You're invited!

2016 is the 35th year for this iconic half marathon - join us to celebrate this milestone on 14 August. And for 2016 we have the added attraction of a 10k distance.
A two lap route through the cool shade of ancient woodland - it's the perfect setting for a summer half marathon!
If you'd rather go for a shorter distance the 10k option has one lap covering a mostly similar route.
We are working hard to make 2016 the best ever event - and finishers will receive a unique quality medal, a quality technical running shirt plus goody bag. Running through the beautiful natural environment of Burnham Beeches the medal and shirt have a Natural Runner theme to reflect the iconic route. Our friendly marshals will be on hand to cheer you on and to keep you hydrated as you pass the regular water stations.

Race Info

When - Sunday 14th August 2016 10k at 09.15 / Half Marathon at 09.30
Where - Caldicott School, Crown Lane, Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire SL2 3SL
Parking - Main car park off Hawthorn Lane nearest post code SL2 3SN see detail below


We have just sold the final place for this year's race.
Thank you to everyone that has entered - we look forward to seeing you on 14 August.
Hope your preparations for the big day go well. We will be sending you detailed arrangements nearer the day.
Sorry if you've missed out - we will aim to have more places next year if we can.

A Message From The Race Director

A warm welcome from Burnham Joggers!

We are delighted to welcome you to our 35th Burnham Beeches Half Marathon with for the first time a 10k distance too. We hope you will achieve your personal goals and have a great day. The half marathon course is the same as in previous years: two laps around Burnham Beeches.
Please collect your race number and chip on the day from race HQ. Don’t forget to allow time for this.

Please note that our main car park is accessed from Hawthorn Lane close to the Crow Piece Lane junction in Burnham Beeches (nearest Post Code SL2 3SN). Allow at least 25 minutes to walk to the Race HQ from here. To allow for number and chip collection please arrive at the car park by 8.00 for the 10k and 8.15 for the half marathon. More detail re other parking options below.
We thank you for your support and are always pleased to see familiar faces returning and welcoming new entrants. On behalf of Burnham Joggers and all the volunteers who make this race possible, Good Luck!

Dougie Fisher - Race Director

The Event Details - Please Read

For your health and safety both during and after the race, please read and act upon the following notes

Please arrive in good time and follow the directions given by the marshals. You will mostly be parking in the Hawthorn Lane temporary car park 0.9 mile from the start and should allow 25 minutes for the walk to race HQ at the school. Please take care walking to the school along Hawthorn Lane, the road will be open to traffic and there are a couple of sharp bends. Note that the Hawthorn Lane car park is a slightly uneven field and vehicles with a low chasis are advised to use alternative arrangements
Some cars may be given access to park at the school depending on ground conditions and school permission – priority will be given to cars with 3 or more people – this is subject to available space.
There is plenty of cycle parking available at the school – a great way to be able to get very close to the start. Recommended for people living locally.
There are two public pay and display car parks – one on Beaconsfield Road in Farnham Common and one on Hawthorn Lane 0.3 miles from the school. We have been asked to request that runners do not use the main Beeches pay and display car park off Lord Mayors Drive.
Please DO NOT park on the roads near the School or around the Beeches as this will jeopordise future races. In particular do not park on Hawthorn Lane or Bedford Drive which are on the course.
Parking is at your own risk so please DO NOT leave valuables in your car.THANK YOU

The Start
The 10k race will start at 9.15. Assemble by 9.05am
The half marathon will start at 9.30. Assemble by 9.20am
Line up in accordance with your expected finishing time. If you place yourself too far forward you will impede the faster runners and run the risk of being tripped and jostled.

Runners must not be less than 17 years old on the day of the race. The race is unsuitable for wheelchairs. No runners may be accompanied by a cyclist, pushchair or a dog (except a guide dog).

If you do not feel well before the race DO NOT RUN. You will not do yourself justice and you could be at risk of serious illness. Remember there are plenty of races to come!

Your race number is to be worn on the FRONT of your running top so that it is visible at all times during the race. It should be secured with safety pins at each corner. DO NOT use someone else’s number or fold or mutilate the number in any way as this this is a serious contravention of the rules of UK Athletics and also causes delays in providing the results. It could lead to disqualification. Attach your chip to your shoe according to the instructions given. NO CHIP = NO TIME. Please complete your your details on the reverse of your race number. This is arequirement of England Athletics in case of emergency.

Make sure you have drunk sufficient water before going to the Start – please take account of weather conditions on the day. A drink station is adjacent to the Start. Further drink stations are provided around the course at approx miles 3, 6 and 12. Please drop emply water sachets and eg used gels beside a marshal - do not throw anything into hedges, gardens etc

There are plenty of toilets provided in the school and adjacent to the start. We must ask you not to use the Beeches as a toilet as the Corporation of London have strict rules against this and have threatened to prosecute anyone contravening this rule.

Hand in your bag in good time using the label collected with your race number. Baggage storage is available at your own risk. Bags will only be returned on provision of your race number.

If you are taking any medication, please write the details on the back of your running number, together with your doctor’s name and telephone number.

Medical Emergencies
An ambulance with paramedics will be stationed at Caldicott School.

Race Safety
Keep to the left at all times unless otherwise directed by a course marshal. Roads will be closed except for local access. Be aware of traffic, particularly at the corner of Boveney Wood Lane and Dropmore Road where cars tend to travel fast.
Please help us to comply with the requirements of the police by obeying instructions of the course marshals and the police.

Please respect local traffic and pedestrians, whatever the provocation.

Mile markers are provided at each mile for the half marathon and Km markers at each km for the 10k.

Individual results will be sent by text shortly after the race. Full results will be posted on our website and on the OnYourMarksEvents website.

Runners may take advantage of the swimming pool at the School. Qualified lifeguards will be on duty.

Dogs are not allowed in the grounds of Caldicott School; they are welcome in Burnham Beeches but cannot take part in the race. Guide dogs are accepted.

Burnham Joggers cannot accept any responsibility for personal loss, damage or injury to runners or spectators however caused.
Please remember not to leave any valuable articles in your car or the changing rooms. All baggage storage is at the owner’s own risk

Race Regulations
The races will be subject to the rules of the UK Athletics and the British Association of Road Races (BARR).
Road Race Permit No 2014-12111 certifies that the race will be held under the current Laws and Rules of Competition of the Sport and in accordance with the byelaws of the UK Athletics. The course has a Certificate of Accuracy renewed by the SEAA, 06/112.

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 calend
Headmaster & Bursar of Caldicott School
The Corporation of the City of London and Superintendent of Burnham Beeches
South Bucks District Council
Automobile Association
Bucks Rescue
Farnham Joggers and Wheelers Sports Club JAWS (water stations)
Catering by Kavan Harley, The Beeches Café, Burnham Beeches.
Sponsorship from Frost Partnership, Tesco superstore Taplow, Mars, Beaconsfield services

Lent Rise Cars 01628 665522
Slough Radio Cars 01753 551000
Burnham Radio Cars 01628 665111

Local Information
Burnham Beeches is an ancient woodland which has been owned, maintained and funded by the Corporation of London since 1880. The whole area is classified as a National Nature Reserve & Special Area of Conservation.

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Race Day Timetable

  • 07.30am Hawthorn Lane car park (SL2 3SN) & Race HQ Caldicott School (SL2 3SL) open
  • 08.00am Recommended latest arrival for 10k at Hawthorn Lane car park
  • 08.15am Recommended latest arrival for half marathon at Hawthorn Lane car park
  • 09:00am Roads closed
  • 09:15am 10k Start
  • 09:20am Secure baggage closed
  • 09:30am Half Marathon Start
  • 10:00am Swimming Pool open
  • 10.35am First runner in Half Marathon expected*
  • 11.00am Presentation of 10k Awards*
  • 12.00pm Presentation of Half Marathon Awards*
  • 12:15pm All roads open*
  • 02:00pm Swimming Pool closed
  • 03:00pm Car Park closes

  • * Approx timings
    Note: You are very welcome to stay in the school grounds after the race for a swim & picnic.
    Please remove all litter when you leave.


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.


There are trophies for winners and age category winners in bothe the half marathon and 10k distances. There will be no cash prizes, with funds focused on a quality finisher shirt to all entrants this year.


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.

Click here for Route


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.
Look out for details of the 2017 event which we expect to be on Easter Monday 17 April