The Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10k offers a choice of two distances, both on a mix of closed roads and hard-surfaced 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. This year is the 40th anniversary of the event and so the course will be run in reverse offering a new twist to this very popular race. There will be a team of enthusiastic pacers running the events this year to encourage you to your next PB!
The first 500 entrants will receive a VIP parking pass which will allow them to park close to the race village and the first 1000 entrants will have their names printed on the back of the event T-Shirt. Early-bird pricing is available until early April so don't delay, enter today!
Runners must be at least 17 years old on the day of the race to enter the Half Marathon (16 years old for the 10k). The races are unsuitable for wheelchairs and no runners may be accompanied by a cyclist, pushchair or dog. The usual EA race rules apply and runners are only allowed to wear approved (bone conducting) headphones while running. There will be a cut-off time of 3 hours for the Half Marathon after which time any runner still on the course will be advised that they continue on their own at their own risk.
“I have previously taken part in the Half Marathon at Burnham Beeches. This was my first time at running the 10Kms – great – would definitely do it again. Challenging (who put those hills in the way !!!) but very enjoyable, friendly event. :-)”
“My first ever big organised event and I really enjoyed it! Usually run on my own or with one or two work colleagues, so it was a real buzz to set off with hundreds of other runners. Lovely course through the woods, plenty of shade – ideal for August – a few gentle hills but nothing too challenging, very well organised and marshalled. Loads of encouragement to keep you going! If I ever step from 10k to HM I’d like to do it here.”
“Excellent race, beautiful scenery, great organisation. Will definitely do it again.”
“Scenic 2 lap course (one lap for the 10k), lots of excellent marshalls and spectators, plenty of shade and water stops to see off the summer heat. Mostly on road with some easy trail paths… first lap is full of lovely undulating hills, which feel like steep mountains by the second lap! Some brilliant bonuses, like a swimming pool at the end, and your name on the race shirt.”