Spitfire 10K 2021
28 August 2021
Chocks away! The Spitfire 10K is back!
The Spitfire 10K will return in 2021 to the Royal Air Force Museum London. It will also be held virtually – giving runners from all over the UK, and across the world, the opportunity to run for a Battle of Britain pilot.
After the incredible feedback and support in 2020, we are excited to announce that the Spitfire 10K will take place again on Saturday 28 August 2021 at the RAF Museum London. We are also excited to announce that you will be able to join us from anywhere is the world at the Virtual Spitfire 10K, which will take place at the same time.
For more information about our Virtual Spitfire run click here.
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.
Saturday 28 August, 2021
The race experience in London
At the RAF Museum London, you will start the race in the centre of the Museum, you will then set off around the pavements of Colindale. The historic location RAF Hendon Airfield will form the route of your race, running down residential streets which were once landing strips for Spitfire’s. On your return to the Museum you will run through our Hangar and underneath the Sunderland Flying boat. 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 RAF Museum 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 for the 80th anniversary 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.? If you have any further questions do contact email@example.com
The Spitfire 10K is a race organised by the RAF Museum charity. We therefore ask that all runners wishing to raise funds while running only do so for the RAF Museum, we thank you for respecting this.
Standard Entry: £22.50
Discounted Entry*: £20.50
Please note that booking fee is applicable when booking entry to the Spitfire 10K race online.
In 2021, tickets are being 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.
All runners to be 15 years and older. For the virtual race, there is no minimum age– but we do recommend under 16’s are accompanied by an adult whilst running.
This race is held under UK Athletic Rules; UKA Licence has been applied for.
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 Virtual Spitfire 10K.
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. If you are taking part in the Virtual Race, this is included in your ticket. Both t-shirts and vests will be sent a minimum of two weeks 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, please check our size guide
For more information about the races, please keep an eye on our website rafmuseum.org, and the RAF Museum Virtual Running Community on Facebook. If you have any questions about the race then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Run Update
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.