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Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K

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If you are wanting to run your first, your fastest or your most orange 10K yet, this is the race for you.

Newton Cambridge Town and Gown is our autumn run of the series. The scenic route takes you through the heart of Cambridge passing many landmarks, historic University College buildings and along the River Cam.

All of our runs are licensed by Run Britain and we're proud to be the recipient of a Bronze award for the Best 10K in East England by The Running Awards 2018.

This event includes a fantastic Junior 3K run.

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Jay S
"Lovely course, and really well organised. Got my PB and had a wonderful day in..."
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How to enter the Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. Junior 3K

    Run 3km
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Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K routes


The route will take you into the heart of Cambridge, passing many historic University College buildings. Take a look around as you run through these closed streets – they really are stunning. You will then come out of the city centre, enter the well-groomed Jesus Green and run along the River Cam before hitting the roads again to make your way to the finish.

Water will be available at 4.5km and 8.5km – delivered to you by our amazing volunteers!


The event route will be similar to last year's, with the start on Victoria Avenue and the finish in Midsummer Common.

The route will take you into Jesus Green and into Midsummer Common along the River Cam before finishing in the Event Village.

Event Details

What’s Included
Once you’ve finished the race, we’ll give you a goody bag with a medal, and some free product samples. We no longer give a free t-shirt but these are available to purchase on entry.

There will be an Event Village for all participants, and prizes for top finishers.
Raceday Logistics
**Race packs posted if signed up pre October 1**

Age Restrictions:

10K runners must be 16 years+ on race day.

The Junior 3K is for runners aged 9-15 years.

Key Timings:

8am – Event Village opens
9am – The Junior 3K warm-up
9.15am - The Junior 3K starts
9.35am– 10K warm-up
10am - The 10K starts
11am– Trophy and prize presentation
13:00 – Event Village closes

Event Village:

The Event Village is on Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5.

It’s where you can have your registration queries answered, drop your bags off, use the toilets/changing facilities or buy food and drink.

The start and finish lines are just a one-minute warm-up jog away.

Race Packs & Chip-Timing:

We’ll send your running bib to the postal address you give us when you enter. If you register before Tuesday 1 October, you’ll get your bib one week before the event. If you sign up after this date, you’ll have to collect your race number on the day of the event. We’ll keep you informed ahead of the event.

If you give us your mobile number on entry, you’ll get an SMS with your chip-time shortly after you finish the race. All chip-timed results will be available on after the event.

Food & Drink:

You’ll find a number of food and drink stalls in the Event Village on the day. All of these donate a percentage of their sales to Muscular Dystrophy UK, so if you support them you’ll be helping support the charity. Keep an eye on the website in the coming months to see who’ll be there on the day. If you wish to support the day as a caterer, contact us via:


On the day, there will be trophies for the following categories in both the 10K and the Junior 3K:

Open prizes: first, second and third male and female
Age group prizes: first male and female in age groups

Should you qualify for an Open and an age group trophy, the greater value prize will be awarded to you. The other prize will be offered to the next finisher.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K start?
The 10k will start at 10am, however, the event village will be open from 8am.
When will I receive my race pack for the Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K?
You race pack will be sent to you by post if you sign up before Tuesday 1st October. After this you will have to pick up your race pack on the day.
The event is organised by Muscular Dystrophy UK, do I have to fundraise?
Fundraising is not compulsory, though it is highly encouraged so that collectively we can help to beat muscle wasting conditions sooner.
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Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Meet the organizer

Muscular Dystrophy UK (previously known as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions. Founded in 1959, we have been leading the fight against muscle-wasting conditions since then. We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.

Newton Cambridge Town and Gown 10K reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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    Jay S

    Did the 10K in 2018

    Lovely course, and really well organised. Got my PB and had a wonderful day in 2018. Will be back again.

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