Location: RAF London Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL Date: Saturday 27th August 2022 Time: 10:00
Chocks away! The Spitfire 10K is back!
The RAF Museum London is thrilled to announce that the Spitfire 10K will take place on Saturday 27 August 2022. Sign up for this unique event – your support enables the RAF Museum, a registered Charity, to continue to tell the inspiring stories of RAF personnel, just like The Few – the courageous Battle of Britain Pilots and Crew who fought in the skies above Britain in 1940.
If you are unable to attend the race at the RAF Museum London, check out our Virtual Spitfire 10K race – you can join from anywhere!
Race at the RAF Museum London
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 past the Spitfire, through Hangar 1 and under the beautiful Short Sunderland Flying boat, before crossing the finish line.
Once you cross the finish line you will receive the highly coveted Spitfire 10K race medal.
Run with The Few!
Our Roll of Honour cards are one of the most popular elements of the race. They enable you to carry the name of a Battle of Britain serviceman with you on your run.
You will receive your Roll of Honour card with your race pack in early August giving you enough time to research the incredible life of ‘your’ pilot and share their stories. Whether you talk about your pilot with your family and friends or share their stories on social media – we want you to get involved and keep their memory alive!
Raise £100 and receive your Spitfire 10K running top for free!
Help us further honour those who defended our skies during the Battle of Britain by fundraising for the Museum. Pledge to raise £100 and you will receive your Spitfire 10K running top for free. With your help, we are hoping to reach a fundraising target, in addition to your entry, of £10,000 – £1,000 for every kilometre you will be running!
£10,000 could provide our Access and Learning team with the resources to deliver three hundred Battle of Britain workshops to over 10,000 children, ensuring the stories, like those of the pilots whose name you will be wearing on your Roll of Honour card on race day, are shared with future generations.
If you would like to join our amazing team of fundraisers, please select this option when you register.
The Spitfire Family Run will return….
Our Spitfire Family Run will also be back at our both our London and Cosford Museum’s this year. This run is perfect for the younger ones but can also be completed by the whole family. Further details will follow shortly – watch this space!
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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’.
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.