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The Oundle 20 Mile Road Race

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Drive your training on with this excellent 20 mile event. Great for those training for Spring marathons, the course is a mixture of quiet country lanes and pretty villages. Come for the technical shirt or for the chance to win a prize.

Review summary

21 Reviews
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Laura C
"Very friendly supportive marshalls .Well organised with adequate drinks..."


"I always love the Oundle 20 Mile. The course is great; undulating roads, some..."


Annette N
"Thank you for organising the Oundle 20 in these uncertain times, we thought..."
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How to enter the The Oundle 20 Mile Road Race

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The Oundle 20 Mile Road Race routes

The race is one lap of the beautiful countryside surrounding the historic market town of Oundle.

The course is on gently undulating roads and runners with pass through the pretty villages of Fotheringay, Nassington, Yarwell and King's Cliffe.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Long Sleeved Technical T-shirt
  • Marshalled Course
  • Chip timed event
  • Prizes for category winners
  • Aid Stations
  • Refreshment Stations
  • Bag drop
Raceday Logistics

    The race will begin at 0930.

    You are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the beginning of the race in order to drop your bag and register.


Spectators are more than welcome and will be able to see the runners twice due to the looped nature.


If you would like to volunteer, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. Volunteers are offered free entry to a future Nice Work race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the race start?
The race will begin at 0930. Please arrive in advance in order to warm up and drop your bag.
What facilities will be at the event HQ?
There will be toilets, changing facilities and a bag drop available for runners
How do I attach my race number?
Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.
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The Oundle 20 Mile Road Race weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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The Oundle 20 Mile Road Race reviews (21)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Annette N

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    Thank you for organising the Oundle 20 in these uncertain times, we thought this may be the last race we could run for sometime, so thank you for managing everything to enable it to go ahead safely. I recall that you managed to rearrange the first Oundle 20 when weather intervened.
    it's a very pretty course through the Northamptonshire villages, the marshals were great being really encouraging standing in the rain and there were some terrific supporters travelling around the course. Thank you
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    Chris B

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    Perfectly timed for the last long training runs for the spring marathons, Oundle 20 was a challenging course but one that gave me confidence that, had the marathon not been postponed, I would have been well prepared for it. The organisation was ok, though there could maybe have been more signposting to where things were (e.g. baggage arrangements, t-shirt collection) - but this was more than made up for by the fact that a) the event went ahead despite many others being cancelled, b) the attention to detail to keep runners and volunteers safe was second to none, and c) the support from crew and other runners on the day was awesome! Could someone please flatten out the hill at mile 19 though...?! Thank you for a great event - I'd definitely do it again!
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    Jack R

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    Excellent effort by the organisers given the difficult circumstances and self-imposed corona measures.
    Despite the weather, coming last and going round the course completely self-supporting with an 8kg rucksack, I really enjoyed the event and look forward to doing it again next year in better circumstances.
    Very grateful to both Nice-work and Oundle Primary School for staging a reduced event which will be fondly remember, I'm sure, by most participants as the last event before the big sport shut down.
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    Tristan R

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    Fabulous race- well organised, good marshals, lovely scenery and a few challenging undulations! Thank you!👍🏻
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    Matthew J

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    Competitive field. Pleasant undulating course - certainly not flat. Support was sparse but the weather wasn’t great.
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    Chris A

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    A very well organised 20 mile race over a scenic, continually undulating landscape, passing through historic and picturesque villages.
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    Teresa w

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    its a tough course , oundle is a beautiful town , well organised in difficult circumstances this year
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    MARK E

    Did the 20 Miles in 2020

    I always love the Oundle 20 Mile. The course is great; undulating roads, some nice long downhills, an exposed windy stretch, and some nasty hills to finish. I consider it a road steeplechase - you're always looking for the spire of the church in the next village down the road. It's local for me, but I would travel for it. Perfect timing for spring marathon training, and always a proper medal and a long-sleeved t-short as a reward.
  • Did the 20 Miles in 2019

    Very well organised and friendly event. Tough course made harder by the conditions but a good solid 20 miles and some very encouraging support in the villages. Excellent marathon preparation.
  • Did the 20 Miles in 2019

    Very friendly supportive marshalls .Well organised with adequate drinks stations .I have done this race twice and loved it .