Many thanks to all 230 runners who turned out for our race.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our 2021 H5M a great success!
We look forward to doing it all again next year.


Headington RoadRunners Open 5 Mile Road Race

Sunday, August 29th 2021 9:30am

H5M Video (2015 race)

The Race

Headington RoadRunners welcome you to the Headington 5 Mile Open Road Race.

  • Fast flat course with PB potential
  • Suitable for all abilities - time limit 75 minutes
  • Chip timing
  • Online entries
  • Entries on the day if limit of 300 has not been reached. Given the uncertainties over any social distancing requirements that might be in place we have reduced the number of places available this year, so get your entry in early to be sure of a place.
  • No refunds, but entries can be transferred to another runner up to 27 August
  • Technical T-Shirts awarded to all finishers
  • Proceeds donated to OXSRAD, Oxford's integrated Sports Centre, a unique sport and recreation centre that is accessible to both the able and disabled.
  • The race will be run under UKA rules.

The race is a fast 5 mile loop. It starts and finishes in Boults Lane recreation ground, approximately 400 metres from the Race HQ, and takes in the tracks on the Northern bypass and the Marston Ferry Road. It is largely free of traffic. A simple map is available here.

We are fully expecting that the race will take place on the course as planned. If the situation changes and restrictions imposed by the government mean that this is no longer possible all entries will be transferred to a “virtual” version of the race, with details provided if and when they become relevant. We regret that we will not be able to refund entries.

Individual Prizes

Prizes for first man and first lady, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each age category: Senior men, VM40, VM50, VM60 and VM70; Senior ladies, VL35, VL45, VL55, VL65.

Team Prizes

Prizes to the fastest men's and women's teams from an EA affiliated running Club.

Spot Prizes

Don't worry if you won't finish first, we have a selection of prizes to give out at random to several lucky finishers! And every finisher will get a quality technical race t-shirt.

Race Headquarters

Race headquarters is at the OXSRAD Leisure Centre.

Court Place Farm,
Marsh Lane,
Marston, Oxford.

Click here for detailed directions, and View Streetmap for a map.

OXSRAD - the integrated sports and leisure centre

Find out more about the great work that OXSRAD does by watching this short Youtube video.