The Otmoor Challenge - Saturday 1st 10:00 - Saturday 1st July 2023 13:00

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The Otmoor Challenge

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The Otmoor Challenge 2023 

We are delighted  to announce that the Otmoor Challenge will be back in 2023 after a 3 year gap due to Covid-19 and logistical challenges. We are now running the event under UKA rules and have a full UKA license.

Unfortunately due to rising costs we have had to increase the entry fee this year though we are committed to keeping this price down whilst making the run worthwhile to contribute to local causes. All runners who entered the 2022 event and did not ask for a refund will be carried over to the new date - we are unable to offer refunds. 

Runners with entries that were not refunded from 2022 will have their entry carried over and should receive an email. Plesae contact runners@otmoorchallenge.co.uk if there are any queries. We are now no longer able to offer refunds for these entries. 

Run Start 10am Saturday 1st July. Registration will close at 9.30am.  Please allow plenty of time to collect bib on the day.

The Otmoor Challenge has been running for over 40 years and raises funds for local charities, organisations and causes such as the village church, Beckley C of E School, local interest groups,youth groups and village hall.

The half-marathon route consists of 6 miles of quiet country roads and just over 7 miles of off-road sections including stiles, fields, footpaths and bridleways, and one demanding hill at the 10 mile point at Beckley. The route circumnavigates Otmoor, a large RSPB conservation area, via 7 villages - historically described as "The Seven Towns of Otmoor".

Run in accordance with UKA rules

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About The Otmoor Challenge

The Otmoor Challenge 2023 



The Otmoor Challenge has been running for over 40 years and raises funds for local charities, organisations and causes such as the village church, Beckley C of E School, local interest groups,youth groups and village hall.



The half-marathon route consists of 6 miles of quiet country roads and just over 7 miles of off-road sections including stiles, fields,  uneven footpaths and bridleways, and one demanding hill at the 10 mile point at Beckley. The route circumnavigates Otmoor, a large RSPB conservation area, via 7 villages - historically described as "The Seven Towns of Otmoor".



General Info and conditions



Run Start 10am 1st July. Registration will close at 9.30am.  Please allow plenty of time to collect bib on the day.



Bib Collection on day - no race packs will be sent out in advance. 



The local WI will be providing refreshments on the day with cakes, tea and soft drinks. 



Location - Millennium Village Hall, Straight Mile, Horton-cum-Studley, OX33 1AD.



Parking, toilets and changing facilities are available. There is no bag drop provided.



Cut off - 3 hrs cut off but we will accommodate where possible if near to the cut-off , course will remain open past this time subject to race directors discretion but you may not get an official time. 



Entries may be available on the day but this is subject to availability and no guarantee of this. Entry numbers are limited.



Age - Minimum Age for runners  is 17 inline with UKA rules



Refunds - we do not normally offer refunds after entrance is paid - see below



Distance - this is a multi-terrain race of Half Marathon distance



Race awards are awarded from the Gun Time. see website for previous year categories under results



Runners must obey marshals at all times, the run does take place on open roads and the highway code applies and runners are expected to follow this and marshals as a condition of entry. Any runners not adhering to instruction by marshals or the highway code may be disqualified. 



The run also takes place on public footpaths - there maybe walkers on the route. Please be courteous and give a friendly shout if you are approaching and need to get past. Walkers will be briefed that runners are on course.



Race is being run in accordance with UKA Rules - Licence ID: 2023-45728



We will send a confirmation email the week before the run confirming details.



Entries cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the event is cancelled. If we cancel the event (for any reason) you will have the option to defer or receive a refund of the entry fee miuns the admin fee. Personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the Event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk. Liability for the cancellation or rescheduling of an Event will be limited to the refund as set out in these terms and conditions. We will not be responsible for any loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence or other breach of statutory duty.


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