Charities are invited to bring teams to fundraise at the Blenheim 7k events on 28 April
World Heritage site, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in Oxfordshire is the stunning venue for the annual Blenheim7k on 28 April, sponsored by Freeths Solicitors.
Run, jog or walk – participants can nominate to fundraise for their chosen charity when they sign up to participate and the event the perfect workplace challenge.
Charities are welcome to bring fundraising teams and currently charities already being supported by runners include Restore, Sobell House, Mencap, See Saw, the Spinal Injuries Association, Helen & Douglas House, Cancer Research and Macmillan. The event provides an opportunity for smaller charities and community groups who wouldn’t organise an event on this scale to fundraise.
There are three events for all ages and abilities: the 7k takes a scenic route around the trails and paths of the Palace, including a spectacular lakeside section. The course offers a challenging run for the more experienced, and the beginner or anyone who wants to take a gentle pace can take more time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The 4-mile route follows a similar course, but misses out the off-road lakeside section to make it suitable for wheelchair and participants pushing buggies. Both the 7k and the 4-mile events are chip timed.
The 1-mile race is for under 15s, starting at 10.15 am with the other events starting after it has finished, meaning that parents can watch their children and participate in the 7k run.
All finishers receive a medal and there will be trophies for the winners as well as for first team and a schools’ challenge trophy.
Entry to the race includes entry to the grounds (for the runners and their supporters), designed by Capability Brown and described by Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Winston Churchill, as “the finest view in England.” You can spend time after the race enjoying the surroundings, visiting the palace (for an extra fee) maze or the adventure playground, bring a picnic or have lunch in the café or visit the picturesque town of Woodstock.