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Spitfire 10K and Spitfire Family Run 2020

29 August 2020

The Spitfire 10k Logo

The Spitfire 10K and a Family Spitfire Run will take-off from our fantastic London site on Saturday 29 August 2020! 

After a sell-out event in 2019 we are excited to launch the Spitfire 10K in London for 2020. We are giving 900 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!

Join in on the fun!

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 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 and conduct one final lap on site before crossing the finish line. At the end of the race you will be awarded with the highly sought-after Spitfire 10K medal.

Happy and smiling after finishing

The Spitfire 10K this year will be especially significant as it will be held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of 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 a Roll of Honour card with the name of a Battle of Britain RAF Pilot who served in this pivotal aerial campaign. 

The Spitfire Family Run will also be back in 2020. 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


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.


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. 

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

Book now

T-shirts and Vests

2020 Spitfire Technical t-shirts and Running Vests can also be purchased for £10.00 - £12.00 when you book your Spitfire 10K entry and will be available for collection on the day. New for this year! we are also offering souvenir cotton Spitfire Family Run t-shirts for children that they can wear for a discounted price of £8.00.

The deadline to pre-order your t-shirt or vest is 26 July 2020. Please note that there will be a limited number of t-shirts and vests available for sale on the day, but we recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment. Adult T-shirts will be available for £12.00 on the day and vests £14.00 with the Family Run t-shirts £10.00.

Make sure you keep an eye out in the New Year for the design.

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.

Sign up and start collecting sponsorship at our dedicated RAF museum fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/RAFMuseum.  

Don’t forget to share your JustGiving page so your supporters can help you smash your fundraising target. 

More information about how you can do this will be coming soon.

Details for the day

The Spitfire 10K will take place at 10.00am, the Spitfire Family Race at 9.15am, on Saturday 29 August. The site will open at 8.30am 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 8.30am). 

We are only a short walk from Colindale tube, so why not arrive by public transport? We have limited parking at our London site, so we will be asking runners to register their number plate if you would like to drive, we will send an email out about this closer to the day. 

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

Race Photography

‘My Sport Photos’ will be back again to photograph you during your race. See your photos online within 48 hours from My Sport Photos

And if you like having your photo taken and want to look your best, you can always....

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 previous years… 

Happy runners

Spitfire 10K Crew

How loud can you cheer?! 

If very loud is the answer to that question then come and cheer our runners on as a Spitfire 10K marshal. Come as a group or with a friend, this is a great one-off volunteering opportunity.

High five!

We are seeking volunteers to support and marshal our runners on their 10K run. If you are part of a running club and can get 10 people to marshal with you, then we will give your club two free spaces on the Spitfire 10K.  

You will need to arrive on site at 8.00am and make your own way to your marshal point, once the race has finished you can make your way back to the Museum. No experience is necessary, you just have to be helpful and friendly. 

Further information on how you can register to marshal for the event will be updated soon.

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 whatson@rafmuseum.orgIf you have a questions related to the Race please contact the Race Management Company by email, info@nice-work.org


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