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The London Spitfire 10k

Location: RAF London Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL
Date: Saturday 29th August 2020
Time: 10:00

Spitfire 10K 2020
RAF Museum London

After a sell-out event in 2019 we are excited to launch the Spitfire 10K in London for 2020. We are giving 900 runners the opportunity to run a 10K on the historic London Aerodrome and RAF Hendon site. Don’t miss the chance to book your tickets and get one of our famous medals.

The run will take you around the edge of the historic London Aerodrome that once existed in Colindale. This is a road race so you will be running along pathways and the streets that follow the old airfield. The race will start on the museum green space, where you will run around our ‘taxiway’ that evokes the historic RAF Hendon Base, then exit the Museum by running past our Spitfire Gate Guardian. Once you’ve completed two laps, you will run back into the Museum and conduct one final lap on site before crossing the finish line. At the end of the race you will be awarded with the highly sought-after Spitfire 10K medal.

The Spitfire 10K in 2020 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.
Entry to the Museum is free of charge and runners, spectators and supporters are encouraged to explore the site on race day. 

The Spitfire Family Run will also be back in 2020. This gentle 1K run will take place around the Museum site. Each registered runner will receive a special Spitfire medal when they cross the finish line. 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 at the finish line.

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.

T-shirts and 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. 
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 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, but we recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment. T-shirts will be available for £12.00 on the day and vests £14.00.

We release the designs for all three t-shirts in the New Year, so keep an eye out

Why support us?

The money raised from the Spitfire races helps the RAF Museum to share inspiring Royal Air Force stories, and preserve our collections for future generations.
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. 

Sign up and start collecting sponsorship at our dedicated RAF museum fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/RAFMuseum.  Don’t forget to share your JustGiving page so your supporters can help you smash your fundraising target.

More information about how you can do this will be coming soon.

Details for the day

The Spitfire 10K will take place at 10.00am, the Spitfire Family Race at 9.15am, on Saturday 29 August. The site will open at 8.30am to give you chance to collect your t-shirt, warm up and maybe even explore some of the Museum before it gets too busy.

For more information and advice on planning your visit click here.

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!  Need some ideas for your outfit? Here's a few from previous years… 

More Information

If you have a questions related to the site and what will happen on the day please contact the Events Manager by calling 020 8358 4972  or email us at whatson@rafmuseum.org If you have a questions related to the Race please contact the Race Management Company by email, info@nice-work.org.

  • Toilets
  • Changing
  • Parking
  • Bag Drop
  • Restaurant & Cafe
  • Museum Shop
The Course

You will start in the centre of the museum green and run through the site and then continue around the streets of Colindale, before coming back on site to finish on our ‘taxiway’.  

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.
We are only a short walk from Colindale tube, so why not arrive by public transport? We have limited parking at our London site, so we will be asking runners to register their number plate if you would like to drive, we will send an email out about this closer to the day.

UKA Licence Number

Applied for

Course record holders

  • 36:36 - Paul Richard
  • 41:21 - Alice Doggrell