouts. At the 4th roundabout take the second exit down Avon Way. Follow to the mini roundabout at the end, go straight across into Bowmont Water and the Willowbrook Leisure Centre is the 1st left turn.

From Wallingford direction – follow the signs for Didcot. At the Tesco roundabout head straight across, at the next roundabout take a right onto the Abingdon Road (following signs for Wantage A4130). Go across the next roundabout and take a left at the next junction on to A4130 (following signs for Oxford A4130 and A34). Head straight across the first roundabout on the A4130 and take a left turn on to Avon Way at the second roundabout. At the end of Avon Way go straight across the mini roundabout on to Bowmont Water and the Willowbrook Leisure Centre is the first turning on the left.

From the Train station turn left and follow the pavement until you reach a railway bridge (Cow Lane), head underneath the bridge, crossing the road when you are through the bridge, you will see the field on the left hand side. To find Willowbrook Leisure Centre head across the field and behind the tennis courts and you will see the leisure centre. If you are lost please ask any of our marshals for help.


First Aid: First Aid will be provided by Alpha-Care – they will be based at the start/finish area.

Venue facilities: Toilets and showers/changing facilities. Water on course.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5 Miles in 2018

    Great race if you want to knock some time off your 10k. Flat course around Didcot with locals cheering you on. I like my runs in the countryside so this one around a housing estate was a bit out if my happy place. Good fun though..apart from.yet again hot weather

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