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Abington Festival of Running
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With a supportive atmosphere and a range of races to choose from, this event is the perfect weekend outing. Challenge yourself by racing in the 5k or 10k events, or run for fun in the 2k race. Come to try and get your hands on a top finisher trophy, and reward yourself with a cake and coffee post-run.
10k, 5k and 2k Fun Run
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Sun 1st Oct 2023
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Great Abington, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6GP, UK
Start times
Sun 1st Oct 2023
10:30am |
10:45am |
2k Fun Run:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Abington Festival of Running
£18 - £20
£14 - £16
2k Fun Run
Route information
This annual event takes runners of all abilities through the 120-acre Granta Park, on the bank of the River Granta, and the charming country villages of Little and Great Abington, with the aim of raising money for Great Abington Primary School. The 10k and 5k courses are both official UKA road race courses, measured by an official course measurer.
The 10k route has little elevation, which makes it perfect for runners looking to target a new PB. Beginning in Granta Park, it takes participants down the High Street of Great Abington, past the village's recreation ground and across the River Granta. After running through Little Abington, the route weaves past school playing fields before re-entering the Park for the finish line, which is in front of the TWI plane.
The 5k has an entirely flat course takes place entirely in the grounds of Granta Park. It is comprised of 2 laps, also finishing in front of the TWI plane.
The 2k fun run is a more relaxed race, taking entrants through the Park on a traffic-free route. The course is suitable for all ages, buggies and wheelchairs.
The top finishers from all races will receive trophies and mugs. All finishers in the 10k and 5k will receive a sustainable medal, whilst those running in the 2k fun run will receive a certificate.
What's included
  • Official UKA 5k and 10k road race courses, counting towards UKA times
  • Sustainable finishers' medal
  • Run marshals
  • On-site First Aid
  • Water stations
  • Chip timing
  • Cake stall providing teas and coffees
  • Free post-race massages
  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
How to get there
Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6GP, UK
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By Car
Granta Park lies just off the A11, which links the A14 and M11, and the A505. It is 30-40 minutes drive away from Ely, Bishops Stortford, Bury and Huntingdon.
There will be plenty of free parking available.
By Public Transport
Granta Park has good public transport links, with regular bus and train services from Cambridge and the surrounding areas. The nearest train station is Whittlesford Parkway, which is just a 5 minute drive away.
Event day logistics
10:30 10k starts
10:35 Gather for 2k Fun Run warm up
10:45 5k and 2k Fun Run start
It is possible to enter a team for the 5k and 10k races. Teams can have as many runners as they like, but only the top 3 runners count towards the competition, where their times count towards a combined total team time.
If you wish to enter as a team, you must list your team name on the entry form. This name must be the same for each individual entrant.
Age Requirements
To participate in the 10k, runners must be aged 15 or above. Entrants into the 5k must be 11 or older, and those for the 2k fun run must be aged 2 and above.
Race Bibs
Individual bibs with integrated chip timers will be posted out to entrants prior to the event.
Bag Storage
There will be a dedicated bag storage area on-site.
How old to I have to be to compete in the Abington Festival of Running?
The 2k fun run is a family-friendly event open to all ages. To compete in the 10k, runners must be over 15, whilst the 5k has a minimum age requirement of 11.
How do I get my race bib for the Abington Festival of Running?
Individual race bibs will be posted out to participants prior to the event.
Can I enter in a team for the Abington Festival of Running?
In the 5k and 10k events, there will be a team competition where the top 3 runners, regardless of gender, count towards a combined total time. Teams can enter as many runners as they wish, but only the top three count towards the competition. If registering as a team member within your entry form, the team name must be the same for each individual entrant.
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