Buckingham Half Marathon 2018




Start time 9.30am

Entries are now open!

For online entry CLICK HERE

Entry fee is £22 if you are EA affiliated or £24 for unaffiliated runners.

(Entries on the day – £25 cash only)

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 Course Information:

The second Buckingham Half Marathon is a scenic, undulating, single lap 13.1 mile loop around the beautiful Buckingham countryside – all of it on quiet country lanes and tarmac paths – passing through Leckhampstead, Wicken and Akeley.

The race follows the route in an anti-clockwise direction and starts and finishes at Maids Moreton Playing Fields, a 3 minute walk from the Race HQ.
There will be water stations with bottled water at 3.1miles, 6.4 miles, 9.7 miles and 11 miles. Please run on the left hand side of the road unless directed otherwise by marshals.

The race will be run under UK Athletic rules.

Registration and race pack collection

Nothing will be posted out, you will need to pick up your number and chip from race HQ on the day, which is at Buckingham Rugby Club, Moreton Road, MK18 1RF.

There is parking here for 140 cars. Once this is full we will use the overflow car park at Vitalograph business park, a 5 minute walk away from HQ. Please arrive early to be sure of a parking spot. Neither the rugby club, Vitalograph nor BSRC accept any liability for damage to vehicles parked in these car parks.

Registration will open at 8.00am and close at 9.15am.

Results and Prizes

Results will be available shortly after the race finishes and we will attempt to have them online by Sunday evening.

There will be prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners
  • 1st 40+ male and female runners
  • 1st 50+ male and female runners
  • 1st 60+ male and female runners

If you think you might have won a prize, please wait around for the presentation which will be at approximately 12pm. There will also be a few spot prizes donated by our sponsors given out on the day. No runner will be eligible for more than one prize.


Is the event chip timed?
Yes. Chip timing is provided by On Your Marks. The chips are worn on an ankle strap so please make sure it’s fastened securely as there is a fee for any that are lost and obviously you won’t get a time if you lose it!
Will there be entries on the day?
Yes £25 with cash only, if the event has not sold out beforehand.
Will transfers be accepted?
Yes transfers will be accepted up until the 14th May but only if the race is full. You MUST NOT under any circumstances use someone else’s running number, nor let someone else use yours.
Can I defer my entry until next year?
If you are injured or otherwise unable to run on the day, you will NOT be able to defer your entry. However, you may be able to transfer your entry if you know of someone who wants the place.
What time does registration open and close?
Registration will open at 8.00am and close at 9.15am.
Will there be baggage storage?
There will be supervised baggage storage facilities available at the start but please note that this is entirely at your own risk and we cannot be held responsible for any lost or missing items. If you arrive by car, you are strongly advised to leave any valuables in the boot of your vehicle.
What facilities will be available?
There are toilets available in the Rugby Club car park and portaloos at the start. Changing rooms and showers will also be available.
What is the time limit?
The time limit is 3 hours.
Can I run with headphones?
In line with UKathletics rules, the wearing of headphones is NOT permitted.
Can I run with a buggy or dog?
No, as the entire race is on open roads with traffic and there are some narrow sections.
Not sure whether to run?
Please don’t run if you have had any sort of virus or fever in the four weeks leading up to the race. It is equally foolish to run with an injury – please DO NOT run in these circumstances.
Will there be a medal?
All finishers will receive a bespoke Buckingham Half Marathon medal
Will there be marshals and course signage?
The course will be fully marshalled and clearly marked, including mile markers.
Will there be post-race refreshments?
There will be FREE tea, coffee and cake for all runners!
Will there be race photographs?
We aim to have an amateur photographer on the course. All photos will be made available free of charge.
Will there be First Aid cover?
Yes First Aid will be provided at the start/finish and around the course.

Where are the best spectator viewing points?

Of course the best place to spectate is at the start and finish at Maids Moreton Playing Fields. But the best places on the course are shown below.

Location 1, Wicken Green, between St John’s Lane & Church Lane, Wicken

Location 2, Akeley Village Hall, off Church Hill, Akeley

Thank You

We couldn’t put on this event without the help and support of the following:

  • Rainscourt Family Law Solicitors
  • Lee Therapies Health & Wellbeing Clinic
  • Bates Body Factory
  • Energy Effect
  • Maids Moreton Parish Council
  • Maids Moreton C of E School
  • Buckingham Rugby Club
  • Vitalograph
  • Akeley Parish council
  • Swan Practice Medical Services
  • Seahawk Trophies
  • The Gallery Dental and Implant Centre
  • The Ultra Marathon Running Store
  • Tesco, Buckingham

All profits will go to local causes; Willen Hospice, Alec’s Angels and Maids Moreton C of E school.

We hope everything has been covered here but if you have any further questions or queries, please contact us at:
thebuckinghamhalf@gmail.com or via the Buckingham Half Marathon Facebook page