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Kids Startling

Thank you for joining us and we hope you had a fantastic day.


We will be back next year so keep an eye out for more information soon.


one-mile road run open to the general public, as we celebrate Roger Bannister's historic achievement of breaking the mile world record in Oxford on May 6th, 1954.

Open to participants of all ages and abilities. Participants will be able to run down the High Street on an England Athletics certified course with electronic chip timing.

Finishers will collect their bespoke medal on the iconic Iffley Road track.

With entries limited, participants are encouraged to sign up ASAP.

The Details

Date: TBC

Race timings:

  • First wave at 9am

  • Last wave 11am (depending on numbers)

Format: Waves of 100 people at 5min intervals

Registration location: Christchurch Meadow

Start location: St Aldate's

Finish and event village: Iffley Road Track

Entry cost:

  • Adults: £15

  • Kids (Under 15): £7

Teddy Hall Relays Start

Waves of runners will depart from St Aldate’s and progress down Oxford’s High Street before finishing on Iffley Road.

The route will take participants past six Oxford University colleges (Lincoln, Brasenose, All Souls, Queens, University, and Magdalen), as well as some of Oxford's architectural gems like the University Church and the Botanical Gardens. Runners will then proceed to Magdalen Bridge, spanning the Cherwell River, before culminating their run along Iffley Road. To the right, they'll have a captivating view of the Iffley Road Track, now known as the Sir Roger Bannister Track, where the historic record-breaking moment occurred.

​At the finish, runners collect their finishers’ medal on the Iffley Road Track and they'll have the opportunity to explore the track and enjoy the Mile Fair.

The Course

Community Miles Route

The what

In honour of Rodger Bannister's accomplishment 70 years ago, we're organising the Bannister Mile - a thrilling one-mile race where participants can strive to achieve the coveted sub-four-minute mile.

The where

Location: Lorum Ipsum Street, Oxford, OX1

The when

Date: 1st February 2024

Registration: 8am

Race: 9am

World Athletics Kids' Day Logo
Oxfordshire County Council Logo
Sportsshoes x Nike Logo
Blake Morgan Logo

Enter the community mile

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