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31st August 2019
We are excited to announce that the nation’s most popular running distance, the 5K, will be added to the Bedford Running Festival this summer.
Open to ages eight and above and with no time cut off, the Bedford 5K promises to be an inclusive, fun-filled, family-orientated experience. As with the Twilight 10K and Half Marathon, finishers will receive an eye-catching medal, and other sought-after goodies.
The additional event will take place after Bedford’s established parkrun, providing another opportunity for those who want to do both events, whilst also acting as a stepping stone towards longer distances at larger scaled running events.
Bedford 5K info
Is the course measured?
The course will be measured and verified by Association of UK Course Measurers
Is there a cut-off time?
No! All levels of ability are welcome
What is the date of the race?
Race is in the morning of Saturday 31.08.19
Where do we collect our race number from?
More info on this will be available soon
Is the race officially timed?
Official times will be provided by our timing company and will count for your new PB!
Is there a medal for finishers?
Where does the race start?
The race starts and finishes inside Priory Country Park, Bedford. For travel info see below
How much is the entry fee?
£12.50 + a booking fee
How old do I have to be to run?
8 years old or older on race day
What time does the race start?
The first wave of runners will start at 10:30am
What’s on at the festival?
See festival tab for more info
travel & parking
Parking for the event will be limited so please allow time to get from the town centre to the start. For the best parking suggestions please click here.
The Bus Service 4 between Bedford Town Centre and Goldington, via Wendover Drive, stops close to the entrance to Priory Park. Approx travel time 10 mins.
Bedford is just 35 mins from London by train! Bedford train station is on the Midland Main Line from London St Pancras to the East Midlands. For more information call +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit the National Rail Journey Planner.
There are various options to park your bike securely and we advise local runners to avoid cars. Secure bike parking will be provided inside Priory Park.