We have three carefully designed covid-secure runs all for families. Take your pick!
Taking place Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August - Timings below
Paula Radcliffe is a vocal advocate for family health and fitness and her concept of “Families on Track” encompasses everything she believes in as a runner…but more importantly as a mum! This new exciting event offers an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a safe, fun and competitive event as a unit together. Mum, Dad. Kids, Grandparents, and other family members complete the 10km distance as a continuous relay, in whichever order or combination they decide upon. This offers a unique concept of adults and children running together, embracing exercise, but in a fun race format that can include everyone, no matter what age or ability.
How does it work?
There are 3 laps of varying distances. 1km, 500m and 250m. on a safe enclosed course. Each family must complete 10km total distance in any combination of those distances they chose. (e.g. 6 x 1km 5 x 500m 6 x 250m=10km). Each leg is completed by an individual who then hands over to another family member for the next leg. You can run in any order and run any distance as long as you eventually complete 10km. Changeovers take place in the “Crazy Zone”. This is where the fun happens! Each family will have its own Pen in the Crazy Zone. Sort the changes and cheer each other on. When you complete the distance the whole family group joins together for the Glory Leg up to the Finish Line.
Marathon Kids UK inspires the next generation to become physically active.
We believe that running has the power to show kids they can achieve more than they ever dreamed possible!
The Marathon Kids UK programme and accompanying tracking systems encourages kids to set goals and run distances of multiple marathons over the course of an academic year.
One kilometre at a time, our Marathon Kids unlock their potential, learning grit, determination, and the feeling of pure joy that comes from crushing your goals — mentally as well as physically.
Sunday 29th August
Sunday is our fun day - and not just because it rhymes - but because it's when we cast the timing chips aside and set you off with your Team Captains for a fun run that just has to be seen to be believed. Collect points for your teams as you complete the RunFestRun Big Bug Fun Run, before partying the day away and celebrating an unparalleled weekend of running highs and memories made.
Aside from the epic memory making family runs, we have so much more to make your family's experience one to remember.
Keepers of calm, Mortimer Nannies are thrilled to be returning to RunFestRun. The Nannies will be providing care throughout the weekend, allowing parents to take part in any races and events, safe in the knowledge that the little ones will be having a lovely time.
Each session will be manned by the Mortimer Team which is made up of qualified Nannies, Child Carers and DBS checked assistants – all who have been carefully vetted and chosen with Festivals in mind. With generous Adult:Child ratios and decades of experience you can be assured that the children will be safe, happy and having just as much fun as you.
The Mortimer Yurt is decked out with board games, fancy dress, toys, crafts and cosy nooks with blankets and beanbags. The Nannies will be keeping their charges busy with a tiring range of messy, crafty, fun activities and outdoor games. By night it will be time to chill out and snuggle down – there will be beds, blankets, snuggle pods and cushions with the opportunity to play board games by torchlight, listen to a story, get arty in the craft corner or simply watch a movie and drift off to sleep.
The Price family proudly present “The Great British Funfair”, an authentic vintage fairground for both young and old to enjoy. Big wheels, carousels, swingboats and all the trimmings, presented by a family with over 140 years of history in the business!
Think crafts, workshops, and more. Watch this space for all the brilliant activities we will have on offer for you and your kids at RunFestRun!