Road Running

Go to the home page for the latest fixture list

Run Britain has a very good list of local races.

We organise 2 successful Road Races each year: These have their own separate pages and are:-

The Banbury run 

Which is held every year in March, consists of  the 15 mile "Geoff Smith's Banbury 15" and the "Paul Bithell "two mile and one mile fun-runs. The 15-mile race is the opening event in the Oxfordshire Grand Prix Series.

The Banbury 5 

 A 5 mile evening road race which is part of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series. It is held every year in May/June.

Couch to 5k

We put on this course most years to help new people get into running. It normally starts in January. for more details on this course click HERE  

Race series

The Motavation Series consists of 5 road races, all of which are approximately 4 miles. These are held on the first Thursday of every month throughout the summer beginning in May and taking place at various venues in Oxfordshire.
Go to the web site Mota-vation for more information and results. If you run this event you may wish to subscribe to their mailing list for reminders and up to date information.
The East Midlands Grand Prix Series  EMGP consists of 8 summer evening road races ranging from 5 miles to 10k. Despite its name, most of the races are in Northants and surrounding counties including our own Banbury 5-mile race in June. it is possible to enter all 8 races of this series at a discounted price
The Oxfordshire Grand Prix Series consists of 13 races within the county covering a range of distances from 5K to the Marathon throughout the year, including the challenging Banbury 15 in March.


Road relays

Banbury Harriers enter teams in the Oxfordshire county road relays. We enter male and female junior, senior and veteran teams.

We also enter teams in the Midland road relays and the Nationals when possible. 

 Other races

Banbury Harriers has in the past entered  teams in the Ridgeway relay. This is 86 miles from Ivinghoe Beacon to Marlborough organised by Marlborough running club.We have, in the past, also competed in the Cotswold Way relay from Chipping Campden to Bath.

Another race we tend to do is Race the train. This is 14m,10k or 5m races following the route of the Tywyn railway in mid Wales.

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