Runners flying along at the Cosford Spitfire 10K

Cosford Spitfire 10K ready to fly again

Run around the airfield and land a PB.

The Cosford Spitfire 10K flies back into action on Sunday 29 August where runners get to experience a fast race at this Shropshire RAF station and see famous aircraft from the First and Second World War. Leather flying helmets and goggles often form part of a runner’s kit for the event.   

There will be more than a few victory rolls along with the PB’s due to the course which includes a run up and down the runway. Flat to mildly undulating, it lends itself to quick times.

One of two Spitfire races from organisers Nice Work – the other taking place on Saturday 28 August from RAF London Museum, it starts at 9.15am from outside Hangar One. Runners complete a loop around the museum site then around the airfield, past the wartime hangars and air traffic control tower then best of all – a blast down the runway and again across the finish line.      

Runners can pay tribute to a Battle of Britain pilot by wearing his name during the race and help to keep their memory alive. In the words of Winston Churchill: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”. 

The Spitfire themed medal is a collector’s item and this iconic aircraft features on the technical t-shirt and vest – both of which can be purchased at time of entry. 

For more information about the Cosford Spitfire 10K and how to enter, visit the RAF Museum Cosford website.  

Image courtesy of The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford.

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