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The Cosford Spitfire 10k - Cancelled

Location: RAF Cosford Museum, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Date: Sunday 30th August 2020
Time: 10:00

Due to Covid-19 this event has been cancelled and switched to a Virtual event. To view details on the Virtual Spitfire 10k please click here.

Following another sell-out in 2019 Spitfire 10K we are offering 1500 runners the opportunity to take part in the 2020 Spitfire 10K in the unusual setting and magnificent surroundings of the RAF Museum Cosford. 

The Spitfire 10K this year will be especially significant as it will be held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and all the men and women who defended Britain’s skies during the summer of 1940. This is why all our runners wear the name of a Battle of Britain pilot with their race number so that we may share further the story of those Royal Air Force personnel who served in this pivotal aerial campaign with a new generation.

The 2020 Spitfire 10K begins outside Hangar One, taking runners around the Museum site, past several iconic aircraft, before entering the RAF Cosford airfield!  During this gently undulating course, you will get to run up and down the runway!

At the end of the race, you will be awarded an exclusive Spitfire 10K medal, which will be extra special for 2020.
Spitfire 10K technical t-shirts and running vests:
2020 Spitfire technical t-shirts and running vests, can also be purchased for £10.00 - £12.00 when you book your Spitfire 10K entry and will be available for collection on the day.
The deadline to pre-order your t-shirt is 26 July 2020. Please note that there will be a limited number of t-shirts and vests available for sale on the day for £12.00 - £14.00, but we recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment.

Entry to the Museum is free of charge and runners, spectators and supporters are encouraged to explore the site on race day.   Please note that access onto the airfield and runway are for runners only, spectators will not be able access this area.  Parking charges will not apply for runners and spectators until 12.30pm. After this point parking charges of £4.00 for up to 3 hours and £5.00 for up to 7 hours will apply.

Spitfire Family Run
The Spitfire Family Run will also be back in 2020. This gentle 1K route will follow a shorter race route in the Museum grounds past several aircraft! The race is suitable for all ages, but children under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that only paying participants will be awarded a medal, however, parents and guardians are welcome to accompany children without entering themselves.
Spitfire Family Run souvenir t-shirts:
New for 2020! Souvenir cotton Spitfire Family Run t-shirts are available in child sizes at a discounted price of £8.00 when you enter below – these will be available for collection on the day. The deadline for pre-order your t-shirt is 26 July 2020. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for sale on the day, but we recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment

Fundraise for the RAF Museum and receive a free t-shirt!
Help us honour those who defended our skies during the Battle of Britain by fundraising for the RAF Museum and pledging to raise £80 for the 80th anniversary and receive your race day t-shirt for free. 
The Spitfire 10K is a race organised by the RAF Museum charity. We therefore ask that all runners wishing to raise funds while running only do so for the RAF Museum, we thank you for respecting this.


Standard entry fee: £22.50*
Discounted entry fee: £20.50* (Members of UK Athletics affiliated clubs and Armed Forces Personnel will be asked to enter details to receive the discount)
All runners to be 15 years and older
Held under UK Athletic Rules. UKA Licence applied for
Standard entry (all ages): £5.00* (this includes a medal)
*Please note that a £1.90 booking fee is applicable when booking entry to the Spitfire 10K race online, a discounted booking fee of £1.30 will be applied to the Spitfire Family Run.
Details for the day
The Spitfire Family Run starts at 9:15am and the Spitfire 10K will at 10.00am on Sunday 30 August 2020.  On site facilities include toilets, parking, free shuttle bus from Cosford railway station, bag drop, restaurant, 4D Experience, Virtual Reality Zone, Fun ’n’ Flight interactive gallery and Museum Shop.   
Dress in style
Why not do something different and do the Spitfire 10K in 1940s dress? Don your victory curls or flying jacket and run this event in style!

  • Toilets
  • Changing
  • Parking
  • Free Park and Ride
  • Bag Drop
  • Restaurant
  • 4D Experience
  • Fun 'n' Flight Interactive Gallery
  • Museum Shop
The Course

The race begins in the shadow of the Spitfire in Hangar One before taking you outside and onto the RAF Cosford airfield!  During this gently undulating 
course you will get to run up and down the runway, round the museum grounds and past iconic aircraft.

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 runner 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. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: RAF Cosford Museum, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

The Race Headquarters will be at located within the main reception/cafe area. The start/finish area will be located in Hangar One which is a short walk from the race HQ. There is car parking available on site which will clearly signposted upon arrival.

A free park and ride system will operate from Cosford train station car park. Normal parking charges apply on the museum grounds (£3 for up to 3 hours or £4 for up to 6 hours). There will be a restriction on vehicle movement on site between 08:45am and 11:00 am. If you need to move your vehicle during this time please use the Park and Ride car park.

UKA Licence Number

Applied for

Course record holders

  • 2017 - 35:57 - Thomas Vaughan
  • 2016 - 41:21 - Alice Doggrell