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Heyford Airbase Duathlon

19 June 2021

Event Overview

Race at the base this summer and take on one of the longest runways in Europe!

Set in Oxfordshire's beautiful Cherwell Valley, this deserted Cold War airbase opens its gates for a challenging weekend of running and cycling.

Enter the duathlon on Saturday 19th June and run, bike, run your way to the finish line over a Standard, Sprint or Super Sprint distance.

On Sunday 20th June, the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Family Mile will see you flying around the airfield like the buzzards that now rule the idle landing strips.

With over 100 years of history, this formidable site will capture your imagination - watch out for props from Hollywood blockbuster World War Z which was filmed at the base, an encounter with an escaped zombie is sure to get you a PB!

Pancake-flat, traffic-free and with the wind at your back, you’ll bomb along the runways and taxiways of one of the oldest airfields in the world at the Heyford Airbase Duathlon and Runway Races.

Events and Distances

Race Distances
Heyford Airbase Duathlon - Sprint Distance Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
Heyford Airbase Duathlon - Standard Distance Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km
Heyford Airbase Duathlon - Super Sprint Distance Run 2.5km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km

Event Features

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feature Chip Timing
feature Finishers Medal
feature Prizes
feature Results on website
feature Secure transition
feature Suitable for Para-tri
feature Toilets
feature Traffic free

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