Welcome to Long Crendon Steeple to Steeple Challenge
The second Long Crendon Steeple-to-Steeple Challenge will be held on Sunday 17 June 2018.
This is a challenging 5-mile/7km footrace attracting a variety of runners and walkers.
The course begins at St Mary's Church in Long Crendon, following footpaths past historic Notley Abbey to St Nicholas' church in Chearsley and back again past the River Thame. The race is almost entirely off-road, with narrow sections, stiles, ditches, bridges, a level crossing and several steep hills.
The race begins with a special peal of bells from the bellringers at St Mary's to set off the first runners at 10:30am. The challenge is to return to the churchyard in time for the next peal of bells at 11:15.
If you have any questions about the race, email the race director, Ed Chipperfield.
Photos from last year's event taken by Barry Cornelius are available to view and download for free at his OxonRaces site –please include the credit "Photo by Barry Cornelius" if sharing them somewhere public.
All proceeds from the Long Crendon Steeple to Steeple Challenge are donated to the Long Crendon School PTA to help fund our local school and support local children.