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We are excited to announce that the nation’s 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 Bedford’s 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.
Sat 31st Aug 2019
Bedford, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Priory Country Park, Barkers Ln, Bedford MK41 9DJ, UK
This flat course weaves its way around the beautiful, green Priory Country Park.
Finishers will receive an eye-catching medal, and other sought-after goodies.
How to get there
Priory Country Park, Barkers Ln, Bedford MK41 9DJ, UKGet full directions
Parking for the event will be limited so please allow time to get from the town centre to the start. For the best parking suggestions please see: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/river\_street/mk40/bedford/?arriving=201907111800&leaving=201907112000
The Bus Service 4 between Bedford Town Centre and Goldington, via Wendover Drive, stops close to the entrance to Priory Park. Approx. travel time is 10 mins.
Bedford is just 35 mins from London by train! Bedford train station is on the Midland Main Line from London St Pancras to the East Midlands. For more information call +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit the National Rail Journey Planner.
There are various options to park your bike securely and we advise local runners to avoid cars. Secure bike parking will be provided inside Priory Park.
Event day logistics
The first wave of runners will start at 10:30am.
Bedford Running Festival
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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.
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
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