Kidlington Running Club has organised the Mota-vation Summer Road Race Series since the late 1980s.

The races are short (4 miles) and tremendous fun. The races take place on quite roads around various pretty Oxfordshire villages on the last Thursday of the month, in the evening.

There is always a great atmoshphere and the races are very inclusive. Several of the events have a crepe van for food after the race, some have bars and we always include at least one post race pub stop.

Abindgon is one of the largest clubs participating and the runs are a very social affair. If you are new to the club or new to racing, this is the perfect place to start! There is a heavy discount when entering through the club. Even better this one is subsided by the club as well and with £15 for five races this is one of the most value racing opportunities you'll ever have and quite possibly the cheapest possible way to enter this series!

How to enter

New this year, chip timing will be available! The first race is on the 27 April. Deadline for entries is 5 April 2017.

Due to the large volume of applications we and the requirements of the organisers the application procedure is a several step process. Please complete all the steps below:

  1. Complete the online application form (opens in new window).
  2. Complete and sign the paper application form (opens in new window) and return this to Nina. 
  3. Pay by BACS, cheque or cash (see below)


Return the paper form and payment of £15 (if paying cash or cheque) in *one sealed envelope* to Nina at Tilsey on Tuesdays (adult run) and Thursdays (track) as far as possible.

If you pay by cheque please write the name of the runner on the back of the cheque. All cheques must be payable to Abingdon A.C.

Paying by BACS (account information is included in the email you'll get back from the online form):

  • One payment per runner!! (if you are a family of four then there will have to be four separate payments of £15)
  • Use the payment reference from the response email (they will look like this: MOTXXX).

2017 races

  • Race 1 Charlton-on-Otmoor 27 April (also Oxfordshire AA Grand Prix Race Series)
  • Race 2 Bletchingdon 25 May
  • Race 3 Combe 29 June
  • Race 4 Combe II 27 July
  • Race 5 Oxford 31 August

Visit the Kidlington Running Club website for more information.