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Upcoming Running Races

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite races in and around Bucks and Berks
We look forward to seeing you there

Midsummer Murder 10 miler - Sunday 27th June 2021

he first Midsummer Murder 10 takes place on Sunday June 27th from the truly remarkable Hambleden Valley; mile after mile of staggering Chilterns' beauty, picture perfect flint stone villages, country pubs and a fair few hills.

Our multi terrain 10 mile course is very challenging but also achingly pretty. It takes you through the 'Vicar of Dibley' village of Turville, past the 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' windmill and starts and finishes in Hambleden Village itself, which has seen more film sets than you can count. Race car parking & registration will be onsite at The Dene.

What to wear

Burford Bolt - Sunday 5th July 2021

Burford bolt running race logoA lovely mixed terrain event run from Burford school in Marlow Bottom. After a gentle start on the road, the race gets more challenging, with some very challenging climbs.

10km and 5km options and a fun run.


What to wear

Either a light trail or road shoe.

Hell-fire Half and 10k - Sunday 18th July 2021

Hell Fire Half LogoWycombe half, as of 2019, has aptly been renamed the Hell-fire Half and 10k, a reflection of its challenging and hilly course. It starts and finishes in Adams Park and takes you through the National Trust grounds of West Wycombe park. This is an undulating course but rewards you with stunning views of the Chiltern Countryside.

What to wear

Although the race takes in some trails, a road shoe is still advised.

Burnham Beaches Half Marathon & 10km - Sunday 15th August 2021

Burnahm beeches logoThe Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10k offers a choice of two distances, both on a mix of closed roads and hard surfaced woodland paths through the cool shade of the Burnham Beeches ancient woodland in South Bucks. It’s the perfect setting for a summer half marathon or 10k.

What to wear

Trail shoe.

Ridge off Roader - Sunday 19th September 2021

ridge off roader race logoA stunning off road route along Bledlow Ridge, north west of High Wycombe. Don't expect a pb! This is an event for the runner who wants a challenge! 10km and half marathon options. The new date should make for fairly dry conditions.

What to wear

Trail shoe.

Marlow 10, 10 miler & 10km - Sunday 3rd October 2021

The Marlow 10 takes place on October 3rd, starting and finishing at Gossmore Recreation Ground. Ten is the magic number, as we have both 10km and 10 mile courses for you, and the event celebrates 10 years of the brilliant Runners' Retreat in Marlow.

For 10 years Runners' Retreat have served the running community & they've been our friends; this race is dedicated to them.

Our multi terrain courses are challenging yet absolutely beautiful. Taking in woodland trails, footpaths, bridleways and only brief sections on quiet roads, you'll see Quarry Woods, Winter Hill, Cookham Dean & the Thames Path. The scenery is worth the effort!

What to wear

A 'light' trail shoe is ideal.

Marlow Half Marathon & 7 miler - Sunday 7th November 2021

As well as our established and ever popular half marathon, we will of course run our newly successful 7 mile race again. Ideal if you’re not quite ready for the challenge of the half. The distance may be less, but make no mistake, you’ll be running in the same testing though rewarding landscape that has made the Half Marathon a classic.

What to wear

Trail Mapledurham, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km - Sunday 28th November

The course starts in the lovely Country Park near the famous water wheel and legendary sites from The Eagle Has Landed - you'll wind your way around the estate trails, local roads, woodlands and footpaths. The scenery is well worth the hard work!

We have now added a marathon distance event to the half marathon and 10km. Note - the course contains too many trail sections to be a certified measured marathon usable for event qualifying.

What to wear

Mixed terrain races so a mixed terrain shoe is ideal.

Sherfield 10km - Sunday 19th December

The 2nd Sherfield 10km takes place on Sunday December 19th. The race starts and finishes in the amazing grounds of Sherfield School, and is the perfect way to make some room for those Christmas over-indulgences to come. You'll receive a cracking medal, mince pies & sweet treats at the finish.

We'll have a new course with a few changes from 2019, but the famous ford crossing will always be there for you! The running is largely off road, with some narrow and uneven sections - the course is therefore unsuitable for buggies/pushchairs of wheelchairs. Note the new, earlier, start time.

What to wear

Winter Woolly 10km - Monday 27th December 2021

The 2nd Winter Woolly 10km will take place on December 27th. The race starts at 10am from the fabulous grounds of Elstree School in Upper Woolhampton and we are truly grateful to our wonderful hosts for allowing us to use their beautiful venue.

Our multi terrain course is a real treat. After touring the school grounds you'll see the stunning Berkshire countryside from lanes, footpaths, trails and woodlands. We'll throw in the occasional hill as well before you finish back on the manicured lawns of Elstree School.

What to wear

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