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Heyford Airbase: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June

4 races scheduled · 500 participants · Sun 21st Jun 2020 · Bicester
Event cancelled
About this event

Speed around this unique Cold War airbase venue at the Heyford Airbase multi-sport weekend. With an option for everyone, this race will take athletes along the disused runways of this Cherwell Valley airbase. Come for the historic surroundings or for the great race day atmosphere.

Raceday details
Your organiser

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.

We seek out the most inspiring and rewarding locations, develop race routes and event formats, and create a brilliant atmosphere and race day experience – offered at the best possible value. We don’t think it’s ok to ask people who are aspiring to do amazing things to pay huge sums of money, so we charge as little as we can afford, rather than as much as we can get away with.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Mon Aug 17 2020

What's included:

  • Post-race goody bag
  • Refreshment stations
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed event
  • Marshalled course
  • Distance marked
  • Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 men and women across the Half, 5K, and 10K as well as top prizes for Veterans (V40, V50, V60, V70)
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Half Marathon
10:00am Sun 21st Jun 2020

Run 13.1mi

10K
10:00am Sun 21st Jun 2020

Run 10km

5K
10:00am Sun 21st Jun 2020

Run 5km

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3.8
14 reviews
Nicola
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Route was all set up so you won't go wrong with distances, plenty of Marshall's and two pit stops for refuelling with water and jelly babies… read more
l cooper
Star
2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great venue but was totally disappointed that the Junior race had started earlier than advertised with our two children being really upset as they missed their first ever run and had raised money for Charity. I was also gutted that the course was 500m short for the 10k, especially as I was running a personal best. I feel like an amazing venue was ruined by poor organisation: shame.… read more
Conor
Star
3.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Decent flat course. Tough going without any crowd atmosphere but you know to expect that beforehand. Little disappointing that the race didn't measure a full 13.1 mile half marathon distance as you don't sign up for a 12.87 mile race. Overall a good event that I would do again.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When will results be made available?
Race results will be posted live onto the Race Organiser and where possible, times will be printed and handed out at the race. … read more
FAQ
Is there a time limit for the Half Marathon?
There is no official race time limit in place. However, as a result of venue restrictions, the start and finish area may need to be dismantled after approximately 3 hours. … read more
FAQ
Can I enter on the day?
Entrance on the day is allowed with additional fees: £3 for 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon; £1 for the Junior Race. These charges are subject to availability and must be paid in cash.… read more
Route description
Route description

RAF Upper Heyford 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.

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.

Finally, the Junior Fun Race will kick off slightly before the start of the other events and is great event for kids to get involved with. This will be a short 1KM run throughout the airbase.

Nicola
Star
5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Route was all set up so you won't go wrong with distances, plenty of Marshall's and two pit stops for refuelling with water and jelly babies
l cooper
Star
2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great venue but was totally disappointed that the Junior race had started earlier than advertised with our two children being really upset as they missed their first ever run and had raised money for Charity. I was also gutted that the course was 500m short for the 10k, especially as I was running a personal best. I feel like an amazing venue was ruined by poor organisation: shame.
Conor
Star
3.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Decent flat course. Tough going without any crowd atmosphere but you know to expect that beforehand. Little disappointing that the race didn't measure a full 13.1 mile half marathon distance as you don't sign up for a 12.87 mile race. Overall a good event that I would do again.
Beth C
Star
3.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Well organised but 10k course was around 250m short. It went wrong somewhere between 8 and 9km. Also had to wait at the 5km mark for the poor lad to pour us individual cups of water. He had none ready. I had been hoping for a PB and 30 seconds makes all the difference.
Joanne G
Star
3.7
Did the 5K in 2019
My daughter took part in the Wheelchair 5k race. she was one of several wheelchair competitors. We were astounded to find that there were no accessible toilets. Could this be addressed for future race meetings?
Graham
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
My first ever half marathon and I throughly enjoyed. Perfect for first timers. Will be back next year 👏🏻
Helen L
Star
1.3
Did the 10K in 2019
No atmosphere at all. Very boring and dull course. No one monitoring bag drop, bags left on wet ground underneath poor gazebo. Bag soaked by end of race. <br />No differentiation in medals for the 3 different distances. <br />7 toilets for the whole event, queues too long. One coffee can at the end. Really poor event for the price.
Stuart W
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3.0
Did the 10K in 2019
Had a great morning running, but frustrated that the courses all came up short - the 10k course was about 9.7k, and I know there were similar issues on the half marathon course.</p><p>The junior race (which my daughter ran) also started 15 mins earlier than the published time - it started at 9.30, but the website said 9.45 (and the confirmation email received last week said 10.00).</p><p>A good day on a good course, but slightly tainted by organisational issues.
Laura d
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4.0
Did the 5K in 2019
For was quite hard and a bit pot holed. Atmosphere was good. Disabled parking not very clearly marked.
Gemma
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5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
I was really impressed by the organisation, friendly team and course... I really enjoyed the finish 😂. There was something for everyone. Thank you so much
Adrian
Star
4.7
Did the 10K in 2018
Nice flat fast course great for my first 10k
chris
Star
5.0
Did the 5K in 2018
It was exactly as advertised, flat and fast
Sally
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It's hot, very little shade, nice and flat, so bring sun cream.Bring music if your running alone as the 2nd lap once the 10 and 5k have finished it's quite lonely.It's was my 1st 1/2 marathon.
Mick
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A very well organised race, only issue is that it can get a little lonely out running, the support at the start and finish was superb, the marshals along the course were awesome, and kept you motivated.
3.8
14 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

0830 - 0930: Registration opens
0945: Junior race begins
1000: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon begins

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your race to allow plenty of time for the registration process. All race packs will be collected on the day of the event.

Spectators

Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and contribute to the day's atmosphere.

The lapped nature of the course allows supporters to get numerous glances of those running.

Volunteers

If you are interested in helping The Race Organiser with their events, then please get in contact with: [email protected]

How to get there

Izzard Rd, Bicester OX25 5HE, UK

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**Address: Heyford Park, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5HF

Car:** Race will not be using the main entrance into the park, follow signs until reaching Race Car Park entrance. There is car parking on site, however spectators or athletes wishing to park will have to print and display a car pass.

Train: The nearest station is Heyford Railway Station, which is around a 10 minute drive to the venue.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When will results be made available?
Race results will be posted live onto the Race Organiser and where possible, times will be printed and handed out at the race.
FAQ
Is there a time limit for the Half Marathon?
There is no official race time limit in place. However, as a result of venue restrictions, the start and finish area may need to be dismantled after approximately 3 hours.
FAQ
Can I enter on the day?
Entrance on the day is allowed with additional fees: £3 for 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon; £1 for the Junior Race. These charges are subject to availability and must be paid in cash.
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