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.
Update 2 March 2021 – The organising committee felt that running the race on Sunday 27th June 2021 would still be doubtful for the event to take place safely for all runners. We felt that Sunday 5th September 2021 would be a much safer date for our event. This will be confirmed week beginning 8 March 2021 and we will start taking new entries from then.
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.