The EMGP Banbury 5 Mile Road Race

Tuesday 13 July 2021

This race will be held under covid-19 restrictions according to government advice and Runbritain guidelines, which may change at any time. QR codes will be available at the Race HQ and Race Start for those using the NHS test and trace app.

Organisers: Banbury Harriers AC

Venue: Parking at Wykham Park Academy (formerly Banbury School), Ruskin Road, Banbury, OX16 9HY

Route: One lap on road and pavement on the outskirts of Banbury. Includes three moderate hills.

Race Record: Barney O'Connor (Massey Fergusson) 23.35, 1988

Prizes: At least the first three men and three women, plus first in all male and female veteran categories and junior category. Also, male and female team prizes.  Vets can only win one individual prize.

Entries: Online entries only via the Results Base website – no entries on the night – use your series number if you have one; otherwise your number will be sent by post.

Race Limit: 375 Runners

Entry Fee: £15 (£17 unattached); if the event has to be cancelled due to covid-19 restrictions, 90% of your race fee will be refunded.

Closing date: 6 July 2021

Further information: David Drummond ( or Mobile: 07721-756203). 

On the night: Do not race if you have been unwell. Specifically, do not attend the race if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to race day or have any of the Covid-19 symptoms on race day. Social distancing must always be maintained particularly at the start and finish – always follow the marshals’ instructions. Hand sanitiser will be available at the Race HQ, start and finish. It is the runner’s responsibility to provide his/her own water or refreshments.

Registration: No entry or registration on the night – replacement numbers (if required) from Results Base at the Race HQ.

Start: The race starts at 7.45pm in Browning Road. Allow ten minutes to get to the start from the school. The start will be in waves of 30 every 30 seconds. Do not enter the sanitised start area until your wave number is called.

Spectators are discouraged this year

Refreshments: no refreshments this year.

Presentation: no presentations this year – awards will be sent by post after the race.

Results: Results will be posted on the Results Base website immediately after the race and on this website within 24 hours.