General Info

RunFestRun 2021 will take place on 27-29 August 2021 at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire

RunFestRun will take place alongside Chris Evans’ CarFest, the family festival fundraising millions for UK Children’s Charities.

RunFestRun will operate as originally planned throughout the day, with a fantastic series of runs, designed by the legendary Steve Cram CBE, through the grounds of Laverstoke Park Farm.

When you’re not running you can enjoy inspiring talks from running heroes including Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson, family activities, fitness workshops, our shopping village and fabulous street food and drink.

During the evening, RunFestRun visitors will join CarFest to party with headline acts on the main stage including Rick Astley, All Saints, James Blunt, James Bay, McFly and Texas.

CarFest and RunFestRun remain separate festival sites and can be accessed via a bridge over a road and short walk (no more than 5 minutes). A crossing point will be provided for those who are unable to climb stairs.

If you bought tickets for the May dates in Windsor, your tickets will be automatically transferred to the new August dates. You don’t need to do anything.

Our normal policy is that we don’t offer refunds or exchanges on tickets. However, in these current challenging times we can offer a couple of options for you:

You can rollover your tickets to 2022. Please email us at tickets@runfestrun.co.uk with your booking reference number. We will keep your booking in our system to ensure your tickets are automatically rolled to our 2022 event.

You can request a refund by emailing your booking reference to tickets@runfestrun.co.uk Please bear with us, we’re experiencing a high number of requests and refunds may take 6-8 weeks to process. 

If you would like to request a refund you must let us know by 11th April.

We are still working through the final details, but we intend to keep the running schedule the same as shown on the website here: www.runfestrun.co.uk/running

The music line up will be as shown here: www.runfestrun.co.uk/party

RunFestRun ticket holders can cross the bridge to explore CarFest before 5:30pm if you choose to, but adults will have to pay a ‘bridge toll’ of £25 p/day. Kids go free. Tickets can’t be swapped or changed in advance.

CarFesterers will have the opportunity to enter a run at RunFestRun.

Places will be allocated to RunFestRun visitors as a priority. Entries must be registered in advance and registration will be open for CarFesters in mid-June.

There will be an entry fee of £25 per adult and £15 per child per run

Tickets can’t be swapped or changed in advance.

Thank you for being one of our greatest fans! You can choose to go to both festivals throughout the weekend, but we need you to choose whether you would like to camp and/or park at RunFestRun or CarFest.

If you choose to camp/park at CarFest, you get a full refund of your RunFestRun ticket. If you want to enter one of RunFestRun’s scheduled runs then you will need to register in advance. We will send you more details of how to do this nearer the time.

If you choose to camp/park at RunFestRun, you will get a full refund on your CarFest tickets and you will get given a free pass to cross over into CarFest throughout the weekend.

For either of the above, please email tickets@runfestrun.co.uk with your reference number, details of your existing booking and your preferred action by 11th April. Please bear with us; we are working hard to deal with all enquiries as quickly as we can.

A contribution equivalent to at least 20% of RunFestRun ticket revenue will contribute towards the CarFest infrastructure and evening entertainment.

We currently do not plan to test visitors on entry, or check vaccination history. However, should government guidelines require us to implement this procedure, we will do so and inform ticket holders in advance.

Yes, absolutely, Chris and Natasha Evans (and family) will all be joining us at RunFestRun throughout the weekend. They’ll be joining the runs, and making appearances on stage.

Friday

  • Carpark 11am – 10:45pm
  • Campsite 11am – last entry 9pm
  • Campervans & Caravan Campsite 11am – last entry 9pm
  • Festival arena 12pm – 9pm


Sat

  • Carpark 8am – 11:15pm
  • Campsite 8am – last entry 9pm
  • Campervans & Caravan Campsite arrival ONLY between 7am-9am and after 5:30pm-10pm
  • Festival arena 8:30am – 10pm

Sun


  • Carpark 8am – 10:45pm
  • Campsite - open
  • Campervans & Caravan Campsite ONLY exit until 9am or after 6pm.
  • Festival arena 8:30am – 5pm

Mon

  • Campsite closes at 11am

Ticket Information

Weekend Tickets - Purchased before 25th October 2020

 

Weekend tickets will give you access to the RunFestRun festival site on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and access to all races on those days. All customers who purchased weekend tickets before 25th October 2020 have three nights camping included in their tickets (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

 

Weekend Tickets - No Camping:

 

Due to changes in campsite capacities due to Covid-19 safety precautions of providing additional space between tents, we are now selling a weekend ticket without camping. Weekend tickets with no camping will give you access to the RunFestRun festival site on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and all races on those days. If you wish to camp, and we have availability, you will be able to ‘ADD ON’ camping to your weekend ticket for £35 per adult, £25 per child.

 

Camping Passes:

 

These can only be purchased alongside weekend tickets for the festival. These passes must be purchased per person and include access to the campsite for three nights, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August.

 

The campsite has toilets, showers and catering outlets for food, coffee and soft drinks.

 

We’re pleased to note that our entire campsite is family-friendly - no areas are particularly noisy and all areas have a curfew and hold the same rules.

 

Glamping options are available to purchase as an add-on to your ticket.

 

Please note: if you would like to bring a campervan/caravan/trailer tent/sleep-in vehicle you MUST purchase a permit.

 

Campervan Passes:

 

These must be purchased alongside a camping pass per person. Only one campervan pass is required for the multiple individuals staying within the campervan.

 

Day Tickets:

 

Your day tickets allows you access to the festival site on your chosen day but not the campsite. 

 

Campsite and Festival Opening Times

 

The festival and campsite opening times will be confirmed closer to the event.

 

Ticket prices can be found on our ticket information page.

Please note we do not offer any refunds or exchanges on tickets on any tickets. Please contact us at info@runfestrun.co.uk if you have any further queries. 

Running

Please see below for a breakdown of all the running distances on offer, and relevant age restrictions.

 

FRIDAY

 

Sunset Shuffle – no age restriction, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years). An easy ‘shuffle’ 3km route; not timed. We make it back to the festival village just in time to watch the sunset.

 

SATURDAY


10km – Minimum age of 15 years

 

5km – no age restriction, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years)

  

2.5k Family Road Race – no age restriction, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years). Fully accessible for buggies/wheelchairs.


Families On Track -  no age restrictions, but children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years).


SUNDAY

 

Half Marathon – minimum age of 17 years

 

2.5km – no age restriction, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years)

 

Family Fun Run – no age restrictions, but children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years). 5km route

 

Running Club Relay – minimum age 16. A four leg, 1.3k relay for national running clubs.

 

Registered participants are free to run, jog, dance or walk at their own pace in any of our races.

Laverstoke Park Farm has a mix of compacted gravel, grassy tracks and tarmac pathways.

We recommend a strong pair of running shoes suitable for multiple terrains. No map, compass or any other method of navigation is required.

Buggies and/or wheelchairs with an all-terrain and/or off-road capability are welcome to take part in the 2.5km and 5km routes. For safety reasons you will be asked to start at the back. The 10km and half marathon routes are not ideal for buggies and all terrain wheelchairs but if you wish to have a go, please let us know.

The 2.5k Family Road Race route is suitable for wheelchair users and runners with buggies that do not have all-terrain and/or off-road capability.

The use of chip timing will be used to record and determine results for all Saturday and Sunday races. Chips will be embedded in your running number which you will need to pin to your t-shirt.

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at this event, except for assistance dogs. No dogs will be allowed on any of the running courses.

All routes will have checkpoints that will be marked on the route maps. These will be emailed to you and available on the website two weeks before the festival.  

Checkpoints will offer water and a variety of basic nutrition. These should be treated as a complement to the personal supplies you bring. These will be self-service to comply with covid regulations.

Listening to music is permitted while running on the courses, but headphones must not be worn within the first km or on the approach to checkpoints. We advise not having your earphones in while going through the festival site, as you’ll miss out on everyone cheering you on!

Refreshments will be made available to purchase via food vendors and licensed bars. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink into the campsite but not into the festival site.

Don’t panic, plenty of showers and toilets will be provided. Both weekend and day ticket holders will have access to the showers and changing facilities. The showers will be available for the duration of the festival.

Every participant will receive a medal free of charge.

Tickets Purchased Before 25th October 2020

 

A race t-shirt is included with weekend, Saturday and Sunday adult and child (6-17) tickets and will be available from race registration. Just like the London Marathon, we will be using the RunFestRun 2020 t-shirts that we had printed as this is a more sustainable option than having these reprinted. Please note that we will do our best to allocate sizes, but we cannot guarantee all sizes will be available.

 

Tickets Purchased after 25th October 2020

 

T-shirts will not be included in any tickets purchased after the 25th October 2020. This is reflected in the price of the ticket. Limited numbers of t-shirts will be available to purchase onsite at the festival.

 

Guest Tickets

 

T-shirts will not be included in any guest tickets, however, you will still receive a chip and bib. Limited numbers of t-shirts will be available to purchase onsite at the festival.

Please note that a condition of entering RunFestRun is that photographs may be used in the future by RunFestRun for marketing purposes.

 

We will be working with professional photographers to capture photographs of all race participants which will be linked to your race number.

There is no specific charity associated with RunFestRun. You are more than welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice.

There will be water stations at different points across each route, which will be marked out on the onsite maps of the Festival. These will be self service to comply with covid guidelines. 

Smoking is not allowed in any of the marquees or structures. Visitors who wish to smoke are asked to respect others by refraining from smoking in busy areas, around children or around food.

Any enquiries about lost property should be made at the Organisers' Office. We endeavor to reunite all lost property with its owners after the festival, so please email info@runfestrun.co.uk with details of the item lost once you return home from the festival.

We do not allow picnics to be brought in to the festival. Folding chairs can be brought in and set up beyond the marked out ‘standing only’ area in front of the stage.  Please note, our policy is one chair per person and these chairs must be foldable.

We do not allow gazebos, laysacs, windbreakers or tents. Structures like these block the view of the stage for other RunFestRunners, so please be considerate of your fellow festival goers when setting up your area for the evening and don’t take up too much space!

Most caterers and vendors will take card. However, we will have cash machines on site just in case.

Camping at RunFestRun

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES FOR YOUR SAFETY:

  • Open fires and BBQs are not permitted
  • Only purpose-built gas stoves with small gas bottles (2.2kg) are permitted, no spare bottles to be brought
  • Generators are not permitted
  • Please use bins provided
  • Keep fire lanes clear
  • Empty toilet waste into tanks provided not toilet units
  • Caravans and Campervan should bring sufficient gas bottles in the fitted cylinders on the vehicle only.  No spare bottles should be brought on site
  • Gazebos and windbreakers are not permitted on the campsite
  • There will be no vehicle movements on the campsite over the weekend
  • No sound systems will be permitted on site
  • Pitches will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Sleeping in cars overnight is not permitted
  • In the event of needing assistance, medical or otherwise, please contact any steward or member of campsite staff who can radio for assistance
  • Strictly no fire/Chinese lanterns on site
  • Strictly no fireworks on site
  • No water source should be deemed drinking water unless specifically labelled as such
  • No glass onsite (including alcohol bottles)
  • In the event of needing assistance, medical or otherwise, please contact any steward or member of campsite staff who can radio for assistance
  • Please remain vigilant to fire safety in order to help keep yourselves and other festival goers safe
  • No dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, are allowed in the campsite or the festival site.
  • Campers are requested to return any trailers or large trolleys used to bring items into the campsite back to their cars or the trolley holding area at the campsite entrance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Visitors must have purchased a permit to be allowed onto the campsite with their vehicle. These must be purchased alongside a camping pass per person. Only one campervan pass is required for the multiple individuals staying within the campervan. 

Glamping is available onsite - this will be available to book soon. Please ensure you are signed up to the mailing list to be the first to know. 

Accessibility

Please find our full Accessibility information here.

Parking Information

Car parking is available free of charge to all festival ticket-holders. The parking areas are located within the festival site and are professionally managed. There is also 24 hour security on-site, which includes regular patrols of the parking areas. All types of vehicles are permitted in the parking areas, including motorbikes and live-in vehicles, although it is not permitted to sleep in live-in vehicles in the parking areas.

Chains and bike locks will not be provided by the organisers. Any bikes are left at the owner's risk and although highly unlikely, we cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss.

 

Bikes are not permitted in the festival village.