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Woodstock 12

10:00 Saturday 9th September 2023

Online entry

Entering on the day

Race details


For the health and safety of the runners we have decided to change the race from 3 laps of Blenheim Park to 2 laps and will still start at 10am.

The race will now be 8miles 139yds (13.00km) rather than 12miles 271yds.

A second water station will be added halfway round the lap so water will be available at 2.2, 4, 6.3 and 8miles after the finish line.

Please take all sensible precautions before running, regarding hydration, sun protection and not starting or not continuing to run if you feel unwell.

Online Entry

A beautiful course and access to Blenheim grounds for just £12 (EA affiliated runners).

Link to enter online: Enter Race – Woodstock 12 – Woodstock 12 Road Race – runbritain

The race link is now open for online entries on Run Britain and closes on Sunday 3rd September.

Entering on the day

Entries are limited to 150.

If places are still available after online entries close then you can enter on the day. On the day fees are £15 (EA Affiliated), £17 (unaffiliated)

Cash only though as we don’t have a card reader.

Try to get registered before 9:30am.

Race Details

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxon, OX20 1PZ

Start/Finish: The Pleasure Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PZ

Course Distance: 12.15 miles

Route map: click to open

Course Description: 3 laps of undulating private roads within the picturesque grounds of Blenheim Palace. There is one main hill at 2, 6 & 10 miles. Water will be available on the course in cups at the start of the second and third. During the Woodstock 12, the hill up to Combe Gate brings the runner into High Garden, an ancient and undisturbed part of the Blenheim estate.

Parking: Palace authorities have agreed that runners travelling by car and spectators will be admitted to the Palace grounds free of charge. The main entrance off the A44 to the Palace is the best way into the venue. Your car will be parked very close to the start/finish of the race. Please inform the gatekeepers of your involvement in the race and they will direct you to the appropriate parking area, by following the road to the left immediately after the entrance kiosks. 

Entry on Foot: Enter via the Town Gate or A44 Main Gate, head over to The Pleasure Gardens or ask the gatekeepers who will direct you to Race HQ.

Facilities: no changing or shower facilities are available but there are public toilets at the nearby Pleasure Gardens and at the Palace.

Baggage: You are welcome to leave your bag inside our admin tent (at your own risk) if you wish, however, your car will only be a few metres from the race start and finish area.

Refreshments: will be available at the nearby cafe inside the Pleasure Gardens and at the main Palace restaurants and cafes.

Race Numbers: collect from the entries desk on the day.

Team Registration: teams do not need to be declared, but all team members must be wearing a club vest in order to qualify for the team competitions.

Prize Giving: cash prizes will be awarded to overall and age category winners and team winner prizes for first men and women’s team of 3 club runners. Presentations will take place at the start/finish area near the Pleasure Gardens at about 12:15 pm or as soon as the majority of runners have finished.

Results: will be sent to all those leaving or sending a prepaid, self-addressed envelope. Full results will appear on our website, RunBritain and Power of 10, once processed, as soon as possible after the event.

Please note: event spectators and supporters will be allowed access to Blenheim Park and the event area free of charge solely for the purpose of supporting the event. There will be no right of entry to the Formal Gardens or Great Court.

Woodstock Harriers AC is grateful to His Grace The Duke of Marlborough for this concession.

Good luck on race day, see you there!

General information page

Results from previous years

Find out more about the Woodstock Harriers, all are welcome!