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We are excited to announce that the nations most popular running distance, the 5K, will be added to the Bedford Running Festival this summer.

Open to ages eight and above and with no time cut off, the Bedford 5K promises to be an inclusive, fun-filled, family-oriented experience. The additional event will take place after Bedfords established parkrun, providing another opportunity for those who want to do both events, whilst also acting as a stepping stone towards longer distances at larger scaled running events.

How to enter the Bedford 5K

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
    £12.50–£13.50
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Bedford 5K route

This flat course weaves its way around the beautiful, green Priory Country Park.

Event Details

What’s Included

Finishers will receive an eye-catching medal, and other sought-after goodies.

Raceday Logistics
The first wave of runners will start at 10:30am.
Volunteers

We are once again looking for an enthusiastic and energetic team to join us for this year's Bedford Running Festival!

There are a range of roles to choose from across the weekend; from supporting and cheering our runners at either the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon, to being part of our open-air cinema, yoga and wellbeing areas.

To join the team for this year, please follow this link: https://www.bedfordrunfest.co.uk/volunteer

FAQs

Is the course measured?

The course will be measured and verified by Association of UK Course Measurers.

Is the race officially timed?

Official times will be provided by our timing company and will count for your new PB!

How old do I have to be to run?

8 years old or older on race day.

Is there a cut-off time?

No! All levels of ability are welcome.

What’s on at the festival?

Bedford Running Festival is 3 days of jam-packed running and tonnes of festival fun! Find out more at: https://www.bedfordrunfest.co.uk/festival

Bedford 5K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

22°C
Predicted highs
13°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 13mph

Meet the organizer

Bedford Running Festival is 3 days of jam-packed running and tonnes of festival fun! With official race distances of 5k, 10k and Half Marathon along with an open air cinema, comedy club, kids club, street food market, bar, main stage with live music, yoga & wellness classes, running seminars and more, this is every runner’s dream.

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