United Kingdom·August 27 - 29 2021

RunFestRun Races for CarFest Visitors

Choose from multiple runs with routes planned and designed, by Steve Cram CBE and Events of the North at the UK's biggest running party.



Choose from multiple runs with routes planned and designed, by the legendary Steve Cram and his team at Events of the North. Please note, days and times may be subject to change. Please note, you can only access the RunFestRun festival grounds with a CarFest ticket for that day/ weekend. You will not be able to access the RunFestRun Festival site with just a race ticket.


Sunset Shuffle - Friday 27th August

Not timed. Warm up from 17:45, race starts at 18:00.


3k Road Race - Saturday 28th August

Not timed. Warm up from 12:15, race starts at 12:30.


5k - Saturday 28th August

Includes medal, bib & chip. Warm up from 13:45, race starts at 14:00.


10k - Saturday 28th August

Includes medal, bib & chip. Warm up at 09:15, race starts at 09:30.


Family Fun Run - Sunday 29th August

Not timed. Warm up 12:45, waves start at 13:00.


Half Marathon - Sunday 29th August

Includes medal, bib & chip. Warm up 09.15, race starts at 09:30.


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


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


  • 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


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


  • Campsite closes at 11am

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.

Many young children enjoy festivals - some of them enjoying live music for the first time on the shoulders of their parents. However, there are some precautions you may wish to take to ensure that it is an enjoyable experience for you all.

There will be live music on each day of the event. If you are intent on watching from close quarters we would recommend using ear protection on children for their own comfort. Likewise it is not recommended that young children get too close to the sound systems for the main stage.

The music each evening will go on until 10pm or 11pm. You should use your judgement and knowledge of your children to determine whether they, and therefore you, will find this enjoyable or not.

For hygiene and safety reasons ONLY registered guide dogs and hearing dogs will be allowed in any part of RunFestRun, including the campsite. Dogs cannot be left in vehicles or caravans at any time. Visitors attempting to bring a dog (other than assistance dogs) onto the campsite or festival site will be turned away and no ticket refunds will be available.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to work with the RunFestRun team and understand how the event operates. It’s also a great way to enjoy the festival and work alongside friends and family.

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer please contact info@runfestrun.co.uk.

RunFestRun encourages applications from deaf and disabled people. Assistance will be offered to those who wish to apply.  

Please note, you must be over 18 years of age to apply.

Please check the descriptions under each race. Your CarFest ticket will give you access to the event site, all workshops & talks, a shopping village, street food & bars, and much more. You must purchase a race ticket to take part in any of the races. 

All ticket purchases are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable.



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.



10km – minimum age 15 years


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


Accessible Road Race 3km – no age restriction, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years)

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



Half Marathon – minimum age of 17 years


3km – 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.

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

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 guidelines.

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 a licensed bar. 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.

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.

We are working to help raise money for Marathon Kids, you can donate at point of purchase.  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 endeavour 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.

On Saturday the 3km Road Race is suitable for wheelchair users and runners with buggies that don’t have all terrain and or off-road capability. 

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.

Please contact us for any specific queries.

RunFestRun Races for CarFest Visitors

United Kingdom· August 27 - 29 2021· 2 nights