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Blenheim 7k Fun Run and Junior 1-mile run: Sunday, April 28, starts at 11 am

PUBLISHED: 15:42 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:23 05 April 2013

Blenheim 7k Fun Run and Junior 1-mile run: Sunday, April 28, starts at 11 am

Blenheim 7k Fun Run and Junior 1-mile run: Sunday, April 28, starts at 11 am

A fabulous opportunity to run through the spectacular grounds of beautiful Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire

Blenheim 7k Fun Run and Junior 1-mile run: Sunday, April 28, starts at 11 am

A fabulous opportunity to run through the spectacular grounds of beautiful Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. This family-friendly run (with accompanying 1 mile children's event) is suitable for all ages and abilities and offers an opportunity for entrants to the Blenheim triathlon to test the lay of the land. Entries are now open via the web site: www.blenheim7k.co.uk

The Blenheim 7k run takes a scenic route around the trails and paths of Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage site, and boasting one of the finest views in England. The course takes you past the Palace and over the Grand Bridge, before a spectacular lakeside section.

The 7k course is suitable for all ages and abilities (although not for pushchairs, or wheelchairs). It offers a challenging run for the more experienced while beginners can take a more leisurely pace and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The run also gives entrants to the Blenheim triathlon have an opportunity to test the ground (please note the route is not quite the same).

The event provides a perfect goal for anyone wanting to get back into fitness. For some, this race has been the first step on the road to the London Marathon. Local mum Jane Bishop got in training for the 7k. Twelve months later, she ran the London marathon and has become a regular club runner. Jane was one of the first to sign up for the 2010 race, along with her husband and young children.

This family-friendly event has a popular 1 mile run for under 15s. The Junior race, open to under 15s, starts just after the main 7k and makes the event a great family day out.

Event entry entitles you to entry to the Palace grounds, so after the race take your time to enjoy the surroundings, designed by Capability Brown, or visit the Palace (separate entry fee required).

All competitors receive a medal, and there are prizes for the first man and woman, first man over 40, 50, and 60 and first woman over 35, 45, and 55, as well as the first girl and boy under 15.

For the junior race, there are prizes for the first girl and boy under 15, 12, and 9.Advance Entry costs 12 for adults and 6 for under 15s. Entry includes entry to the Palace grounds, so you can enjoy the rest of the day enjoying the fabulous scenery at your leisure. (Entry on the day will be available for 15 and 7.)

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Enter online at www.blenheim7k.co.uk

Funds raised by the Blenheim7k go towards helping Woodstock Youth Club. Runners do not have to be sponsored, and local charities are welcome to field a team of sponsored runners for their own fundraising activities.

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