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 ** July 2023 - 09:30 (2022 cancelled)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can enter the race online at Run Britain in due course
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.
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’s own risk.
Parking and Travel
Didcot train station is a 5 minute walk away from the start/finish area, as well as Public car parks. Willowbrooks Cark park are for facility staff and volunteers
First Aid will be provided by Alpha-Care – they will be based at the start/finish area.
Didcot 5 - £12.00 (£14.00 for unaffiliated) - entries on the day £2 extra
Fun Run - £3.00 (Payable on the day, cash only)
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.
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