In the hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will have eased enough for us to be back racing again, the Claydon Estate have kindly allowed us to reschedule race day to the 4th October 2020. Thankfully this also fits in with the availability of the village hall, race referee and timing team, so all the pieces appear to be in place. Follow on Facebook for the latest updates.

Online entry will reopen at the beginning of August when we should know if restrictions have been lifted.  If the new date doesn’t work for you, drop us an email ( and we will defer your entry until the 2021 race, which will hopefully be back in April again.


Entries are now open

Please click below to make your entry/s for the 2020 Run the Claydons event.
7 mile multi-terrain 16+
2 mile 12-15s
1 mile under 12s
Main event – 7-mile multi-terrain race (16+)

Run the Claydons is back for its 6th year. Open to anyone aged 16 or over, the seven miles of the main race follows a route through the villages of East, Botolph and Middle Claydon and around the lands of the Claydon Estate (thanks to the kind permission of the Claydon Estate and the Verney family). Updated for 2020 to include running in front of Claydon House and through the Claydon Estate Parkland, the undulating course follows footpaths, crosses fields, passes through woods, along farm tracks and the local lanes.

The race is held under UKA rules, licence 2020-39594, and partly runs on or crosses open roads. As such under the UKA rules we do NOT allow headphones of any type to be worn.

Prizes categories are: First 3 men, plus MV40, MV50, MV60. First 3 ladies, plus FV35, FV45, FV55. Runners may win more than one award.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing there will be

  • NO registration or on the day entries
  • NO refreshments
  • Portable toilets between car park and start
  • NO baggage drop
  • Competitor race numbers and timing chips will be mailed out to all competitors.
  • There will be a one-way system from the car park to/from the start/finish, including a warm up loop.
  • There will be a rolling start and competitors will be called forward from the car park to the start.

Weather permitting, parking is available in a field close to the hall. Please car share if safe to do so.

In a change to previous years the start and finish will both be by the children’s playground in East Claydon. The main race will start at 09:30 with the canicross runners leading the way, followed 10 minutes later by the main field.

Junior Races

The U12 and 12-15 junior races take place over the same 1 mile lap course, with the u12s completing 1 lap and the 12-15s completing 2 laps. Both races start and finish by the playground. The juniors are also chip timed and wear their competitor numbers, just like the main race. Prizes for the first boy and girl in each age group.

The junior races are run after the main race starts, at 09:55, and should finish just prior to the first adult finishers.


Returning for 2020 will be a canicross wave, so if you would like to run with your dog (on fixed 2m lead or belt harness) then just tick the option box on the entry page. Separate trophies for the fastest male and female to keep up with their dog!

Race Entry

Entry for the 2020 Run the Claydons can be made at

You can view the entry list and also swap your entry if you can no longer race.

Previous Results 

2020 will be the 6th running of the event. Founded in 2015 by the Friends of Bourton Meadow School the race was based at Claydon House. In 2017 the event moved to the Royal Latin, where the RLS600 team took over, and also to a new venue, the East Claydon village hall.

In 2018 The Friends of the Royal Latin School took up the challenge and the event continues to grow and raise funds to support the school.


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