Cambridge Town and Gown 10k

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Organiser's Description

Cambridge Town and Gown is our autumn run of the series. The 2021 event will be the 10th edition of the run and this landmark year will see us join forces with the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon to bring you The Cambridge Festival of Running!

The Cambridge Festival of Running will feature our MDUK Town and Gown 10k and Junior 3k, which will take place on Saturday 16 October, followed by TTP Cambridge Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday 17 October.

Our scenic 10k route takes you through the heart of Cambridge passing many landmarks, historic university college buildings and along the River Cam.

All of our 10k runs our licensed by Run Britain and we're proud to be the recipient of a bronze award for the Best 10k in East England by The Running Awards 2019 and 2020.

Entries are now open at an early bird rate until 31 March 2021 or until the first 1,000 entries are full. From 1st April 2021 or after 1,000 entries the ticket prices will increase by £2.


  • 10k Entry 16+yrs. from:
    £28 BOOK
  • 3k Junior Entry 9-15yrs.
    £15 BOOK

Once you’ve finished the race, we’ll give you a goody bag with a medal, and some free product samples.

We no longer give a free t-shirt but these are available to purchase on entry.

Cambridge Town and Gown will now be on Saturday 16 October 2021 and our schedule is planned as follows (TBC closer to event date).

8am – Event Village opens

9am – The Junior 3k warm-up

9.15am - The Junior 3k starts

9.35am– 10k warm-up

10am - The 10k starts

11am– Trophy and prize presentation

13:00 – Event Village closes

The TTP Cambridge Half Marathon will follow on Sunday 17 October 2021 and details of their race will be updated on their website.

The Event Village for both Cambridge Town and Gown and the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon is on Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5.

It’s where you can have your registration queries answered, drop your bags off, use the toilets/changing facilities or buy food and drink.

The start and finish lines are just a one-minute warm-up jog away.

Our route will take you into the heart of Cambridge, passing many historic University College buildings. Take a look around as you run through these closed streets – they really are stunning. You will then come out of the city centre, enter the well-groomed Jesus Green and run along the River Cam before hitting the roads again to make your way to the finish.

Water will be available at 4.5km and 8.5km – delivered to you by our amazing volunteers!

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If you registered before Tuesday 1 October 2021, you’ll get your bib in the post one week before the event. If you sign up after this date, you’ll have to collect your race number on the day of the event from the Event Village in Midsummer Common from 8am-9.30am. We’ll keep you informed ahead of the event.

If you give us your mobile number on entry, you’ll get an SMS with your chip-time shortly after you finish the race. All chip-timed results will be available on after the event.

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