Running routes

RunFestRun brings you a weekend of running like no other. Whether it's your first or your thousandth - there's a run for everyone!

Friday

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Party Run
Runderwear Sunset Shuffle
Night Run

Party Run

Friday 22nd May - 16.15pm

*subject to limited numbers

NEW FOR 2020! If you thought you'd had all the fun you possibly could running... you were very much mistaken! The RunFestRun Party Run is a must for those of you who love a good time - why run and then party when you can do it all at the same time?!

Runderwear Sunset Shuffle

Friday 22nd May - 18.00pm

The Runderwear Sunset Shuffle gives you a sneak peek at Saturday’s running routes as the sun goes down over the historic horizon. Warm up your running legs and enjoy a gentle introduction to your weekend of running, at your own pace. There’s no need to register for this one; just grab your trainers and join us for a casual jog.

Night Run

Friday 22nd May - 21.45

*subject to limited numbers

Calling all night owls - get ready to step it up and step out for the Night Run. We'll be lighting up the park for this 5K route under the stars and dazzling in the darkness. More information on how to register coming soon!

Saturday

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2.5k
100,000 Inches Road Race
5k
10k
Half Marathon

2.5k

Saturday 23rd May - 11.45am

Starting and finishing on the festival site in the historic Deer Park, this route will take you past ancient oak trees and rolling parkland onto the world-famous Long Walk. Stunning views down to Windsor Castle and up to the copper horse statue of King George III will take your mind off the deceptive incline!

100,000 Inches Road Race

Saturday 23rd May - 16.15pm

The Road Race is a concrete course fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, or those who find pavement running helps them to pace themselves favourably compared to mixed-terrain.

5k

Saturday 23rd May - 14.45pm

Heading out of the Deer Park and away from the Castle, onto Duke's Lane and then turning left up Chaplain's Hill with stunning views of the Copper Horse, this route will take you deeper into the heart of the Great Park. Uphill to Chaplain's Lodge and then downhill past the Royal School and once again crossing ceremonial Duke's Lane, you will pass the Golden Jubilee statue of her Majesty the Queen before turning right down Queen Anne's ride onto the home straight through the estate village and back to the festival site. A mix of tarmac and grass running.

10k

Saturday 23rd May - 12.45pm

This longer route will take in Castle views from the world-famous Long Walk, wide smooth running surfaces through the top end of the Deer Park as you then head out through the rhododendron forest to Cow Pond, opened by her Majesty the Queen to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. Rangers' Avenue, skirting around Cumberland Lodge and then down Middle Hill across to the Queen's Jubilee statue and then once again the home straight down Queen Anne's ride through the village will take you back to the festival site. A mix of grass and tarmac will challenge all (min age 15 years).

Half Marathon

Saturday 23rd May - 8.45am

Much of historic Windsor Great Park will be incorporated into this magnificent half marathon route, comprising off-road trail running with some on-road stretches. As with all of events, the start and finish will be on the festival site. The half marathon will take you past the The Copper Horse on Snow Hill at the head of The Long Walk. Ancient oak forests in the Deer Park will lead to rhododendron around Cow Pond and Duke's Lane; the route taken by her Majesty the Queen throughout Royal Ascot week will lead to the bottom end of Queen Anne's Ride before a sharp right turn at the Jubilee Statue takes you back into the heart of the Great Park, and, from there, through once more to Queen Anne's Ride, through the Deer Park and back to the festival site. Especially created for a RunfestRun, this really is the best way to experience all of the history that the Great Park has to offer with running shoes on! (min age 17 years)

Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track

Saturday 23rd May - 9.45am & 13.00pm

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.

Sunday

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Kids Run Free
Running Club Relay
Fun Run

Kids Run Free

Sunday 24th May - 9.15am

Hosted by Kids Run Free, our kids run allows our youngest runners to run as much or as little as they want as we celebrate their achievements along the way. At Kids Run Free, their vision is for children and their families to become healthier, happier and more confident through being active. They reach children and their communities through our running programmes, Park Kids events and Marathon Kids schools, creating Kids Run Free Communities.

Visit their website to find out more about Kids Run Free in your community.

Running Club Relay

Sunday 24th May - 11.00am

Club affiliated runners gain automatic entry into our Running Club Relay, where clubs from all over the country are invited to compete in the company of running legends for the coveted title of Running Club Relay Champions! Enter your team of four now!

Fun Run

Sunday 24th May - 13.00pm

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.

RUNNING ROUTES

Running Routes curated by Steve Cram

Steve Cram is a legend of the athletics track and during the 1980s was one of the world's dominant middle distance runners. Affectionately known to the nation as 'The Jarrow Arrow', Steve won 1500m gold at the 1983 World Championships and 1500m silver at the 1984 Olympics and set world records in the 1500m, 2000m and the mile all within 19 days of each other in 1985. 

As well as being one of RunFestRun's esteemed Team Captains, Steve is also founder and co-director of Events of the North alongside his partner, fellow former British athlete Allison Curbishley. Between them, they organise a host of notable races across the north of England including the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon and Sunderland City Runs. 

For RunFestRun 2020, Crammy has carefully curated all of the weekend’s running routes around the majestic Windsor Great Park. The other Team Captains are suspicious that this insider information might give him a head start in beating their times… but we couldn’t be more thrilled that our resident race expert and King Bee has planned the challenging, captivating and exhilarating routes for all of our RunFestRunners.

See Windsor Great Park like never before...

We couldn't be more thrilled to be bringing RunFestRun to the glorious and historic grounds of Windsor Great Park for 2020. The extensive grounds will play host to a range of timed and non-timed running routes and races, all set to the backdrop of views of the park that you've never seen before.

With winding routes and simply stunning scenery, we can't wait to set up camp and cover some serious ground during the festival - it's set to be yet another truly unmissable weekend!

There really is something for every ability, whether you're lacing up your trainers for the first time or coming along to put months of training into action for a PB.