Duxford Dash

Next Race: 17/10/2021

Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airfield, Duxford, CAMBRIDGE. CB22 4QR

PB Chasers, Race Leaders and Company-Loving Improvers. Reclaim the live runway and become a ‘Duxford Dasher’, setting your own record at the airfield that made history. 


Join the 10K, 5K or Family Mile Duxford Dash challenge on 17 October at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Whatever your goal, our inclusive and friendly flat-course race with chip-timing will motivate you to go the extra mile. New for 2021! Become a ‘family dasher’ with our 1-mile race course and set the pace for a great family day out.


You'll be in good company. Conquer the track, run past aircraft lined up on the flight line and collect your exclusive race medal at the finish. Your last mission? Take your winners selfie in front of a spectacular Spitfire and share your moment in history. #DuxfordDash


Created in partnership with The Race Organiser, Duxford Dash has all you need for a low-stress and high-impact event. From bag drops to warmups, an event PA and race photography, we are here for runners of all abilities and motivations. We'll take care of you until race time, then it's over to you - whether you set your own history-making PB or relax and meet new people along the way!


Bring friends or family to cheer you on to the finish line or join you in the big event. We'd love to see children join in the fun this year – let off steam and tear around our 1-mile course in pilot overalls or your aviation googles!


Then enjoy a full-day out at IWM Duxford as part of your ticket price, to learn why we are home to the biggest, fastest, most jaw-dropping, wow-inducing, history making runnersoopsaircraft collection in Europe. 


Whatever your motivation - we can't wait to welcome you to Duxford Dash!


Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to this event.


Adults/chaperones need not register separately for the Family Mile if they are already participating in the 10K/5K but must wear their respective bib during the event. The Family Mile will finish prior to the start of the main categories. 


Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.


This event will not be Licensed.


Event Schedule


Enquiries: 8:00.
Start Times: Between 
9:00 - 11:00. Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.


COVID-19 Mitigation


These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.


NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.


One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.


Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.


Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.


Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.


Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.


Event Details


The Routes are flat, on tarmac, and consist of laps around the airfield. This event is suitable for runners of all abilities.


Bib Numbers will be mailed to all participants that have entered by midnight on the Sunday prior to the event and have provided a valid UK address during registration. When a bib cannot be mailed due to an incomplete/invalid address - and in cases where it does not arrive - participants can collect a new/replacement bib at the event. Participants do not need to contact us with respect to non-receipt of their bib but should be prepared to show their booking confirmation on arrival if requested.

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.


Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Prizes will also be available for the top 3 overall Family Mile runners aged 10 or under on the day. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.


Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.


Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.


Pacers will not be offered at this event.




Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.


Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).


Water Stations will be available on the 5K/10K routes at approximately 2.5K and 7.5K.


Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start & finish area for use throughout the event but will not be available for use by participants on the route.


Refreshments are expected be available throughout this event from the on-site facilities.


There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.


Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.


Other Information


This event is suitable for Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar.


Subject to the continued relaxing of COVID restrictions, Spectators will be permitted at this event - a further entry category for which, also including free entry to the museum after the event - will be listed at a later date.


Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.


This event is suitable for Wheelchair UsersParticipants wishing to compete with specialised equipment are asked to contact us before entering to ensure we can accommodate any additional requirements.


Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.


Although this event takes place at a private venue, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, and any other persons at all times.




For further information you can find IWM Duxford online and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram


Duxford Dash Oct 2021

  • 17/10/2021, 09:00 - 09:30

    Family Mile (Aged 5 and Over)

    1 Mile £13.00
  • 17/10/2021, 09:00 - 09:30

    Family Mile (Under 5s - Free Entry)

    1 Mile £0.00
  • 17/10/2021, 09:30 - 10:15


    10 Kilometres £26.00
  • 17/10/2021, 10:15 - 11:00


    5 Kilometres £26.00



For details on planning your journey and available parking facilities, please visit https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford/getting-here