GreenbeltRun

We’re Back! After the rampant success of GreenbeltRun in 2018 where we had over 240 participants, 2019 is set to be even bigger and better, with a new, improved route!

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The Run

Inspired by parkrun, who organise free weekly runs in local parks, GreenbeltRun is a 5km run during Greenbelt Festival around the beautiful grounds of Boughton House.

Run, walk or jog: this isn’t a race, but a chance to meet other festival goers, see more of the estate and get some exercise. It doesn’t matter how long you take — last year, times ranged from 18 to 57 minutes; our tailwalker guarantees that you won’t be last.

Inspired by parkrun, who organise free weekly runs in local parks, GreenbeltRun is a 5km run during Greenbelt Festival around the beautiful grounds of Boughton House.

2019 Details

Arrive for an 8.15am start at the campsite office, in the middle of the main campsite. We’ll do a short briefing and then Greenbelt favourite Martyn Joseph will sound the starter!

There’s no need to sign up in advance this year. So just remember to bring your kit and we’ll see you there.

Our tailwalkers this year are broadcaster Cole Moreton and ultrarunner Burjor Langdana. Expect wise stories and witty anecdotes all the way round!

This year’s route finishes at the 24 Hour Cafe, a great spot for your adoring fans to cheer you across the finishing line. Please stick around and join us for a coffee and the all-important prize giving at around 09:15.

Arrive for an 8.15am start at the campsite office, in the middle of the main campsite. We’ll do a short briefing and then Greenbelt favourite Martyn Joseph will sound the starter!

There’s no need to sign up in advance this year. So just remember to bring your kit and we’ll see you there.

Our tailwalkers this year are broadcaster Cole Moreton and ultrarunner Burjor Langdana. Expect wise stories and witty anecdotes all the way round!

This year’s route finishes at the 24 Hour Cafe, a great spot for your adoring fans to cheer you across the finishing line. Please stick around and join us for a coffee and the all-important prize giving at around 09:15.

Buy the T

Purchase our GreenbeltRun T-Shirt for 2019.

Choose between Gold, Fire Red or Sapphire Blue.

All t-shirts will be available to collect from the G-Store on site, we won’t be sending any t-shirts before the festival.

Purchase our GreenbeltRun T-Shirt for 2019.

Choose between Gold, Fire Red or Sapphire Blue.

All t-shirts will be available to collect from the G-Store on site, we won’t be sending any t-shirts before the festival.

Order yours now!
Buy the T

Volunteer as a marshall

If you don’t fancy running or walking round, why not volunteer with us? We need marshalls around the route to direct runners and be on hand in case there are any problems.

We’ll be doing a briefing for all our marshalls at 8pm on the Friday evening in the Foundry, so please email Nick and come along to that if you’d like to help.

If you don’t fancy running or walking round, why not volunteer with us? We need marshalls around the route to direct runners and be on hand in case there are any problems.

We’ll be doing a briefing for all our marshalls at 8pm on the Friday evening in the Foundry, so please email Nick and come along to that if you’d like to help.

Q&A

Is there a charge?

No, GreenbeltRun is free for anyone at Greenbelt.

I can’t run. Can I still join?

Yes! You can walk the course or cheer from the sidelines.

What do I need to bring?

If you’re running, probably trainers; if you’re walking, then something comfortable. You may want to book a shower.

If you’re under 11, you need a responsible adult to run with you.

Is this a parkrun?

Many of us do parkrun and its values seem similar to Greenbelt’s – participation, community, sustainability, accessibility, volunteering, and a love-hate relationship with mud. However, parkruns are recurring events happening every Saturday at 9am so this can’t be an official parkrun.

What surfaces are we running on?

The route for the run is on fields and paths around the beautiful Boughton House. The weather will greatly effect whether it’s a mud run or not!

Is it accessible?

There is a BSL signer for the briefing, and visually-impaired runners can bring a guide runner or an assistance dog. Sadly the course is not suitable for wheelchairs-users.

Can you scan my parkrun barcode?

As this is not an official parkrun, we don’t scan. Many of you use your own stopwatch or app, but we’re also exploring whether we can source a large clock too. If you know how we might be able to get one, let us know.

Can I help?

Yes! Every year we will need a good number of marshals to show people the route. If you’re keen, please email Nick.

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