Sunday 18 September 2022

Event opens 7.30am

IWM Duxford

Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR

From £14.00 to £26.00

Join the Duxford Dash and race the runway at the airfield that made history. 

Take part alongside hundreds of competitors running the September Duxford Dash race event and join the thousands of Dashers who have already beat the runway challenge:

  • Go full throttle across the runway in the 10k race
  • Take flight for a new PB in the 5k run
  • Run for fun with families and children in the Family Mile 

Our flat course chip-timed runs are suitable for all abilities, whatever your personal race challenge. 

5k, 10k and Family Mile runs

Duxford Dash is a popular race in the East of England running calendar with thousands of runners already earning their finishers medal and joining the ranks of Runway Racer.
Organised by Imperial War Museums and Good Running Events

Race benefits

Race benefits

  • PB potential
  • New September 2022 finishers medal 
  • Chip-timed runs
  • Prizes for the top finishers
  • Friendly and inclusive fully marshalled race
  • Photo-ready finish line with historic aircraft
  • Entry to IWM Duxford for the day
  • Spectator tickets available (including museum entry)
  • Timed to help complete your London Marathon or endurance race season training

Sign up now to secure your place on Sunday 18 September.

Race Options

This unique running event challenges you to conquer the runway that made history. 

Running clubs and groups are welcome.

Sign up now: Sunday 18 September 2022




Entry fee

5k run challenge

One airfield lap


10k run challenge

Two airfield laps


Family mile fun run

Under 5s FREE


Spectator tickets (adults)

Aged 16 plus


Spectator tickets (children)

Children aged 5 to 15 years of age. Children under 5 go FREE.


Duxford Dash T-shirt

S / M / L / XL sizes. Pre-purchase and collect on the day.


Race information

Race entry closes before the day. Entry opens soon to secure your September Duxford Dash place.

  • Runners taking part in Duxford Dash 2021

    10k: starts 9am

    Race 10k with hundreds of others on the runway that made history during the Second World War.

  • Runners taking part in Duxford Dash Race 2021

    5k: starts 9am

    Smash your fastest time or achieve your fitness goal with our friendly, inclusive but challenging 5k run.

  • Duxford Dash Family Mile finishers

    Family Mile: starts 11am

    Join the family for a child-friendly run in our Family Mile following the 5k and 10k races! 

  • Duxford Dash September 2022 medal graphic

    Duxford Dash finishers medal

    All runners receive the Duxford Dash finishers medal, with a new design update for September 2022.

  • Runners taking part in the race warm up at Duxford Dash 2022

    Spectator tickets: all day

    Bring friends and family along to cheer you on and spend the day exploring IWM Duxford after your race. Entry to IWM Duxford is included in runners ticket prices. 

  • Duxford Dash technical t-shirt graphic

    Duxford Dash T-shirt

    Duxford Dash t-shirts are available to purchase and pick up on the day to complete your victory look. Complete the course, receive your September 2022 medal, then pose in front of a Spitfire for your finishers picture!


What do Duxford Dashers say?

Runners taking part in the Duxford Dash 2021

What do Duxford Dashers say?

Our previous Runway Racers have described the Duxford Dash as:

  • PB potential
  • Ideal for beginners
  • Family-friendly
  • Great medal
  • Spectator friendly
  • Five-star ratings for registration, logistics and safety

Find out more at Race Check

Are you already a Duxford Dash Runway Racer? Join the #DuxfordDash community and share your pictures with us on Facebook


  • Run a fast 5k or 10k for your personal best at the Duxford Dash

    Terri, Harlow Running & Tri Club

    "It is one of my favourite courses, a reason why I have run every event so far. If you're looking to get a fast time or a PB this is the place to be."

  • A Duxford Dasher enjoying the Duxford Dash


    Hear what it's like to organise - and run - the Duxford Dash on the WildRunners podcast.


  • Duxford Dash brand mark

    Fordy Runs

    Can you beat the runway like Fordy and friends? Thanks to Fordy Runs for the windy review of the March 2022 Duxford Dash! 

Filming and photography will be in action across the site at the event, recording images that will be kept on file and used for publicity purposes. To find out more about how we use our images please ask our staff on the day or contact us at [email protected]. IWM photography and filming staff will be clearly identifiable in IWM Duxford branded t-shirts or high vis jackets.

About the historic runway

Douglas Bader and crews infront of a Hawker Hurricane
© IWM CH 1413

About the historic runway

IWM Duxford’s airfield has a story that stretches back over a hundred years.

It was here that pilots learned to fly the revolutionary bi-planes of the First World War. It was home to subsonic jet fighters during the Cold War. But it was during the Second World War that Duxford made history. By 1939, Duxford was a sector station of No.12 Group Fighter Command. Eventually a ‘Big Wing’ of five squadrons flew from Duxford and Fowlmere (Duxford’s satellite airfield), led by Squadron Leader Douglas Bader.

And it eventually became the award-winning museum we know today, home to the Duxford Dash! This unique running event challenges you to conquer the runway that made history.

Whatever your motivation - we can't wait to welcome you to Duxford Dash! Sunday 18 September 2022, IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Sign up now.