Sunday 20 October 2024

7.30am to 12noon

IWM Duxford

Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR

5k run £19.20, 10k run £27.20

Race entry includes museum admission and Total Race Timing £1.20 administration fee

Runway Racers Get Ready For Duxford Dash 2024!

Challenge yourself, friends, or family on Sunday 20 October to run the Duxford Dash 5k, 10k or 1 Mile Family race at the airfield where history was made.

Whether you are a first-time runner or a seasoned athlete, Duxford Dash offers a unique race experience. Enjoy the thrill of running on a live airfield runway, closed to air traffic for your race challenge. Take on one lap with the 5k Duxford Dash or push yourself with the 10k race and two laps of the iconic airfield. 

2024 Duxford Dash entries are selling fast. Enter now to secure your place.

New for 2024

As a charity, your race entry, spectator ticket or t-shirt purchase helps IWM tell stories for future generations.

  • Duxford Dash race finishers medal 2024
    © IWM

    Duxford Dash finishers medal

    Cross the line to collect your finishers medal and take your photo in front of our Spitfire!  

  • Duxford Dash 2024 T-Shirt both sides
    © IWM

    Race merchandise

    Our exclusive new t-shirt is available to purchase when you register your entry. 

  • 1 Mile Finisher Duxford Dash 2024 sew-on badge
    © IWM

    1 Mile Family Dash sew-on patch

    Each little Dasher will receive an exclusive 1 Mile Finisher sew-on patch.  

Go further. Go Faster. Go Together!

  • Duxford Dash competitor

    5k Duxford Dash

    Take on one lap of the runway

    Put your Couch to 5k, Park Runs or running club competitors to the test.

  • Duxford Dash competitors

    10K Duxford Dash

    Smash two laps of the runway

    Our experienced runners have called this 'the place to be' for a new fast time. 

  • Families run the Duxford Dash

    1 Mile Family Dash

    Enjoy our 1 mile family run

    Get the whole family involved in our family fun run before your huge day out at IWM Duxford.  

  • Duxford Dash competitors

    Wheelchair Athletes

    Push your stamina the extra mile

    With a slight hidden incline, Duxford Dash is a perfect challenge for wheelchair athletes.  

  • Family Fun Runners at Duxford Dash

    Run with the buggy 

    A perfect day for active families

    Our friendly and flat race welcomes buggy racers to complete the 5k or 10k races.

  • Duxford Dash competitors

    Spectator Sunday

    Bring your supporters!

    Spectator tickets are only available when you book your entry place.

Sign up for the 2024 Duxford Dash

  • Your booking will be directed Total Race Timing.
  • Total Race Timing charge a £1.20 administration fee to process your run.
  • Where a fee applies, the administration fee has been included in the ticket price.
  • Please read our General Event Information section for further information on booking and prices.
Ticket Type

5K race entry


5k group of 2 entry


10k race entry


10k group of 4


1 Mile Family Dash

Last few spaces available


Adult spectator


Child spectator


Duxford Dash T-Shirt


Your race benefits:

Runners at Duxford Dash 2023

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

  • Enjoy a fun warm up before the race starts
  • Chip-timed runs for your personal best 
  • Free event parking
  • Official event photography 
  • Make a day of it - museum entry is included in race entry 
  • Add spectator tickets to your entry booking to explore IWM Duxford after your race

What do Duxford Dashers say?

Duxford Dash Warm Up

Our Runway Racers have rated the Duxford Dash as 4.7 stars out of 5 for: 

  • PB potential
  • Ideal for beginners
  • Family-friendly
  • Great medal
  • Spectator friendly
  • Five-star ratings for course navigation and event safety

Find out more at Racecheck

General Event Information

Before you book

Please read about our requirements for the race and more information about your ticket prices:

  • For 2024, please book a 1 Mile Family Dash ticket per child or adult chaperone intending to run. 
  • Children aged 4 and under run for free. Please book a ticket for each 1 Mile Family Dash entrant.
  • All child runners will need an adult chaperone to take part. 
  • If you are a runner or disabled athlete with a 5k or 10k race place, your registration includes individual entry to chaperone the 1 Mile Family Dash. 
  • Bring a friend and save on 5k individual race entry prices with our 5k group of 2 offer. Price includes Total Race Timing administration fee.
  • Buddy up with friends or your running group to bring a group of 4 and save on 10k race entry individual entry prices. Price includes Total Race Timing administration fee.
  • Spectator tickets do not incur a Total Race Timing administration fee but can only be purchased when you book your race place.
  • Children aged 4 and under go free. Spectator tickets do not incur an administration fee but can only be purchased when you book your race place.
  • Disabled athletes are welcome to bring a personal assistant free of charge. To secure your free carer ticket, or if your party requires more than one personal assistant ticket, please email [email protected]. Please be aware that we may ask for proof of eligibility.
  • Duxford Dash t-shirts do not incur a Total Race Timing administration fee. Pre-purchase for collection on the day.
  • Parking at the event is free. You do not require a parking permit to enter the event parking area.
  • Good Runnings Events works with Total Race Timing to process your booking and run. For any enquiries once you have booked, please contact [email protected].

On the day 

  • Our address for Satnav is IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR. 
  • Duxford Dash is a busy event with spaces reaching capacity. Please plan to arrive early for any traffic or to get yourself 'race ready'.
  • Your tickets include entry to IWM Duxford, but all additional spectator tickets can only be purchased when you book your entry. You can book additional museum entry tickets at our standard day-out prices if later required. 

Filming and photography

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.

Be part of history

It was here that pilots learned to fly the revolutionary biplanes of the First World War. But it was during the Second World War that Duxford made history. Discover the Duxford story as you make your own history making run.
Enjoy free entry to the museum as part of your race benefits