Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k

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Enjoy this leafy oasis at Chippenham Park Gardens. Perfect for first-time and experienced trail runners, and with a 2k Kid's Run free to enter, the whole family can enjoy this award-winning location. Come for a brisk autumn run in beautiful surroundings and collect your bespoke finisher's medal.
10k, 2.8k Fun Run, and 5k
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Sun 3rd Oct 2021
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Chippenham Park Events, Chippenham Hall, Chippenham Park, Chippenham, Newmarket CB7 5PT, UK
Start times
9:15am |
9:00am |
2.8k Fun Run:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k
Route information
This stunning event takes place in the award-winning Chippenham Park Gardens. A thriving family estate, this location boasts some lovely autumn snowdrops and aconites as well as past lakes and beautiful woodland areas.
All routes will take runners over mixed terrain around the 40-acre grounds, including a mix of tarmac, gravel tracks, and grass. There will be friendly marshals along the traffic-free, well-signed route to keep you on track, and split points will be clearly marked.
The event also includes a 2.8k Kid's Run which will be free to enter on the day, making this a wonderful day out for the whole family.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes
  • Chip-timed results
  • Free Kid's Run
  • Event village
  • Local food and drinks
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Chippenham Park Events, Chippenham Hall, Chippenham Park, Chippenham, Newmarket CB7 5PT, UK
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By Car
The event site is approximately a 2-hour drive from London, and is easily accessible by the M11.
There will be adequate parking available at the event. Entrants should use the postcode: CB7 5PT when using a SATNAV or google maps. This will take you to the main entrance of the park where there are two entrances.
  • Entrance: Please use the main gates where you will be taken down a tree-lined driveway
  • Exit: You will exit via the other driveway, please take care here.
By Train
The closest train station is Ely, which is approximately a 30 minute drive from the event site.
Event day logistics
07:30 Event village and bag drop opens
08:50 Start assembly
09:00 10k starts
09:15 5k starts
09:20 Fun Run starts
11:00 Event course closures
12:00 Event village closures
Age Requirements
In keeping with UKA guidelines, all runners must be 11 and older to enter the 5k, and 15 and older to enter the 10k. Entrants must be between 4 - 14 to enter the Kids Run.
Green Tickets
Entrants can choose to have a positive impact on the environment, and opt out of receiving an event medal. To say thank you, a tree will be planted on your behalf. Green tickets will be available when entering.
Kid's Run
The 2.8k Kid's Run will be free to enter on the day of the event.Entrants must be between 4 - 14 to enter the Kids Run.
Race Packs
Race packs will be available for collection at the event site on the morning of the event. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and collect your race pack.
Your race pack will include:
  • Runner number
  • Timing chip (on the back of your race number)
  • Baggage tag
  • 4 safety pins
Please ensure you have filled out all the contact details on the back of your runner number and that it is fixed securely to your top.
Water Stations
There will be 1 water station positioned to allow 2 water stops for 5k runners and 3 for the 10k runners. Here, runners can refill their water bottles or use a fully compostable cup.
Please note it will be a self-serve water station which will be restocked by event staff in PPE kit.
Food & Drink
There will be food and drinks available for purchase at the event in the event village.
  • Coffee Unit - selling hot drinks and pastries
  • Catering Unit - selling hot food
  • Days Beer
Bag Drop
Entrants should tear off the tag from the bottom of their run number and attach it to your bag before arriving at the tent to help reduce queue times.
Course Rules
Please stay to the left while running on the course, and only pass at a safe distance on the right. It is asked that runners are respectful of their fellow participants and event staff and do not spit or blow their nose on the course.
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What time does the Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k start?
The 5k starts at 9:15am, and the 10k starts at 9am.
What kind of terrain is the Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k?
All routes (Fun Run, 5k & 10k) are multi-terrain – a mix of tarmac, gravel tracks and grass. They will be traffic-free, signed, and with some friendly marshals along the way to cheer you along. All routes share the same start/finish and first/last 1.5k of the route. The split points are then clearly signed.
I've never run a trail run before, is the Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k for me?
Definitely! All runners are encouraged to attend! With both a 10k and 5k option available, first-time runners can definitely dip their toes into trail running.
Do I need to enter my child in advance for the Kid's Race at the Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k?
Yes, children between 4-14 should enter the event in advance.
Are dogs allowed at the Chippenham Park Gardens 5k & 10k with spectators?
Yes, dogs will be permitted with spectators.
20 reviews
Did the 5k in 2021
Very enjoyable! Stunning place and very friendly atmosphere! Lovely for families and little ones to enjoy too.
Did the 10k in 2021
Excellent event verry well organised enjoyed verry much good cause bit of everything! Hope to be back next year👍😀🏃x
Did the 10k in 2021
Great, flat course with great scenery and well organised. Good support from the MC and some nice food and drink options at the end
Did the 10k in 2021
It was more like a tough mudder this year, loads of "puddles" (more like ponds!) to run through, and slippy mud, but all good fun! Really friendly and well organised.
Did the 10k in 2021
I had a great great time it was my first time taking part in something like this and the 10k good nod challenging due to the weather which was great..thanks guys
Did the 10k in 2021
Challenging trail course due to the excessive rain the night before, great if you like running through massive puddles! Easy parking near enough to not need the bag drop. Plenty of toilets so no queues. Great atmosphere with friendly marshals. I think there was a shortage of marshals due to fuel/ COVID situation. Could've done with a few more for parking and out on the course to avoid confusion of 5k and 10k different routes. All in all a very enjoyable run and a lovely wooden medal.
Did the 10k in 2021
Enjoyed the run, and all the organisers were very friendly and helpful. It was very unfortunate that there were problems recruiting sufficient volunteers, which resulted in signage on the course being a little less than perfect, and too few marshals. However, I wouldn't hesitate to do this again.
Did the 10k in 2021
For an inaugural event this was clearly run by an enthusiastic team. From the organisation of the car park to the route markers. After a challenging pre race day of inclement weather this ran without a hitch. I would recommend to both seasoned runners and beginners alike.
Did the 5k in 2021
Unfortunately the 5k route was not sign posted well enough and not enough Marshall’s to direct. I ran 4.2 miles. As I’d opted out of the 10k that morning it didn’t really matter to me but if it was my 1st 5k or I was trying to get a 5k pb I would have been really disappointed. Other than that it was well organised and a friendly event. I will run it again.
Did the 5k in 2021
Excellent organisation great atmosphere, plenty of water stops.I just found the course a little boring especially as a slow runner not much scenery!
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Roz Harper
Did anyone get 5.8k on their watch and strava (started on start line) in the 5k race ?
Clive Baker
Yes someone measured the course at 5.85 Km and another (whose device did not work all the time) at 5.5 Km.
Mary Marsh
Stuart King
Can you enter on the day?
Emma Tiley
What time is the fun run? Can I do the 5k and then the fun run with my children?
Joe Mead
Hi Emma, the fun run is at 9:20 so it's recommended to either do the 5k or the fun run!
Fran Hudson
Do I need to bring anything
Joe Mead
Hi Fran! You should have received an email from the event organiser that should outline what to bring. Participants collect their bib numbers and race pack at registration on the site.
Fran Hudson
Can you use headphones?
Joe Mead
Hi Fran, headphones are allowed for the run!
Amy Jugg
Are headphones allowed whilst running?
Joe Mead
Hi Amy, headphones are allowed for the run!
Ian Rogers
Hi can parents run with their children for the fun run.thanks Ian
Joe Mead
Hi Ian, we'd kindly ask that you purchase a 5k ticket if you'd like to accompany your children around the fun run!
Claire Chamberlain
Is there medals for the fun run too?
Joe Mead
Hey Claire, there will be medals for the fun run!
Scott Rowbotham
How old do the children need to be to run the 2k run?
Joe Mead
Hi Scott, ages 4-14 are eligible for the 2k run!
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