Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10K

Next Race: 15/08/2021

The Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10K offers a choice of two distances, both on a mix of closed roads and hard-surfaced paths through the cool shade of the Burnham Beeches ancient woodland in South Bucks. It’s the perfect setting for a summer half marathon or 10K. This year is the delayed 40th anniversary of the event and so the course will be run in reverse offering a new twist to this very popular race. Subject to the relaxing of COVID restrictions, there will be a team of enthusiastic pacers running the events this year to encourage you to your next PB!

The first 500 entrants will receive a VIP parking pass which will allow them to park close to the race village but due to the uncertainties regarding COVID restrictions we will not be offereing a T-Shirt this year. Early-bird pricing is available until early April so don't delay, enter today!

Runners must be at least 17 years old on the day of the race to enter the Half Marathon (15 years old for the 10k). The races are unsuitable for wheelchairs and no runners may be accompanied by a cyclist, pushchair or dog.  The usual EA race rules apply and runners are only recommended to wear approved (bone conducting) headphones while running. There will be a cut-off time of 3 hours for the Half Marathon after which time any runner still on the course will be advised that they continue on their own at their own risk.


“I have previously taken part in the Half Marathon at Burnham Beeches. This was my first time at running the 10Kms – great – would definitely do it again. Challenging (who put those hills in the way !!!) but very enjoyable, friendly event. :-)”

“My first ever big organised event and I really enjoyed it! Usually run on my own or with one or two work colleagues, so it was a real buzz to set off with hundreds of other runners. Lovely course through the woods, plenty of shade – ideal for August – a few gentle hills but nothing too challenging, very well organised and marshalled. Loads of encouragement to keep you going! If I ever step from 10k to HM I’d like to do it here.”

“Excellent race, beautiful scenery, great organisation. Will definitely do it again.”

“Scenic 2 lap course (one lap for the 10k), lots of excellent marshalls and spectators, plenty of shade and water stops to see off the summer heat. Mostly on road with some easy trail paths… first lap is full of lovely undulating hills, which feel like steep mountains by the second lap! Some brilliant bonuses, like a swimming pool at the end, and your name on the race shirt.”

Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10K Aug 2021

  • 15/08/2021, 09:15

    Half Marathon

    13.1 M £24.00 - £26.00
    Early Bird
  • 15/08/2021, 09:30


    10 Km £18.00 - £20.00
    Early Bird



Race HQ

Caldicott School, Crown Ln, Farnham Royal, Slough SL2 3SL

By Road

Main car park is at junction of Hawthorn Lane and Crow Piece Lane nearest post code is SL2 3SN.

VIP parking passes for early bird entrants with parking at the school access via Crown Lane.

Burnham Beeches visitor car parks are now pay and display (£3 per day). Strictly no parking on the race route in Burnham Beeches.

From the North

A40/M40 to Junction 2
South on A355 through Farnham Common.

From the South

M4 to Junction 6 or A4 to the Three Tuns
North on A355 through Farnham Royal


Please come directly to Race HQ at Caldicott School.


There are no bus routes serving the A355 on a Sunday.


Nearest stations are Burnham (2.8 miles), Taplow (3.9 miles), Slough (4.1 miles) and Beaconsfield (5.3 miles).


Taxi services are available from railway stations. Taxis may drop off at Race HQ but they will not be able to collect from Race HQ until roads are reopened at 12:30.