Didcot 5

Didcot 5 mile road race and fun run

The Didcot 5 takes place annually each July. It's a fast & flat 5 mile, one lap, road race with a 2 mile fun run organised by Didcot Runners with support from Didcot Town Council and Willowbrook Leisure Centre. Proceeds to local charities.

Sunday 7th July 2019 - 09:30

If you want to be kept up to date on the race, the sponsors and the charities we are fundraising for then 'like' our Facebook page. If you have any queries about the race please email didcot5@didcotrunners.org.uk.

You can enter the race online at Run Britain


Photo infomation

As in previous years, Barry Cornelius plans to take photographs of the Didcot 5 for publication on his website www.oxonraces.com and for
possible use by the press. You will be able to download his photos free of charge. If you do not wish your image to appear as a significant
part of any photograph that he publishes on the web or provides to the press, you should put a large thick red cross across your race number.
 If you are under 18, please ensure that your parent/carer are happy for photos of you taken at the race to be published on the web.  If you or
 our parent/carer do not wish photos of you to be published on the web, please add a large thick red cross to your race number.  Red markers
 will provided at the Race HQ for this purpose.

Race Information- includes directions, timetable, facilities etc.

Entry Information for runners

Facilities and Race HQ

Ladygrove Park, off Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7AF. We have excellent facilities provided to us by Willowbrook.
Directions by Car

From the A34 follow the signs to Didcot, after approx. 2 miles take a left at the 1st roundabout (following signs to Wallingford A4130), go straight across the next 3 roundabouts. At the 4th roundabout take the second exit down Avon Way. Follow to the mini roundabout at the end, go straight across into Bowmont Water and the Willowbrook Leisure Centre is the 1st left turn.

From Wallingford direction – follow the signs for Didcot. At the Tesco roundabout head straight across, at the next roundabout take a right onto the Abingdon Road (following signs for Wantage A4130). Go across the next roundabout and take a left at the next junction on to A4130 (following signs for Oxford A4130 and A34). Head straight across the first roundabout on the A4130 and take a left turn on to Avon Way at the second roundabout. At the end of Avon Way go straight across the mini roundabout on to Bowmont Water and the Willowbrook Leisure Centre is the first turning on the left.

From the Train station turn left and follow the pavement until you reach a railway bridge (Cow Lane), head underneath the bridge, crossing the road when you are through the bridge, you will see the field on the left hand side. To find Willowbrook Leisure Centre head across the field and behind the tennis courts and you will see the leisure centre. If you are lost please ask any of our marshals for help.

Changing and bags

We have access to toilets and showers at the leisure centre but none at the start/finish line. There is no formal bag drop but we may be able to keep an eye on a limited number of bags at the registration area but they are left at the owner’sown risk.

Parking and Travel

Didcot train station is a 5 minute walk away from the start/finish area, aswell as Public car parks. Willowbrooks Cark park are for facility staff and volunteers

First Aid

First Aid will be provided by Alpha-Care – they will be based at the start/finish area.

Entry Fees

Didcot 5 - £12.00 (£14.00 for unaffiliated) - entries on the day £2 extra
Fun Run - £3.00 (Payable on the day, cash only)


The Didcot 5 race starts at 9.30am. The Fun Run starts at 10.45am with registration required on the day by 10:35am.

  • 08:00 - Willowbrook Leisure Centre opens
  • 08:00 - On the day race entries and race number collection opens (on the field)
  • 09:00 - Five mile race registration closes
  • 09:20 - Warm-up 
  • 09:30 - Five mile race starts
  • 10:15 - Fun run registration closes
  • 10:45 - Fun run starts

Race Headquarters

Park run Start field by Willowbrook Leisure Centre, Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot OX11 7AF 

Registrations and refreshments for runners and supporters provided by local businesses will be available near the start/finish.

See more photos of the 2017 event at the Didcot 5 and Fun Run Flickr group. If you want to be kept up to date on the race, the sponsors and the charities we are fundraising for then 'like' our Facebook page. If you have any queries about the race please email didcot5@didcotrunners.org.uk.


In 2019 we are donating to the following charities:



We thank our sponsors for supporting the Didcot 5 in 2018.

William Jones Estate Agents  Rowse Honey 


We thank all of our supporters for supporting the Didcot 5 in 2019. William Jones Estate Agents, Rowse Honey, Loose Cannon, Perpetual Childcare, Tesco. and many more supplying the spot prizes: TO BE ANNOUNCED We also thank Soll Leisure for letting us use their facilities and equipment for race day. 

If you would like to support the event please email didcot5@didcotrunners.org.uk.

Rowse Honey TescoSoll Leisure

Five Mile Race Route

Fun Run Route

Race Licence  2018-35282