The Bannister Series

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The Bannister Series
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Stride to glory on the same track that Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile in this 6 and 12 hour challenge event. You'll complete as many 400m laps of the iconic Iffley Road track as you can in the time limit and take home your very own finisher's medal.
6 Hour Challenge (AM), 12 Hour Challenge and 6 Hour Challenge (PM)
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Sat, 6 Aug 2022
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Iffley Road Sports Centre, Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1EQ, UK
Start times
Saturday, 6 Aug 2022
6 Hour Challenge (AM):
8:00 am |
12 Hour Challenge:
9:00 am |
6 Hour Challenge (PM):
3:00 pm
Here are the distances available for The Bannister Series
6 Hour Challenge (AM)
6 Hour Challenge (PM)
12 Hour Challenge
Terrain: Track
Elevation: Flat
Route Type: 400m laps
The Iffley Road Sports Centre is the site where Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile in 1954. You'll have the same opportunity to run an incredible time or distance at this historic track.
  • 5k - 12.5 laps
  • 10k - 25 laps
  • Half Marathon - 53 laps
  • Marathon - 106 laps
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • 2 trees planted for every entry
  • Fully-stocked aid stations
  • First aiders on-site
  • Amazing support from the Rasselbock Family
Iffley Road Sports Centre, Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1EQ, UK
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Iffley Road Sports Centre has limited parking so participants are encouraged to find alternative parking in the nearby area.
07:15 Track and registration opens
08:00 6 Hour Challenge (AM) starts
09:00 12 Hour Challenge starts
14:00 6 Hour Challenge (AM) finishes
15:00 6 Hour Challenge (PM) starts
21:00 12 & 6 Hour Challenges (PM) finish
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be aged 18 and over in order to participate in this event.
Race Number
All entrants must collect their race number from Race HQ at the track from 07:15.
Aid Stations
There will be a fully stocked aid station at base camp full of well-loved items, like fudge, cakes, cookies, and jelly babies along with all the savoury alternatives.
Please note that if you require aid such as energy tablets, gels, and supplements, then you may need to bring these yourself. There will be a separate table for personal fuel, so please make sure that your bottles or items are clearly labelled so that no one takes them by accident.
Bag Drop
Participants will have access to an inside hall which will act as a private space to leave belongings. Please note that your belongings are left at your own risk, so it is strongly advised to leave any valuables at home or keep them on your person.
Participants will have full access to the sports centre facilities including changing rooms, toilets and showers.
Cupless Event
To reduce their impact on the environment, Rasselbock Running is now hosting cupless events. This means that all runners must bring their own bottle to refill at the aid station.
What time does the track open for The Bannister Series?
The track and registration will open at 07:15.
Will there be somewhere to leave my belongings at The Bannister Series?
Yes, there will be access to an inside hall where participants can leave their belongings whilst they race. Please note that all items are left at their own risk so it is strongly advised to leave any valuables at home or keep them on your person.
Do I have to run for the entire 6 or 12 hours at The Bannister Series?
Not at all! You can run a many or as few laps as you like.
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