The Kingham Run started in 1975 as part of the attraction of the Kingham Church Fete. The first event was organised by local runner Chris Harvey with the help of National cross-country champion, Roland Langridge. Chris was a member of South London Harriers.
The course has changed many times over the years, as have the organisers. Currently the course is a 10K loop incorporating the grounds of Kingham Hill School, Sarsden Halt, Churchill and back to Kingham.