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Sunday 15th October 2023 9am


The Buckingham 10k is a beautiful, multi-terrain route, starting in Buckingham Town Centre, taking in Stowe Avenue, Stowe Landscape Gardens and farmland. It's an undulating route - plenty of small ups and downs to challenge the more hardened runner, but not big enough to deter a first timer! The route is marshalled by volunteers and the Scouts provide a fantastic water station up at the Corinthian Arch.

The run starts and finishes in Buckingham Town Centre at 9am. There will be baggage storage and toilets close to the start/finish area at Villers Hotel. Parking is available free of charge at Cornwall Meadow car park in the town centre. All runners will receive a medal for taking part, plus prizes for first Male and Female runners, and age group awards too. Chip timing will be provided by Chip Timing Solutions.


Race Information

Race HQ & Registration:
The race HQ is in Buckingham Old Town Hall, right opposite the start of the race, on the corner of Castle Street/Bridge Street.  

Registration will be open from 8am-8:45am. Nothing will be posted out, so you do need to come here and pick up your race number and chip.


You will be able to leave bags in the room but there is NO manned baggage area, please do not leave anything valuable. There will always be someone in the room present but they are not responsible for your bags.


There is ample parking at Cornwalls Meadow car park (MK18 1RP) which is a 3 minute walk to the town centre & HQ. 


There are toilets in Cornwalls Meadow car park and at the race HQ.

Race start:

The race will start on Market Hill at 9am. It is chip timed, so your time will start as soon as you cross the mat. It makes sense for faster runners (under 40 mins) to line up at the front. The start of the course is quite narrow and the road is NOT CLOSED so it’s safer and easier for everyone if you start in approximately the right place for your pace.
The course:

The race heads up West Street before a right turn up Stowe Avenue. The road isn’t closed so watch out for traffic and do obey the marshal’s instructions. If you are asked to stop, please do so, they aren’t trying to ruin your run, just trying to keep you safe! The route then takes you along the path that runs parallel to Stowe Avenue, until approx 3k when you take a turn into Stowe Gardens for a lovely scenic loop around the gardens and farmland, then back down Stowe Avenue to the finish. There will be a water station which you’ll pass twice at approx 3k and 7k. The majority of the course is on hard paths, so road shoes should be fine.

Course Map:

Buckingham 10k Course Map Click HERE

course map

Water Stations:

There will be one water station on the course where you can grab a cup of water at 3km and 7km.


You can only wear bone conduction earphones as it is important that you are able to hear any instructions from the marshals and any traffic.

All finishers will receive a medal, and water/bananas will be available at the finish.

Results and Prizes:

Results will be made available as soon as possible, and there will be a computer at the finish provided by the chip timing company to print out your provisional result.

There will be prizes for:

Male over 16 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall
Female over 16 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall
Age group: MV40, MV50, MV60, FV40, FV50, FV60
First boy and first girl U16
Please note only one prize per runner.

If you think you might have won a prize, please wait around for the presentation which will be at approximately 10:20am in the Race HQ


Is the event chip timed?
Yes. Chip timing is provided by Chip Timing Solutions

Will there be entries on the day?
Yes £25 if the event has not sold out beforehand.

Will transfers be accepted?
Yes only up to 1 week before race day.

Can I defer my entry until next year?
If you are injured or otherwise unable to run on the day, you will NOT be able to defer your entry.

What time does registration open and close?
Registration will open at 8am and close at 8.45am.

Will there be baggage storage?
There will be supervised baggage storage facilities available at the HQ but please note that this is entirely at your own risk and we cannot be held responsible for any lost or missing items. If you arrive by car, you are strongly advised to leave any valuables in the boot of your vehicle.

What facilities will be available?
There are toilets available in the car park and at HQ

Can I run with headphones?
You can only wear bone conduction earphones as it is important that you are able to hear any instructions from the marshals and any traffic.

Can I run with a buggy or a dog?
No, as the entire race is alongside open roads with traffic and there are some narrow sections.

What is the time limit?

There is no strict cut off but the marshals will step down after about 1hr 15mins.

Not sure whether to run?
Please don’t run if you have had any sort of virus or fever in the four weeks leading up to the race. It is equally foolish to run with an injury – please DO NOT run in these circumstances.

Will there be a medal?
All finishers will receive a bespoke sustainable Buckingham 10k medal.

Will there be marshals and course signage?
The course will be fully marshalled and clearly marked, including km markers.

Will there be post-race refreshments?
There may be a licensed snack van outside the town hall.

Will there be race photographs?
We are hoping to have a race photographer and will make the photos available on our Facebook page for you to download. If you or your parent/carer if you are under 18 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. Red markers will be provided at the Race HQ for this purpose.

Will there be First Aid cover?
Yes First Aid will be provided at the start/finish and around the course by Critical Care.