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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £32
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  2. 10 km

    Run 10km
    £25
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  3. 2 km

    Run 2km
    £5–£10
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BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon routes

THE COURSE -

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.

COURSE SPECIFICS -

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.

COURSE CUT-OFF TIME -

The course cut-off time is at 14:00 for all runners to reach the finish line

Event details

  • Hilly
  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Closed roads
  • 5000 participants

From the organizer

Take part in one of the UK's most beautiful running events and help us beat heartbreak forever. 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.

What’s Included
  • 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
Raceday Logistics

RACE-DAY SCHEDULE -

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

REGISTRATION -

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.

FACILITIES -

  • 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
Kit List

Wear comfy running gear and it would be great if you raced in the BHF t-shirt. Everyone pushes each other on, especially when they see someone wearing the colour red.

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!

Link to purchase a spectator ticket -

https://online1.venpos.net/site/ShowPage.aspx?LID=206&PPID=1770353c-546e-47d6-b69a-642c0a8f188e&PID=ff5b0d09-1361-4f4b-ac7f-e58819c42a6c&_ga=2.127132234.630700371.1558696360-1802556920.1558696360

Volunteers

Volunteers at events help get the participants across the finish line, get the community cheering and create a fantastic day for everyone involved.

Whether you have hours or days to give, we have a role for you:

  • Handing out medals
  • Being part of a cheer squad
  • Route marshalling
  • Handing out essential refreshments
  • Important on the day administration
  • Pre-event promotion.

What will you get from us?

  • The kit you need to be a BHF ambassador
  • A point of contact and information in advance
  • Key health & safety information on the day
  • A warm welcome and a fantastic experience
  • Knowing that you are making a different to the lives of heart disease patients today and for future generations.

To volunteer with us, you need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • Have no unspent criminal convictions
  • Able to provide a UK postcode

Day in the life of an event volunteer for BHF - https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteer/event-volunteering/jason-events-volunteer

Register to be a volunteer - https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteer/register-your-interest/get-started

FAQs

Why raise money for BHF?

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.

How to raise money for BHF?

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.

What can help raise money for the BHF?

Show your friends and family that you are fundraising for life saving research by wearing a t-shirt or hoody. You can buy these here - https://giftshop.bhf.org.uk/events

Is there an age limit?

Please note: runners must be at least 17 years old to take part in the Half Marathon and 16 years of age to take part in the 10km event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must pre-register to take part in the Half Marathon.

Are dogs allowed?

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

BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

16°C
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10°C
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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