Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October
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Enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of Newbury Racecourse as it opens to 5k, 10k and Half Marathon runners. You don't have to be an expert runner to take part as the flat, looped course makes it perfect for beginners, as well as old timers who have their eyes set on hitting a PB.
Half Marathon, 5k and 10k
10:00am Sat 30th Oct 2021 - 11:00am Sat 30th Oct 2021
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Newbury RG14 7NZ, UK
11:00am Sat 30th Oct 2021
10:00am Sat 30th Oct 2021
Here are the distances available for Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October
This course is infamously fast and, when combined with its unique setting, makes for a brilliant place to set your next PB. The looped nature of the course means spectators will have a few chances to catch family and friends as they fly around the track.
The course will be a lapped route of the paths/ roads within Newbury Racecourse rather than on the grass. The final stretch will you bring you to that famous chequered flag for your photo finish.
- Half Marathon - 4 laps
- 10k - 2 laps
- 5k - 1 lap
There will be plenty of distance markers and marshals to help you keep track and encouraged on your way round.
Organiser route images
- Unique themed medal
- Free official event photographs
- Post-race snacks
- Fully marked and marshalled
How to get there
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Newbury RG14 7NZ, UKGet full directions
By Public Transport
Newbury Racecourse has its very own train station aptly named "Newbury Racecourse Station" located just one stop down from Newbury Station. With direct trains from London Paddington and regular connections from the West, travel should be straightforward.
The racecourse is clearly signposted and just minutes from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4. It is also easily accessible from the M3.
By Bicycle/ Foot
The racecourse is also easily accessible by foot and bicycle, and plenty of space to park your bike.
Please use the postcode RG14 5AW for parking at the event.
Event day logistics
08:30 - 09:30 Race pack collection for Half Marathon
09:30 - 10:30 Race pack collection for 10k & 5k
10:00 Half Marathon start
11:00 10k & 5k start
13:00 Event ends
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your event to allow time for registration and a solid warm up.
The 5k is open to runners aged 11 and over, the 10k open to those aged 15 and over and the Half Marathon open to those aged 17 and over.
There will be an overall cut-off time of 3 hours for all runners to complete the course.
All race packs are to be collected on event day. It will take around 15 minutes to complete this process, please ensure you leave enough time for this.
There will be toilets located in the Grandstand which will be managed by marshals.
There will be water on the course but it is highly recommended that runners bring their own water to avoid congestion on the course.
What will the terrain be like underfoot for the Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October?
You'll run along the road/ paths of the racecourse so it will be smooth and flat underfoot.
How many laps of the racecourse are there for each distance of Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October?
The half marathon will be 4 laps, the 10k 2 laps and 5k 1 lap of Newbury Racecourse.
Is there a cutoff time for this event for the Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - October?
Yes, the cutoff time for the Half Marathon is 3 hours.
Enjoyed the event I did in October, volunteers were great. Pity the big finishing line clock/timer was a minute out, not sure if someone forgot to press the timer at the start! Please sort that out for the next one.
3.7Did the race in 2021
Very enjoyable run. Well organised, Covid safe, good course and great, friendly volunteers. I would definitely recommend this run
4.7Did the race in 2021
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