Running events in Oxford October 2018

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Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

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Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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10k Races in Oxford October 2018

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The flat route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering an appealing, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside.

Reading O2O 10K, 3k and 1k

Reading, Reading, GB
Reading O2O 10K, 3k and 1k

Muddy Mayhem takes place within the beautiful grounds of Mapledurham Estate on the outskirts of Reading. We have 2 routes on the same part of the estate. The first route is a 5Km circuit negotiating bales, tyres, cargo nets, crawl nets, logs, ditches, mud and gates. For those wanting to stretch their legs a bit more you could always do the 10Km option which is basically twice around the 5Km course. After the success of last years inaugural junior 2Km run we are now allowing school years 1 6 on the course and we are now allowing school years 7 upwards onto the 5Km route (ages are at time of the event). If the weather does its job there will again be lots of mud around most of the course ( I have a cunning plan if it doesnt!) and our hosts have released some NEW parts along the route which will aid our mud commitment.

Muddy Mayhem

Mapledurham Village, Oxfordshire, GB
Muddy Mayhem

The beautiful grounds of the historic Blenheim Palace play host to the half marathon, 10k and 2k fun run. With a range of distances on offer this event is ideal for runners of all ages and abilities and offers a great day out for the entire family. All distances are completely wheelchair friendly.

With a route that is packed full of stunning scenery and jaw dropping views, this is a truly standout event. So whether youre a keen runner looking to make your next challenge a memorable one, or a complete beginner keen to find that first, unforgettable event what are you waiting for? Get your place and start raising money to power life saving heart research today.

Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and Family Fun Run

Woodstock, GB
Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and Family Fun Run
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Marathon events in Oxford October 2018

The Abingdon Marathon was first held in 1982 and 2018 will mark the races 37th year since its inception. This will be the 36th running of the race unfortunately, the 2007 event had to be abandoned.

The marathon entry has grown over the years but has an entry limit of 1,200 again this year. We expect this number to be reached by the beginning of April, well before the closing date, so make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment.

The 2018 Abingdon Marathon will again incorporate the following championship events: Oxfordshire County Marathon Championships and Army AA Marathon Championships. In addition, the event has also hosted the Twin Towns competition where we have always extended a big welcome to our friends from overseas, especially from Argentan, France, Abingdons twin town.

Abingdon Marathon

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, GB
Abingdon Marathon
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5k Races in Oxford October 2018

Muddy Mayhem takes place within the beautiful grounds of Mapledurham Estate on the outskirts of Reading. We have 2 routes on the same part of the estate. The first route is a 5Km circuit negotiating bales, tyres, cargo nets, crawl nets, logs, ditches, mud and gates. For those wanting to stretch their legs a bit more you could always do the 10Km option which is basically twice around the 5Km course. After the success of last years inaugural junior 2Km run we are now allowing school years 1 6 on the course and we are now allowing school years 7 upwards onto the 5Km route (ages are at time of the event). If the weather does its job there will again be lots of mud around most of the course ( I have a cunning plan if it doesnt!) and our hosts have released some NEW parts along the route which will aid our mud commitment.

Muddy Mayhem

Mapledurham Village, Oxfordshire, GB
Muddy Mayhem

We are back again for our 11th outing!

After another successful year with over 400 brave souls tackling either the 5 or 10km course, we are back again!

You may notice that we have brought our date forward a couple of weeks. This is due to the school half-term falling on our original date and we require heavily on the support of the school and many of the parents.

Frieth Hilly 10k & 5k

Frieth, Buckinghamshire, GB
Frieth Hilly 10k & 5k
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Ultramarathon events in Oxford October 2018

THE AUTUMN 100 (PREVIOUSLY THE WINTER 100) IS A 100 MILE CONTINUOUS TRAIL RACE BASED IN THE TWINNED VILLAGES OF GORING & STREATLEY ON THE RIVER THAMES. THE COURSE REFLECTS THE SHAPE OF A CROSS AND TAKES RUNNERS ON A SERIES OF 4 DIFFERENT 25 MILE OUT AND BACK SPURS USING SECTIONS OF BOTH THE RIDGEWAY AND THAMES PATH NATIONAL TRAILS.

Runners will depart from Goring at 10am on Saturday 13th October and make their way to Little Wittenham on the first out and back section on the Thames Path. On returning to Goring, runners will be faced with the more challenging but beautiful second spur of the course, out to Swyncombe Farm on the Ridgeway before returning to Goring a second time. Spur 3 takes runners west on the Ridgeway to Chain Hill before returning to Goring for the final leg on the Thames Path to Reading and return for their 100 mile finish.

The difficulty of this race should not be underestimated. During a dry spell the route is flat, fast and picturesque presenting ideal conditions for a trail 100. However, runners will also be faced with up to 13 hours of darkness and the possibility of extremely low temperatures, rain and very wet and windy conditions. Conditions underfoot can vary dramatially.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 16 well stocked aid stations , full medical support and course markings in addition to the pre-existing national trail waymarkers. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number Pending).
The difficulty of this race should not be underestimated. During a dry spell the route is flat, fast and picturesque presenting ideal conditions for a trail 100. However, runners will also be faced with up to 13 hours of darkness and the possibility of extremely low temperatures, rain and very wet and windy conditions. Conditions underfoot can vary dramatially.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 16 well stocked aid stations , full medical support and course markings in addition to the pre-existing national trail waymarkers. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number: 799).

Centurion Running Autumn 100

Goring, Oxfordshire, GB
Centurion Running Autumn 100

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