Long Crendon Steeple to Steeple Challenge

Long Crendon Steeple to Steeple Challenge

5-mile trail race on Sunday 23rd June 2019 - 10:30am start

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Welcome to Long Crendon Steeple to Steeple Challenge

The Long Crendon Steeple-to-Steeple Challenge takes place on Sunday, 23rd June 2019.  

This is a challenging 5-mile/7km footrace for ages 16+, 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.

Read the 2018 results and placings online here.


This year, Barry Cornelius of www.OxonRaces.com will be back to take photographs of the race, which you can download free of charge from his website. Please note: if you prefer not to have your photo featured on OxonRaces or by the press, or if you are under 18 and you or your parent/carer do not want your photo published, please inform the race director. 

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.