14 July 2024
Compton Verney Half Marathon and 10K 2024
Entry is open for the 2024 edition of the Compton Verney Half Marathon & 10K
Previously known as Edgehill Half Marathon we decided to rename it after the beautiful start / finish venue, the course doesn’t in fact go up Edgehill. We are always overwhelmed at how beautiful Compton Verney is when we are setting up. If you have never been, the beautiful house and grounds are well worth a visit.
The half marathon sets off from the front of the house and winds through the villages of Kineton, Little Kineton and Radway before returning up the “cheeky” Pittern Hill at 11.5 miles and back to finish on the lawns of Compton Verney by the lake.
In previous years we have been blessed with beautiful weather, we had to make sure there was plenty of water available but it made for glorious events.
In 2023 we added a 10K race distance option which has proved very popular and will continue to take place in 2024.
The Half Marathon will start at 9am and the 10K will start at 9:15am.
Click on the red button to enter online. You will be collecting chips and numbers on race day.
Registration on Race Day
If the race limit hasn’t been reached, then there will be entries available on race day. Registration will be open from 7:30am based by the finish area.
The Half Marathon race starts at 09:00am near the side of Compton Verney House.
The 10K race starts at 09:15am
Affiliated runners £33
Unaffiliated runners £35
Day Entry – £40
Affiliated runners £24
Unaffiliated runners £26
Day Entry – £30
Please note there is also a small transaction fee.
Route Map & Course Information
Starting at Compton Verney the route turns left over Spring Hill towards Kineton and turns right in the village through Little Kineton and heads out to the A422. The first water station will be just after Little Kineton. Turning left along the A422 for a short section before turning left past water station number 2, and then through the village of Radway. After Radway and just before turning back on to the A4086 is water station number 3, and then runners head back to Kineton. At the church in Kineton there will be another water station before running back to Compton Verney, finishing right by the house.
The first part of the route is the same as the Half with runners turning left out of Compton Verney. Just before the first mile the route turns left and through Lodge Farm connecting with the Lighthorne Road. Turning right this time and heading downhill into Kineton the route turns right again at the Church and heads through Kineton and up Pittern Hill. Just at the top of the hill the route turns right again before linking up with the Lighthorne Road before following exactly the same route back to Lodge Farm and then entering the grounds of Compton Verney to the finish.
There will be 4 water stations, at 2.5miles, 6miles, 9 miles & 11 miles. A choice of water or SIS energy drink will be available at these. In addition for 2022, there will be additional water available at 3.5 miles, 7.5 miles, and 11 miles.
There will be one water station at 5km.
Please leave any rubbish near the water stations or near a direction sign so it can be cleared up easily.
Post-Race – the cafe at Compton Verney will be open for you to purchase foods to replace all the calories you’ve burned off during the race.
Prizes will be handed out on the day in the finish area. There are prizes for the first 3 finishers of each gender and the first in each age group receives starting from 35 and going up in 10 year increments. If an age group winner also finishes in the top 3 then the age group prize rolls down to the next finisher.
Baggage & Toilets
Baggage can be left at Registration by the finish.
Toilets are available within the Compton Verney building from 7am
Withdrawal And Cancellation Policy
Up to six weeks prior to the race entrants will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee.
After this deadline, no refunds are offered unless the runner comes to help marshal on the day. However an entry may be transferred to another runner on provision of full details prior to the race.
In the event of the race being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control we will attempt to reschedule to a later date in the same year and all entries will transfer to that rescheduled date.
If this proves impossible we will offer entrants either a percentage refund or the option to donate that refund to the race charity.
The percentage refunded / donated will depend on costs incurred at the time of cancellation.
All contact should be made by email.
Music Whilst Running
We have changed our policy on headphones. You are allowed to wear them but please make sure you have your music at a volume level where you can hear any instructions from marshal and you stay alert from traffic – especially with the Half Marathon at 5 miles where the course heads along the very busy Banbury Road. Whilst our marshals will direct you and look after you it’s your responsibility to follow the Highway Code and take sensible precautions when negotiating traffic. We also ask that you act with politeness when interacting with the general public and direct any complaints or behaviour to us to deal with.