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 7k race
  • 4 miles for buggies and wheelchairs
  • 1 mile for under 15s.

The 7k race include a scenic lakeside section and a challenging run for the more experienced. There is also the option for beginners to take a gentler pace and enjoy the scenery.

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 is a tough route for wheelchairs if they are manually powered, but you can bring help if needed to get around.)

The 1-mile race is for under 15s.

Entry and details

Please go to the Blenheim 7k fun run website for more information and registration.

When you register for one of the events, you will be given the option to say who you would like to raise funds for. We're not one of the nominated event charities, but please consider adding Katharine House Hospice, Adderbury in the appropriate field at the check out. We are grateful for every penny that is raised for the hospice to help us care for people living with life-limiting illnesses.

To get a 20% discount off the registration fee, use the code KATHARINE at checkout.

If you nominate us as your charity, the organisers will contact us with your details so that we can support with your fundraising - see also our spread the word page. If you would like to find out more, please email us as [email protected].

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

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?

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Starting times

The 1-mile race starts at 10.15am with the other events starting after it has finished. This means that parents can watch their children and then participate in the 7k run.

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

Further information

Please check our Challenge events terms and conditions before booking your place on the Oxford Half Marathon.

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