Bedford Running Festival – 2nd – 4th September 2022

Bedford Running Festival

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September 2022

More than just a running race. Join thousands at Bedfordshire’s MOST POPULAR weekend of running. Conquer the Bedford 5k, Twilight 10K, Bedford Half Marathon or Bedford 20 in 2022.

Festival opens Friday night, races are Saturday & Sunday. See below for details!

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  • Location: Russell Park, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3RH
  • Start times: 5K 9:30am SATURDAY | Twilight 10K 5:30pm SATURDAY | HM & 20 miles 9:30am SUNDAY
  • Distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & 20 Miles
  • Minimum Age: 5K – 11 years | 10K – 15 years | Half Marathon – 17yrs | 20 Miles – 18 years (ages at 04/09/22)
  • Activity: Running
  • Open to: Solo participants
  • Entry Fee: From £13
  • UKA License No: Applied for
  • Refunds Active Training World does not offer refunds, transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement or jury service, you will only be eligible for a transfer or credit note on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note or equivalent.
  • Event Cancellation If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example – but not limited to – adverse weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a credit note for the value of their entry fee (minus the booking fee) to be used on any ATW event.
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: Active Training World
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk

Registration and the information desk will be open on the day from 8:00am

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have read this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Early pack collection will be advised nearer the time.


Closed Road Race.

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:



There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

Custom designed medal for all finishers!

Add a medal insert to commemorate your time; whether it’s your first race or a new PB! Available to purchase for an additional £8.
Simply add MEDAL INSERT on your registration form and you’ll be sent the insert in the mail shortly after race day, for you to apply to your medal and display proudly!

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Parking is charged at £5

Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be a baggage area at this event.

Toilets will be provided for the event.

Water Station
Water will be provided on the half marathon route in 330ml bottles made from recycled plastic.

Due to street furniture, unfortunately we are unable to provide a wheelchair wave, however this is something we will be looking into for 2023.

Headphones are not permitted for any part of the event (except medically prescribed hearing devices)

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth, gender and email details will be passed onto Event Chip Timing. 

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.

5) By entering this event, the athlete understands their relevant information will be shared with the medical provider, governing sports body and any other 3rd party deemed necessary by ATW for the safe running of the event. 


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Whether this is your first event and want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of improving your goals. We’ve teamed up with Chili Tri to offer plans that sync with your device and calendar PLUS you get daily e-mail contact from a qualified coach!


Ticket Details

  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • Please supply your estimated run time in minutes/seconds (e.g. 50.34)
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.
Details Price Qty
SAT 5K UKA Affiliated £13.00 (GBP)*  
SAT 5K Unaffiliated £15.00 (GBP)*  
SAT 10K UKA Affiliated £23.00 (GBP)*  
SAT 10K Unaffiliated £25.00 (GBP)*  
SUN Half Marathon UKA Affiliated £30.00 (GBP)*  
SUN Half Marathon Unaffiliated £32.00 (GBP)*  
SUN 20 Mile UKA Affiliated £32.00 (GBP)*  
SUN 20 Mile Unaffiliated £34.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee

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