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The Oundle Spring 10k & 5k

Start line opens – 8.00 am
Start line closes – 10.00 am

Join us for the long awaited return of races to Oundle!

With the unfortunate cancelation of our traditional Oundle New Year 10k and 5k in January, we’re delighted that the rearranged race will now go ahead as a spring race on Sunday 18th April 2021.

Both our Oundle 10k and Oundle 20 mile races are extremely popular, and we’ve had to post the sold out signs on both in previous years – so now is the time to grab your place.

The 10k is two loops and 5k runners will cover a single lap. The route is all on tarmac, as it follows a scenic course around the gently undulating wide, quiet country lanes in and around the pretty Northamptonshire villages surrounding Oundle. The races carry UK Athletics licences and are accurately measured, both carrying a certificate of course accuracy.

The route is gently undulating, with no significant hills, making both races suitable for those looking for a gentle return to the distance. Both too are perfect for those new to racing as well as experienced runners looking to post a fast time.

So, why not celebrate the return to live racing, shake off those lockdown blues and join us in Oundle?

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and there are awards for leading runners and age category winners.  

We are grateful to Oundle Primary School for their assistance in staging this race.

The race will incorporate our tried and tested Covid safety measures and adhere to the guidelines laid down by UK Athletics.

You can view our Covid protocols here.

A copy of our Participants Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

A copy of our Spectators Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
  • Toilets
​Please note that due to Covid guidelines, it is not possible to offer baggage or frefreshment facilities.
The Course

The 10k is a two lap route, on gently undulating roads around the pretty northamptonshire villages surrounding Oundle.

You can view the course map here and the elevation profile here.


First Aid

St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.

Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.


All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.
Race HQ: Oundle Primary School, Cotterstock Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HA

The Race Headquarters will be at Oundle Primary School, where there will be toilets. 

Oundle is a historic market town, situated around 12 miles from Peterborough, the race will be most easily accessed by car.

For those that wish to arrive by public transport the closest railway station is Corby which is 9 miles away. However, you will need to get a taxi or cycle to the event as it is several miles to the race start.

UKA Licence Number

Applied for

Course record holders

  • John Uff- 35.13
  • Natasha Brown- 41.50

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