There can be few more majestic settings for a race than Blenheim Palace Estate and the 18th century World Heritage Site birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill hosts the British Heart Foundation Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, 2 October. Double Olympic silver medallist, Roger Black, is calling for big hearted runners to enter and help fight back against heart disease.
The BHF Half Marathon at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in Oxfordshire is held on one of the UK’s most beautiful courses through the 2,000 acre estate landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown.
Runners of all ages and abilities can choose from a half marathon, 10k or 2k fun run and the historic venue offers a great day out for all the family. You must be at least 17 to take part in the half marathon and 16 to take part in the 10K event.
With a route packed full of stunning scenery and jaw dropping views runners are encouraged to secure an entry and start raising money to power life saving heart research today.
Standard entry includes a BHF technical T-shirt, water stations, chip timing, medals and access to Blenheim Palace for the day.
BHF ambassador for research, Roger Black, said: “I was fortunate enough to represent GB at the Atlanta Olympics, wining silver at 400m and 4x400m relay. Yet at the age of 11, doctors discovered I had congenital heart disease and my aortic valve was leaking. I am delighted to be supporting BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and 10K and hope you will become a BHF Heart Runner, too."
Full details are available by calling BHF on 0845 130 8663 or on the BHF Blenheim race website