Run, jog or walk in the spectacularly beautiful grounds of World Heritage site, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in Oxfordshire - and raise money for Katharine House at the same time.

There are three events, so there is a race to suit all ages and abilities at this family friendly event:

  • the main 7km race - and you can bring your dog with you too
  • 4 miles for buggies and wheelchairs
  • 1 mile for under 15s.

The 7km run takes a magical route around the trails and paths of the Palace, including a spectacular lakeside section. There is also the option for beginners to take a gentler pace and enjoy the scenery. 

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book, the 7km route has been extended (7.4km) to ‘fly’ (or run, jog, or walk!) past the iconic ‘Harry Potter’ tree as seen in the film of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

You can also bring your canine best friend (must be properly equipped with suitable harness and lead) and follow the 7km route.

The 4-mile route follows a similar course, missing out the off-road lakeside section to make it suitable for wheelchair and participants pushing buggies. (Note this undulating route can be challenging for those with wheelchairs, but you can bring assistance to get round.)

The 1-mile race is for under 15s. Starting at 10.15am and finishing before the other events start, parents can watch their children and participate in the 7km run.

The event is perfect for a group or workplace challenge. Why not bring a team of friends, family and colleagues?

Entry and details

Entry to the race includes entry to the grounds, designed by Capability Brown, described as 'the finest view in England'. You can spend time after the race enjoying the surroundings, visiting the palace (for an extra fee), maze or the adventure playground. So why not bring a picnic or have lunch in the café, or visit the picturesque town of Woodstock?

Registration fees

  • 7km and 4 mile runs: £18, plus a minimum sponsorship of £70 per entrant.
  • 1 mile run (under 15s): £5, plus a minimum sponsorship of £30 per entrant.

Starting times

  • 1 mile: starts at 10.15am with the other events starting after it has finished. 
  • 4 miles: 11am
  • 7km: 11am

All three events are chip timed, there are medals for all participants and trophies for the winning team and school.

Register now at the foot of this page.

We'll then send your details on to the Blenheim Fun Run organisers to confirm your entry in the event.

Katharine House running shirts

To show our appreciation to you for running in support of, and raising money for, Kathrine House, we will provide you with a Katharine House T-shirt or running vest so that you can show your support of the hospice and clearly be seen as part of Team Katharine House. Please select the shirt of your choice when registering.

Further information

Please check our Challenge events terms and conditions before booking your place.

Katharine House Hospice


Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

7km race

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4 mile race

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1 mile race (under 15s)

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