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Coombe Abba Festival - 10k & 5k

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Kick-off the Coombe Abba festival in style with a 10k, 5k, or kids fun run. Great for all the family, this is the perfect way to start the weekend's festivities and the route winds through the Deer Park before looping back round to the Abbey's gardens. Sign up for the vibrant atmosphere.

Coombe Abba Festival - 10k & 5k routes

This event is part of the Coombe Abba Festival which hosts live music, entertainment, funfair, arts & crafts, street food, and a beer festival.

The run is the perfect way to begin a whole weekend of great activities.

The route begins on the grassy plains of Deer Park before then heading through woodland paths and back to the Abbey's gardens. It will be a 5km lapped course, with 10km athletes completing it twice.

The kids fun run will take place after the main races and is free to enter.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Distance marked
  • First aid on-site
  • Refreshment stations
  • Finisher's medal
  • Post race snacks (water, banana, and chocolate)
  • Chip timed with results posted 24hrs after
  • Official race photography
Raceday Logistics


0700: Registration and race number collection opens

10k and 5k start

1030: Kids Fun Run

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race starts to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.


Spectators are encouraged to come along and support the runners. While down, you can enjoy the whole weekend of the Coombe Abba Festival, more details of which can be found here:

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my race ticket get me?
By taking part in the run, you will be entitled to half price entry into the beer festival and/or the Abba Tribute show later in the day. In addition, there will be street food, on-stage entertainment and arts & crafts throughout the day. Upon checkout, there will be an option to buy entry into either one of these events, or both of them. Entry into one costs £5 and together they cost an extra £10.
Where will I be able to see the photos?
There will be a photographer and videographer during the race and all shots will be uploaded directly to the Coombe Abba Facebook page which can be found here:
Will there be winner's awards?
Those who finish in the Top 3 (Male and Female) will receive prizes. These will be distributed to the relevant runners once they've crossed the finish line.
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Coombe Abba Festival - 10k & 5k weather forecast

Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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Here’s why your entering a Raceways event means so much to us….. Raceways is a successful community interest company organising running events which 1000’s of adults and children have participated in over the years. However, when it all began in 2009, co-founders Martine Verweij and Catherine O’Carroll started with adults events and saw many children standing on the side lines. Seeing a need to create opportunities to inspire children to also run they knew community events had to be more accessible and inclusive and the challenge was that it had to be more regular and free for all children to take part….a big ask! As the personal mission of lifelong friends and co-founders of Raceways, in 2010 the charity Kids Run Free was born…. Through their own competitive backgrounds as athletes, Martine and Catherine believe that giving children positive fun running experiences from as young an age as possible helps build the foundation to staying physically active throughout life with all the many associated health and wellbeing benefits. Our challenge is to keep kids running for free so we appreciate your taking part in the Raceways events and your fees will be helping in transforming the health of the next generation through the power of sport!

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