Next Race: 28/01/2024
Russell Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3RH
This flat, fast, traffic-free and chip timed event is a sure-fire guaranteed way to give you the best chance of a PB over the 5 or 10 mile distance.
The distances are popular with runners early in the year for many reasons. For some its the start of a Spring marathon build up, for others its the unique distance that they like to challenge themselves annually, and for many its simply a winter challenge to provide an early-year target to kick-start their fitness drives.
This 5mile lap course starts and finishes on the beautiful Bedford Embankment and runs out alongside the flat, tree lined river Ouse. Heading out towards Priory Park on hard standing traffic-free paths, you will loop around the beautiful Priory Lake before traversing the paths alongside the River Ouse and a finish line back on the embankment. The whole route is on traffic-free tarmac or firm paths and with less than 100m of elevation across the whole course its bound to be a crowd pleaser and PB beater.
The 10 mile route will head out and complete the lap for a second time.
This event is more than just a run. You’ll be welcomed home by a professional commentator and your cheer-squad will be kept fed and watered by quality caterers while you run.
A FREE Children’s Fun Run will also take place before the 10 mile start (no need to book, just turn up to registration, and you’re welcome to use it as a warm-up for the main event!)
Reasons to enter this event:
The perfect way to start a new year
Very popular event
Well marked course
Custom designed medal
Finish line snacks & goodies
Positive reviews from previous participants (see below)
There is no allocated parking for this race. There are plenty of parking locations in Bedford within a short walk of the Race HQ.