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Two Arms on Two Legs Running Festival

Get your running shoes on! We've got a half marathon and a 10k run taking place along the Wendover and Aylesbury Arms.

Event details

10th September 2017

10:00am - 4:00pm


Wendover Arm (Grand Union Canal)


Oakfield Road Park,

Oakfield Road,
HP20 1LL

The 1st edition of this event proved a great success in 2016. We created a flat route which took runners through the fabulous heart of Buckinghamshire, with a choice of either a 10k, Half Marathon or Family fun run.

Feedback from runners after the 2016 event:

"it was my first ever race & I had a fantastic time" (Lois K)

"fantastic marshalls and one of the best medals i've received" (Ben F)

"thank you for such a wonderful event, the organisation was great"    (Laura M)

Visit here for a runners perspective of the 2016 event 

2017 event

Online registration is now open, please visit here for more information (ticket sales subkect to availability - sales end at midnight 5th Septmber 2017) 

Please read our Two Arms on Two Legs Frequently Asked Questions here. 

On the day details

Start (All Events): Oakfield Road Park, Oakfield Road, Aylesbury HP20 1LL

Finish of half marathon: Walnut/Mercers Meadow in Wendover beside the canal, accessed along the towpath from entrance beside John Colet School on Wharf Road Wendover, HP22 6HF (shuttles will leave from the school). The meadow is 500m from the school map/grid  

Finish of 10k: Startops Reservoir car park, Startops End, Marsworth, HP23 4LJ. (shuttle will leave from this location)

Start times

  • Half marathon: 10am
  • 10k:                11:00am
  • Family fun run: 12 noon

Age restrictions

  • Minimum age for half marathon 17+
  • Minimum age for 10k is 15+

Returning via shuttle buses
Free shuttle buses from each finish location will be returning to the Aylesbury start area at regular intervals.   

For enquires please contact Sporting Events at sportevents@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Important: Due to the unique nature of running beside a canal, the race organisers have decided that earphone use is forbidden, and any runner witnessed wearing earphones during the event will be disqualified and removed from the offical results list.

We'll be posting a link to the results as soon as possible after the event.

Assistance with your training

We are once again partnering with local running club 'On the Run' (see video below prior to last years event) who will be running several free training sessions in the months leading up to the event in Aylesbury - further details to follow.   

Nearer to the race date, a runners information pack will be available to download from this page, along with FAQ's and T&C's

We also expect to repeat our free lunchtime running sessions from Aylesbury Town Centre along some of the route - details to follow.


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