Calling Cambridge Colleges to enter Chariots of Fire

This year Cambridge University will once again open its prestigious gates and grounds to Chariots of Fire participants on the 17th September.

 The route that this year’s runners will take passes through the picturesque grounds of Cambridge, including Trinity College, Clare College & King’s College. The three colleges are long standing institutions that have been at the heart of Cambridge for centuries. 

Founded in 1326 Clare College is the eldest of the three. This deep history is complimented by King’s College and Trinity College, both veteran institutions whose dedication to research has netted 39 Nobel Prize Laureates between them. 

Each year Cambridge’s Colleges support Chariots of Fire by entering a team to compete against each other for the Inter-Collegiate Cup. During this time the cup has changed many hands since the first Chariots of Fire race in 1992, with recent winners being King’s College, who have valiantly held onto first place for the past four years running. 

Charles Hewitson, Race Director for Chariots of Fire said, “Every year the participants for Chariots of Fire are given the opportunity to run through three of the historic colleges of Cambridge. We are grateful to Trinity, Clare and King’s for allowing the race through their colleges as well as for their continued support for Chariots of Fire and the charities involved”. 

The race starts and finishes on Queens’ Green. Team registrations close on Wednesday 13 September at 5pm unless all 400 teams have registered before that date. To enter a team, visit or to find out more about Alzheimer’s Research UK and their research please visit