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Spitfire 10K 2019

31 August 2019

 The Spitfire 10k LogoThe Summer of Spitfire logo


The Spitfire 10K is now sold out. Still the opportunity to get Family Run tickets till midnight 30 August.

After a sell-out event in 2018 we are excited to launch the Spitfire 10K in London for 2019. We are giving 800 runners the opportunity to run a 10K on the historic London Aerodrome and RAF Hendon site. Don’t miss the chance to book your tickets and get one of our famous medals.  

Participants of 2018s Spitfire 10K

The run will take you around the edge of the historic London Aerodrome that once existed in Colindale. This is a road race so you will be running along pathways and the streets that follow the old airfield. The race will start on the Museum's green space, where you will run around our ‘taxiway’ that evokes the historic RAF Hendon Base, then exit the Museum by running past our Spitfire Gate Guardian. Once you’ve completed two laps you will run back into the Museum past the Spitfire, through Hangar 1 and under the beautiful Short Sunderland Flying boat, before crossing the finish line. At the end of the race you will be awarded with the highly sought-after Spitfire 10K medal.

Cadets giving medals to those who successfully completed the Spitfire 10k

The Spitfire 10K is held to commemorate the Battle of Britain and all the men and women who defended Britain’s skies during the summer of 1940. This is why all our runners wear the name of a Battle of Britain pilot with their race number so that we may share further the story of those Royal Air Force personnel who served in this pivotal aerial campaign with a new generation.

T-shirts will be available for £12.00 on the day and vests £14.00.


Spitfire 10K t-shirtSpitfire 10K vest

Entry to the Museum is free of charge and runners, spectators and supporters are encouraged to explore the site on race day. 

The Spitfire Family Run will also be back in 2019. This gentle 1K run will take place around the Museum site. Each registered runner will receive a special Spitfire medal when they cross the finish line. The race is suitable for all ages, but children under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that only paying participants will be awarded a medal at the finish line.

Entry Fee

SPITFIRE 10K

Standard entry fee: £22.50*
Discounted entry fee: £20.50* (Members of UK Athletics affiliated clubs and Armed Forces Personnel will be asked to enter details to receive the discount)
All runners to be 15 years and older. Held under UK Athletic Rules. UKA Licence applied for.

SPITFIRE FAMILY FUN RUN

Standard entry (all ages): £5* (this includes a medal)

*Please note that a £1.90 booking fee is applicable when booking entry to the Spitfire 10K race online, a discounted booking fee of £1.30 will be applied to the Spitfire Family Run.


Why support us?

The money raised from the Spitfire races helps the RAF Museum to share inspiring Royal Air Force stories, and preserve our collections for future generations. You have the chance to support us even further and fundraise for the RAF Museum.

Please download the Spitfire 10K 2019 Fundraising pack for further information on how to raise money for the Spitfire 10K and help ensure the story of the RAF is told for future generations.

Details for the day

The Spitfire 10K will take place at 10.00am, the Spitfire Family Race at 9.15am, on Saturday 31 August. The site will open at 8.00am to give you chance to collect your t-shirt, warm up and maybe even explore some of the Museum before it gets too busy.

On site facilities include: toilets, disabled parking, bag drop for runners, two Cafés  and our Museum Shop (all of which will be open early at 8.00am).

We are only a short walk from Colindale tube, so why not arrive by public transport? We have limited parking at our London site, all runners have been sent a code that entitles them to free parking for the day.

For more information and advice on planning your visit click here.

Dress in style

Why not do something different and do the Spitfire 10K in 1940s dress? Don your victory curls or flying jacket and run this event in style!  Need some ideas for your outfit? Here's a few from last year:

Just a few of the costumes worn by participants of the 2018 Spitfire 10K

Race Photography

 

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More Information

If you have a questions related to the site and what will happen on the day please contact the Events Manager by calling 020 8358 4972  or email us at If you have a questions related to the Race please contact the Race Management Company by email, info@nice-work.org.uk

 


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