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Get involved with the Brentford SportsFEST which offers an array of epic sporting activities. Perfect for all the family, the day will consist of paddleboarding, running, kayaking combined with a thriving sports village. Come along to soak up the great atmosphere and help the local community.

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3.3
3 Reviews
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Kevin A
"I can't fault this as a race. It was low key and very relaxed with one of the..."

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Bridgette J
"I: had never ran this race: therefore hadn't done a recce: on the day there..."

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judith V
"The set up and activities surrounding the race were really impressive. Such a..."
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Brentford Sports FEST routes

Running Events:

The 3k & 5k course (looped for 10k), takes you through the stunning grounds of the Duke of Northumberland’s private gardens within Syon Park, which are normally closed to the public.

The course is a mixture of trail, path, meadow and parkland. Make sure you lace up your jogging shoes, as there are some stretches of the course that pass over rough ground and open meadow.

Walk and Talk:

The 5k Walk & Talk event is designed to highlight awareness of mental health issues. Exercise and friendship are two fantastic ways to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing.

Together in partnership with the West London Mental Health Trust, the Walk and Talk event is a fun way to ensure a healthy lifestyle and increased wellbeing can be achieved by everyone.

1K Primary School Challenge:

The ever-popular 1K race gives young people the opportunity to take part in this fantastic event. Get involved with one of the biggest running events in West London.

The school that recruits the largest number of entrants, will be rewarded with a visit from a Brentford FC 1st XI player.

Water Sports

Brentford Sportsfest are offering the unique chance to try out some water sports. With the help of Active 360 and Team Keane, you can get involved with stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

Event Details

  • Stunning private gardens usually closed off to the public
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • Epic atmosphere

Schedule:

0915: Sports village opens

0930: Running events start

1000: Water sports

1030: Primary schools challenge

1115: Walk and Talk

1300: Sports village closes

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race.

This event is designed for all the family and spectators are firmly encouraged to come along.

This year, the Sports Village will be bigger and better making it the perfect place for spectators to soak up the atmosphere.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to enquire about volunteering then please do get in touch with the event organiser - [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust?
With community work spanning three decades, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has established itself as a pioneering organisation for the local community. It uses the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire people from all walks of life. Working in partnership with Brentford FC, the Trust offers a portfolio of programmes in education, health, sports participation and community engagement. The Trust has won ‘Community Club of the Year’ award four times and now employs more than 100 members of staff.
What will the Sports Village consist of?
There will be a host of activities, including a cricket simulator, fun inflatable activities, a soft play area, as well as rugby activities provided by the London Irish foundation. Children can be kept in a supervised and safe area, while you are competing in a race.
What does the Water Sports consist of?
This is a unique opportunity to try out stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking within Brentford Lock.

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The Brentford FC Football in the Community Programme, established in 1987, was amongst the pioneering programmes aimed at engaging football clubs with their communities. Twenty nine years on and the Trust, 4 times winners of the Football League Community Club of the Year award, is now employing 34 contracted staff and over 50 coaches. In 2015-16, BFC CST engaged 11,142 participants and delivered 6402 sessions across four key areas - sports participation, health, education and inclusion.

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Brentford Sports FEST reviews (3)

3.3 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 5K in 2018

    I: had never ran this race: therefore hadn't done a recce: on the day there were few sign posts of where the venue was: the race itself despite the warnings of uneven surfaces had atthe start a narrow place: by the route master bus: I noticed half way in the race that 'some of the 10k runners' had gotten lost lack of Marshall, or clear sign posts distinguishing where to follow the route: good pilates and physio - massage: radio jackie: the event needed stalls to create a better atmosphere: nhs should-as they appeared as a sponsor-have made an effort to be there especially as their emyiasis is on.'mental health':Lastly I like to know my race time: having expected to-now receive a link with the time? I did see a time as i was near the finishing line:
  • Did the 5K in 2018

    The set up and activities surrounding the race were really impressive. Such a shame it wasnt advertised locally as turnout looked to be quite low.We didnt realise the SUP you had to register beforehand and it wasnt near the event with no signage on where to go.The running course wasnt as I thought it would be, with all the beautiful grounds at Syon it felt like the run was on the outskirts. Course wasnt great either. Very narrow spaces for runners at the start. Potholes! I managed to sprain my ankle.At the end there was no sign of St. Johns ambulance? Or medical tent.I eventually asked someone if there were any ice packs, was given one with no interest in the fact Id injured myself.Such a shame as it promised to be a fantastic event and family day out which meant parents could run whilst kids amused themselves.Please sort the course out and use all of the scenic gardens and advertise it locally.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    I can't fault this as a race. It was low key and very relaxed with one of the smaller fields I've run in for such an event! And what a location!! One of the prettiest and most interesting routes I've ever done for a 10k I think. Plus a goodie bag which I wasn't expecting for such a low entry price - and the coffee and refreshments available to buy were excellent and very good value for money. I don't often run trail routes but this was a very nice one...there were plenty of warnings about inevitable holes and ruts...plus very sensibly on such a hot day, water was made available at a couple of points. I don't normally like 'loop' courses but there was so much to keep you interested going round I didn't notice the repetition of the route. I really cannot fault the whole experience so thank you!
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