One of Thame’s largest mass participation sports events with over 1000 entrants taking part. CPM have been sponsoring the event since 1994. The race attracts a wide range of runners from top runners in Oxfordshire competing in the Grand Prix series to many local residents who take part as personal challenge or to raise money for their personal good causes.
Note 2 July 2020 – the organising committee decided that our revised race date of 6th September was not going to be viable in the current circumstances. We gave it our best shot to run a race in 2020 but believe that the safety of up to 1000 entrants in the start area would not be secure by September. All current entrants will be contacted and offered the option of deferment to our 27 June 2021 race or a refund minus £1 admin fee.
The Thame 10km Road Race was initially set up as a charity fund raiser and Thame Runners have continued to keep this tradition after taking over the race organisation some 35 years ago. In the past few years, some £5000 p.a. of the race profits have been allocated to a range of local charities. The race has a contingency fund to ensure we could pay our bills in a disaster year. However, we felt that this was overfunded and the committee decided to take £3000 out of that fund to allocated to local charities in 2020 as in this Covid-19 year, as it was felt that charities have suffered due to lack of sports sponsorship events. That money will be distributed in September.