Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races

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Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races
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Take on the Heyford Duathlon & Runway races around one of the UK's most prominent Cold War airbases. With a variety of distances available this event is great for athletes looking to try something new. Come for the interesting surroundings or for your unique finisher's medal.
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Where and when
Upper Heyford Airfield (disused), Upper Heyford, Bicester OX25 5HA, UK
Start times
Sunday, 19 Jun 2022
Standard Duathlon:
8:45 am |
Family Mile:
9:00 am |
Wheelchair 5k:
9:30 am |
Wheelchair 10k:
9:30 am |
Wheelchair Half Marathon:
9:30 am |
9:45 am |
9:45 am |
Half Marathon:
9:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races
Standard Duathlon
Half Marathon
Route information
Duathlon Standard
10k run, 40k cycle, 5k run
The route will take place within the RAF Upper Heyford airbase. This was a prominent airbase during the Second World War and the Cold War and racers will be able to immerse themselves in the history of the venue.
Given the nature of the venue, this race is entirely flat and racers will have the chance to set a quick time in this great setting. It is a brilliant event for athletes of all ability. Experienced athletes can enjoy the flat terrain and set a fast time, or anyone new to the sport can take on their first mutli-sport event.
The Half Marathon and 10k routes follow a similar course along the disused runways within the airbase. Both courses are lapped and distances will be clearly marked throughout. The 5k route will once again take participants throughout the historic airbase, with only a few minor changes to the course.
All routes will be flat and within the closed Airbase meaning all abilities of runners are welcome to join this fun and friendly event. And with a Family Mile also available, this event really is a day for the whole family.
Organiser route images
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed event
  • Well marked and marshalled course
  • Water stations
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
  • Event photography
  • Medical cover
How to get there
Upper Heyford Airfield (disused), Upper Heyford, Bicester OX25 5HA, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
By Car
The Airfield is situated 7.5 miles north west of Bicester, and is easily accessible from the M40.
There is likely to be parking available on-site, instructions regarding parking and planning your journey will be communicated prior to the event to all pre-registered participants.
By Train
The nearest station is Heyford Railway Station, which is around a 10 minute drive to the venue.
Event day logistics
08:45 Standard Duathlon starts
09:00 Family Mile starts
09:30 Wheelchair races start
09:45 Runs start
12:30 Event ends
Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to register and get ready for your race.
Race Pack
Contestants will collect their race pack on the day when they register.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 17 on race day to take part in the Standard Duathlon, and you must be at least 15 to take part in either the Sprint or Super Sprint Duathlon.
The Half Marathon races are open to entrants aged 17 and over on race day. The 10k races are open to entrants aged 15 and over on race day and the 5k races are open to entrants aged 11 and over on race day.
Race Rules
This event is licensed with the British Triathlon Foundation and participants must follow these rulesExternalLink.
When will results be made available at the Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races?
Race results will be posted live onto the Race Organiser and where possible, times will be printed and handed out at the race.
Will there be toilets at the Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races?
Yes there will be toilets at the start/finish area.
Will there be a bag drop at the Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races?
Yes there will be a bag drop, please bring as little as possible to help with space.
Can I wear headphones during the Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races?
No, headphones are not allowed for any of these duathlons.
Will there be prizes available at the Heyford Airbase Duathlon & Runway Races?
Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance.
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