Welcome to White Horse Harriers

Road Racing

Welcome to the White Horse Harriers road racing page.

Each year we select a number of local road races for our club competition. The objective is to get people trying new races, enjoying them and competing alongside fellow Harriers!

Please read on for more details.

Races

Races take place between March and November, providing plenty of opportunities for participation. There are a variety of distances and locations, ranging from 5k park runs through to a runner’s own choice of marathon. To enter the competition runners need to complete 5 or more races.

No.RaceDistanceMonthDate
1Teddy Hall Relays4.3 miles / 7kmMarch6/3/24 (Wed afternoon)
2Banbury 1515 miles / 24kmMarch24/3/24
3Motavation (race 1) – Charlton on Otmoor4 miles / 6.5kmApril25/4/24 (Thurs evening)
4VirtualApril
5Oxford Town and Gown6 miles / 10 kmMay12/5/24
6Motavation (race 2) – Oxford4 miles / 6.5kmMay30/5/24 (Thurs evening)
7Fairford 10km6miles / 10kmJune9/6/24
8Thame 10km6miles / 10kmJune30/6/24
9Didcot Park Run3 miles / 5kmJuly13/7/24
10VirtualJuly
11Alchester 5k3 miles / 5kmAugusttbc
12Headington 55 miles / 8kmAugusttbc
13Cotswold Classic10 miles / 16kmSeptembertbc
14Hanney 55 miles / 8kmSeptembertbc
15Race 15 tbctbc
16Eynsham 10km6 miles / 10kmNovembertbc
Any half marathon
(except White Horse Half Marathon)
Any marathon

Rules

Each Harrier’s best 5 results will count towards the club championship.  

Counting as two of the races is the option for each Harrier to include one marathon event and one half marathon of their choice. The points awarded to competitors will be based upon their best performance (if a competitor should decide to compete in more than one marathon) at the end of the club championship season.

The rules determining the outcome in the event of a tie between competitors are as follows:

1) In the event of a tie between two or more Harriers, the winner will be determined by the points totals earned in direct competition between the athletes concerned.

2) If a race included in the club road race championships is cancelled, the road race secretary may choose to find a suitable replacement race if practical.

Awards

Prizes will be awarded for the following:

  • Champion Man (under 40)
  • Runner-Up Man (under 40)
  • Champion Woman (under 35)
  • Runner-Up Woman (under 35)
  • Veteran Man (40 and over)
  • Runner-Up Veteran Man (40 and over)
  • Veteran Woman (35 and over)
  • Runner-Up Veteran Woman (35 and over)
  • Most races entered

London Marathon place:

White Horse Harriers AC are allocated a place in the London Marathon. All First Claim Harriers that complete 5 races in the competition can be entered into a ballot for this place. To be entered runners also need to volunteer/support the club in some way during the course of the year and not already be eligible for a good-for-age entry place into the marathon.