Waddesdon Manor Summer Evening 5k

Wednesday 17th July 2024

5K Race starts 7.30pm
Entry Fee 5K Race: £18 attached runners, £20 unattached runners, additional £2.00 on the day entries. Minimum Age on the day 13 years old 
ENTRIES ON THE DAY: Available till 7.10 pm £2.00 additional cost

Sponsored by Runners' Retreat (click link for website)

Waddesdon Manor 5K Course Map

THE START: The 5K will start in the Car Park within the National Trust Visitors Car Park 7.30pm. THE COURSE: Starts at the adjacent to the Visitors’ Car Park to the Fountain at the top of the Hill and up to the front of the Manor House and return straight back to the Car Park. . It is accurately measured and will be marked every kilometre.  You must follow the instructions issued by the Race Officials and keep to the left hand side of the course at all times. RACE NO.: Your race number can be collected on the day from 6.15pm to 7.10pm at the entries desk and must be secured to the front of your running vest. Please ensure that you complete the back of your race number with your name, emergency telephone contact number and details of any medical condition which will need consideration should you be taken ill.  If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start the race. Your race number is not transferable. SAFETYIf you feel unwell during the race please stop at a marshalling point so that the Marshall can immediately request first aid cover and minimise any delay in you being attended to. First Aid Cover is being provided by ALR Training Limited.


The Waddesdon Manor Summer Evening 5K Road Race is held with the kind permission of Lord Rothschild and The National Trust. Every finisher will receive a special commemorative mug. The presentation of the prizes will be as soon as possible after the completion of the Race and hopefully no later than 8.30pm.  No competitor may win more than one individual prize. Prize Categories 
  • First Three Males & First Three Females
  • First Male Athletic Club Team (4) & First Female Athletic Club Team (4)
  • First Male V40, V45, V50, V55,V60 & V65
  • First Female V35, V40, V45, V50, V55 & V60
  • First Junior Male (U20) First Junior Female (U20)
  • First Corporate Team: 4 employees-Must include at least 1 Female
  • First Boy (U17) First Girl (U17)
  • 1st Unattached Runner

£50.00 COURSE RECORD BONUS: Men 15.15 (Ian Kimpton 2014), Women 16.57 (Pippa Woolven 2018)

History of the Race

Thanks to the great help from the authorities at both Waddesdon Manor and the Waddesdon Estate, the club has been able to organise a variety of races within the grounds of the Manor and has also been able to support charities within the Waddesdon area. Following such events as road relays and the Race for Life, the club now organises a summer evening 5km race which starts and finishes at the front of the house. Since its conception in 2004, the race has grown and now attracts over 300 runners. Barry Cornelius took 1401 photos, some at 1K and the rest at 4K. The photos are available from: http://www.oxonraces.com/photos/2019-07-17-waddesdon. The photos are available for you to download (free of charge). If you put a photo somewhere public (including social media), please add the credit Photo by Barry Cornelius. Thanks.