10k Race Information

Polar Group Eynsham 10k FAQs
When is it? The Polar Group Eynsham 10k is on the last Sunday in November. The race starts at 10am with Race HQ being open from around 8:30am.
Where is it? Race HQ is at Bartholomew School, Eynsham, Oxford OX29 4AP. The course is a fast, flat two lap course around the village of Eynsham. Free parking is provided at the Oasis Business Park, with ample spaces available. The postcode is OX29 4TW and it will be signposted. Please do not park village roads, as this could obstruct the course and/or local residents. The car park is a 10 minute walk from Race HQ.
How do I enter? Entry is online via Run Britain. Entries open around the end of August/beginning of September and the race usually fills up quickly. Please keep an eye on our website and our Twitter/X account for confirmation that entries have opened.
What facilities are available? Toilets and (limited) changing facilities are available at Race HQ, along with a free bag drop. Refreshments are also available to purchase from inside the school hall, both pre and post race. 
How will I receive my race number? The race numbers, with timing chips attached, will be posted in advance . Please remember to bring them with you, as there will be no facility to replace them on the day.
What if I need to transfer my entry? If you need to transfer your entry prior to the race, please contact eynsham10k@gmail.com. Please note that there is usually a two to three week cut off period, to allow for the numbers to be dispatched.
What are the race categories and what prizes are available? Category prizes, in the form of vouchers, will be presented at Race HQ after the race. Prizes will be awarded for the following:
Race winner (who will also win one of the age categories)
1st 3 seniors
1st 3 V40s
1st 2 V50s
1st V60 
1st V70
1st Eynsham resident

Race winner (who will also win one of the age categories)
1st 3 seniors
1st 3 V35s
1st 2 V45s
1st V55
1st V65
 1st Eynsham resident

There is also a £100 bonus for anyone who sets a new course record. The current course records are:- men 30mins 21 secs, women 34 mins 26 secs.
Is there anything else I should be aware of? 

  • If you suffer from a medical condition, please write this on the reverse side of your number.
  • Please pin your number to the FRONT of your running vest.
  • For safety reasons, ear pieces and headphones are not permitted and participants found abusing this rule will be disqualified.
  • If you have an URGENT enquiry, please telephone 07709 068908.
  • There will be no refund of entry fees if the race is cancelled at short notice by the police or referee. Please check our website  www.eynshamroadrunners.org.uk for up to date information on weather and course conditions.
  • The course is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • We are, regularly, the short course County Championship event for Oxfordshire.  If we are, the online entry form will have a tick box and a link to eligibility criteria.  Runners should check eligibility, if not born in Oxfordshire, before ticking that box. The Oxofordshire AA website has this as the criteria https://oxfordshireathletics.org.uk/sites/default/files/rr/CountyQualification.pdf
  • In an effort to be more sustaianable we offer the option for a donation to be made to charity, in lieu of receiving a race t-shirt. The charity we have selected is Trees Not Tees (Home – Trees Not Tees). If you chose a t-shirt your entry number will denote the size you selected.  If you opt for a donation to charity, we will instead make a donation of £5 +VAT to Trees Not Tees,  and you won’t have  a t shirt set aside for you to collect at the end of the race.

 If you have any other queries, please contact eynsham10k@gmail.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Polar Group Eynsham 10k and hope that you enjoy it.