carnival 5km run

After the success of our first 5km run last year we are very excited to be working with Results Base again for the 5km run ahead of our amazing parade on Saturday 4th July.

The route is our parade route which is a fast and flat 5k road race (a real chance to get a new PB!) and because it’s in front of our parade you will run on closed roads in front of thousands, and that’s not it;  it finishes in the main arena where you can then stay and enjoy the  rest of the carnival!

For more details and to enter the run please go to:


We would advise runners to walk to the start or get dropped off if possible to reduce traffic in the start area. For anyone coming from outside town there will be ample parking a few minutes from the start line in Tongwell (details will be confirmed in your pre-race email). There is limited parking at the finish on Riverside Meadow via Wellend Drive. Please do not park in the roads surrounding the meadow. Once you’ve enjoyed all the offerings of the Carnival event, its an easy 3k walk or jog back to the start and your vehicle.

Bag drop

A secure bag drop is available, although all items are left are your risk. Bags will be taken to the finish for collection on the meadow. You must show your race number to collect your belongings.

Included in the entry cost:

– Event medal
– Chip timing
– Entry into Riverside Meadow (normally £2)
– Official race photographer
– Optional T-shirt*
– Optional virtual run to get you training*Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K T-shirts can now also be bought as stand-alone items!

When paying your entry fee you can also pre-buy entry wristbands to Carnival for you family and friends.  These will be posted to you with your race pack.
— Adults – £2
— Children & OAPS’s – £1
— Under 5’s are free

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