Spitfire 10K 2021

29 August 2021

Chocks away! The Spitfire 10K is back!

The Spitfire 10K will return in 2021 to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – giving runners the opportunity to run for a Battle of Britain pilot and support the RAF Museum.

After the incredible feedback and support in 2020, we are excited to announce that the Spitfire 10K will take place again on Sunday 29 August 2021 at the RAF Museum Cosford. Your support for this event enables the RAF Museum, a registered Charity, to tell the inspiring stories of RAF personnel, just like The Few – the courageous Battle of Britain Pilots and Crew who fought in the skies above Britain in 1940.


Race at the RAF Museum Cosford

At the RAF Museum Cosford, you will take off from the Hangar 1, head outside and begin the race with a loop of the Museum site past iconic aircraft including the VC10, Hercules and Britannia, before heading onto the airfield at RAF Cosford. It’s a unique opportunity to run alongside the wartime hangars, the air traffic control tower and sprint down the runway!

Once you cross the finish line you will receive the highly coveted Spitfire 10K race medal.

Run with The Few!

Our Roll of Honour cards are one of the most popular elements of the race. They enable you to carry the name of a Battle of Britain Pilot with you on your run. Because we know that you all love to find out more about your pilots, we will send you the Roll of Honour Card early for 2021 – so that you have enough time to research the incredible life of ‘your’ pilot and share their stories.

Whether you talk about your pilot with your family and friends or share their stories on social media – we want you to get involved and keep their memory alive!

Fundraise for The Few and receive a free t-shirt

Help us honour those who defended our skies during the Battle of Britain by fundraising for the RAF Museum and pledging to raise £80 and receive your race day t-shirt for free. Last year, our amazing fundraisers raised an additional £8,000 in sponsorship, this year we are hoping to reach £10,000.  With your support, we will be able to continue to share the RAF Story – past, present and future. If you would like to pledge to raise £80 please select the sponsorship option when signing up online.

For more details, please see our Spitfire 10K Fundraising Pack.

If you have any further questions do contact development@rafmuseum.org


Standard Entry: £22.50
Discounted Entry*: £20.50
*Members of UK Athletics affiliated clubs and Armed Forces Personnel will be asked to enter details to receive the discount

Please note that booking fee is applicable when booking entry to the Spitfire 10K race online.

In 2021, tickets are released in stages to be able to comply with the latest Covid-19 restrictions. This will allow us to manage our participant numbers on site and create a safe event experience for everyone involved.

We are working closely with our race managers to ensure the health and wellbeing of our runners, volunteers and staff members. A number of measures will be in place to guarantee a Covid-safe environment; these measures will be adapted to the latest requirements.

Book the Spitfire 10K now


Entry Information

All runners to be 15 years and older.
This race is held under UK Athletic Rules; UKA Licence has been applied for.

This year we won’t be holding our Spitfire Family run at London or Cosford. Our main priority is to make sure our Spitfire 10K 2021 runners are as safe as possible and can have their families on site to cheer them across the finish line. The Family Run will be back in 2022 and better than ever. Watch this space for more details.

What happens if the event has been cancelled or rescheduled?

If the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, we will get in contact immediately and will offer you a choice between a full refund or transferring your booking to the rescheduled event date. If you choose a refund in case of cancellation, this will be processed automatically via your method of original payment within 30 days.

Spitfire 10K technical t-shirts and running vests:

Spitfire technical t-shirts and running vests can also be purchased when you book your Spitfire 10K entry.

• Technical T-shirt: £14.00
• Technical Vest: £14.00

This year we are also giving you the option to have your t-shirt sent to you in advance of the live race. Both t-shirts and vests will be sent in advance of the live race and will accompany your race pack.

• T-shirt sent in advance: £18.00 (postage is an additional £4.00)
• Vest sent in advance: £18.00 (postage is an additional £4.00)

Alternatively, you can visit the online shop and order your t-shirt or running vest here

Before ordering your technical t-shirt or vest, pelase check our size guide

More information:

For more information about the Spitfire 10K, please see our FAQs and keep an eye on our website rafmuseum.org. If you have any questions about the race then please email info@nice-work.org.uk.


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