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I just wanted to say how wonderful yesterday was. I don’t think I have been to a more welcoming and friendly race. I will definitely be back next year and will bring my daughters along for the fun run too.”

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER, 10:30am (1.5km Family Fun Run), 11:00am (5km/10km) – RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY


  • Back for the FOURTH year on the run…..this unique race follows a route through Harwell Oxford Science and Innovation Campus on roads usually out of bounds to the public and offers a close-up view of well-known landmarks such as the Diamond sychrotron radiation facility.
  • £10 for 5km (one lap)
  • £15 for 10km (two laps)
  • 50p for 1.5km Family Fun Run — just enter on the day
  • Minimum ages on race day: 5 years for 5km (all under-11s must be accompanied by an adult), 15 years for 10km, no age restrictions for Fun Run (all under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Medal for every finisher in the 5km, 10km and 1.5km Family Fun Run
  • 5km/10km Chip Timed by Rogue Racer
  • Trophies for category winners
  • Hot and cold refreshments available onsite with thanks to Moreva Coffee
  • Free onsite parking 5-10 minutes walk from Start/Finish area
  • Spectator-friendly course with large finish area

Online entry closes midnight Thursday 5 October 2017. On the day entries available, subject to race limit, for an additional £3 to advertised entry fees – cash only.

No headphones to be worn at any time during the event — this is for your own safety and the safety of other competitors. We will disqualify any competitor we find wearing headphones. 



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"If a job's worth doing...give it to Ellie and Ian at Barnes Fitness. They organised today's first ever Rutherford Appleton Running Event (R.A.R.E) and it was awesome. In fact Brilliant And Really Nice, Everyone Said (B.A.R.N.E.S). The home team of marshals and RecSoc helpers also did us proud, thanks everyone."

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Herald Series - 24 September 2014

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