You're invited!

2017 is the 36th year for this iconic half marathon - join us to celebrate this milestone on 13 August.
A two lap route through the cool shade of ancient woodland - it's the perfect setting for a summer half marathon!
We are working hard to make 2016 the best ever event - and finishers will receive a unique quality medal plus goody bag. Our friendly marshals will be on hand to cheer you on and to keep you hydrated as you pass the regular water stations.

Half Marathon Enter Online Now or download the Postal Entry Form - £26 (£24 EA members). Entries are limited to just 1,000.

10k Race Enter Online Now - £20 (£18 EA members)

A Message From The Race Director

We are looking forward to making the 36th year of this race a huge success. It has got a long history and Burnham Joggers are proud to organise such an iconic event.

We have an enthusiastic team working hard to plan the event - and as always you can expect a warm welcome from our friendly marshals on the big day.

We look forward to seeing you - and would really appreciate it if you could enter early so we can plan the event with certainty of entrant numbers.

Thank you for your continued support.
Dougie Fisher

Runner's World Reviews - Overall Score 81%

Some Burnham Beeches half runner comments

"This is a great 2 lap course through the woodlands of Burnham Beaches. The course is generally flat with only minor uphills, which are not too difficult. Burnham Beaches is a great area for running and with some great marshaling and support it makes out to be a fine Half Marathon."

"Excellent race - full marks :-) I took 5 minutes off the time I ran here last year so that's obviously influencing my view of the event, but there is nothing bad to say about it as it's all very well organised, has plenty of water stops, is a nice 2-lap route so encourages spectators (there is also a café in the Beeches that is near enough to race HQ), there is a very nice medal, has very supportive and enthusiastic marshals at all junctions."

"A great day for summer running On a great day for summer running this lovely scenic course has plenty of ups and downs. Well-organised and marshalled by Burnham Joggers and, where I was running, a friendly bunch of runners. Never chatted so much on the way round a run."

"Fantastic race with a great atmosphere thanks to enthusiastic marshalls and route on closed scenic roads"

"Spot on & still very good It`s a fine event. Course is excellent, parking is good (the walk eases off the legs), the use of the pool is just great. Well done. "

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Race Day Timetable

  • 07:30 Car Park opens
  • 08:00 Late Entry Desk open
  • 08:30 Refreshments available
  • 09:15 Roads closed
  • 09:20 Secure baggage closed
  • 09:30 Half Marathon Start
  • 10:00 Swimming Pool open
  • 10:35 First runner in expected
  • 12:00 Presentation of Awards
  • 12:15 All roads open
  • 14:00 Swimming Pool closed
  • 15:00 Car Park closes


Collect your race number and ChampionChip when you arrive at race HQ. You will receive the full race programme by email, please study this information carefully.


Baggage storage is available. Drop off your bag in good time using the label you collect with your race number. Bags will only be returned on provision of your race number. Though the area is manned, items are left at your own risk and no liability can be accepted for any loss.


Cash prizes are awarded for individual runners and teams in age and gender categories, ranging from £20 to £100. Please see the Race Programme for full details.


The Half Marathon is a measured and certified (06/112), An idyllic two lap course mostly in the shade of ancient woodland of Burnham Beeches. A mix of closed roads and footpaths.

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Burnham Joggers wish to express their thanks to the persons and organisations listed below. It is their support, year after year, that ensures the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon continues as one of our racing calendar's premier events.

What's On

There's plenty to do for all the family at the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon.

Getting There

Race HQ

Caldicott School, Crown Ln, Farnham Royal, Slough SL2 3SL

By Road

Race parking is at Huntswood Farm, Grove Road, Slough, SL1 8QD and is free. Burnham Beeches visitor car parks are now pay and display. Strictly no parking on the race route in Burnham Beeches.

From the North

A40/M40 to Junction 2
South on A355 through Farnham Common.

From the South

M4 to Junction 6 or A4 to the Three Tuns
North on A355 through Farnham Royal


Please come directly to Race HQ at Caldicott School.


There are no bus routes serving the A355 on a Sunday.


Nearest stations are Burnham (2.8 miles), Taplow (3.9 miles), Slough (4.1 miles) and Beaconsfield (5.3 miles).


Taxi services are available from railway stations. Taxis may drop off at Race HQ but they will not be able to collect from Race HQ until roads are reopened.



The first Burnham Beeches Half Marathon was an off-road affair on the Portman Estate, over a course that included various obstacles including stiles! It was held on the 9th September 1980 and the winner was Graham Patton of Massey Ferguson in a time of 1:12:53. 1st female runner was Jill Standerwick of Porton Camp AC in 1:32:22. 346 runners competed. It is believed that the course may have been a bit short!

The following year the race HQ moved to Caldicot School, with a course through and around Burnham Beeches. Although there have been at least two course changes over the years, the modern event follows the same, successful, formula but now has a measurement certificate!

Burnham Joggers AC was one of the early wave of running clubs that became popular in the 1970s. The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Burnham Cricket Club, heading out for runs in and around the village of Burnham. In the summer we are priviledged to have access to the National Trust owned grounds of the Cliveden Estate and, of course, the beautiful, traffic-free, lanes of Burnham Beeches.

In addition the Half Marathon, the club hosts the Cliveden Cross Country just after Christmas and a private 5k event for local clubs in the spring, also at Caldicott School. Profits generated from these events are donated to local charites chosen by members. Each year some £5-10,000 are given to good causes by the club.

Twice a year the club hosts a beginners course. From zero to 5k in 8 weeks is the promise. Lead by members who are qualified running coaches, many graduates from this course go on to become members and make running a regular part of their lives.

Burnham Joggers

Other events Organised by Burnham Joggers

Cliveden Cross Country

A popular race in the region's running calander. The testing 6 mile event takes place in January each year - with the 2016 event selling out well in advance.
Keep any eye on the Burnham Joggers website for details of the 2017 event. View Details

Beaconsfield 5 mile trail

An undulating 5 mile trail in the private Hall Barn rural estate near Beaconsfield. We are very fortunate to once again have access to this wonderful setting for a very popular event.
The 2016 event is on 28 March - entry cost £12 / £14 Enter Now