Henley Running Festival

About Henley Running Festival

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8th to 9th June 2019

Please watch our video about our new, amazing challenge for 2019, the Henley on Thames Running Festival!

The Henley Running Festival is 48 Hours of running fun!  We will have a 12 and 24 Hour Race, both running through the night.  These are individual or team relay races held at Temple Island Meadows, just outside the town of Henley-on-Thames in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside. These are run over an off-road 8km mixed course including forest trails, open parkland and towpaths, and a short section of concrete path.  If you enter as a team, only one member of your team is allowed on the course at any one time, and everybody in your team must complete one whole lap. At the end of the 12 or 24 hours, the team in each category who has completed most laps, wins. YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUN 100 MILES!  For the first time in 2019 we will also have an 8km Race (one lap of the relay course), a 5km Race, and a 1km Kids Race for ages 5 – 17 (categorised by age group).

  • 24 Hour Race (midday to midday)
  • 12 Hour Race (9pm to 9am)
  • 8km Race
  • 5km Race
  • 1km Kids Race

24hour_race03.jpg-pwrt3The dates for our 2019 event is Saturday the 8th June to Sunday the 9th June. Camping  and parking is included and we provide toilets, showers, 24 hour food and drink, entertainment, sports massage (for a small fee), ice baths and fully qualified medical support. You can also pay a little extra and buy a pre-pitched tent from our friends at Pillow if you can’t ace pitching a tent (click here to be taken to their website).

It doesn’t matter if you want to enter the event for fun and to spend a bit of time with your mates running around in fancy dress, or if you are a serious ultra-runner trying to beat your PB, everyone is welcome. The social side of the event will be amazing, and we guarantee you will meet some wonderful people and form some fantastic friendships along the way!

          • For the 12 or 24 Hour Race, sign up as a solo, pair, or as part of a team.
          • Run a marked off-road course around the beautiful Temple Island Meadows in the heart of Oxfordshire.
          • Free camping for the duration of the event. If you want to camp the night before as well, that’s fine.
          • Full professional chip timing and lap counting.
          • You can pay extra for pre-pitched tent hire if you want accommodation provided and set up by the time you arrive. Visit our friends at Pillow.
          • Toilets and Showers.
          • Friends and Family can enjoy the event as well. Family Camping Tickets are available at £20 per adult, children under 16 years old are free.
          • Entertainment until 10pm on Friday night and 11pm on Saturday night.
          • 24 Hour Food and Drink outlets.
          • Car parking is included in the price.
          • Sports Massage (£10 for 10 minutes) and free Ice Baths.
          • Fully Qualified Medical Support.
          • Medals for all finishers. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for each category winner.

This is a great event for adults of all ages, runners or walkers.  we have a specific category for Nordic Walkers as well!

Sorry, but this time no dogs are permitted at the event.

More info to follow….