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Quendon and Rickling RunFest

Rickling Green, Essex

Rickling Green Rd, Saffron Walden CB11, UK

Sat 18th September 2021

5 races

£2.23 - £14.90


Although we expect to be out of lockdown restrictions we will still be operating plenty of social distancing and minimal contact practices.

Start times for the runs will be staggered so you will start in small groups rather than one mass start.

All of the festival activities will be no contact with social distancing and sanitisation practices in place.

There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff.

The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.

There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.

If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.

Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the finish area as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating.

Q&R RunFest has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description


The Quendon & Rickling RunFest is back after the postponement of 2020 (and early 2021!!) with a choice of 10k & 5k mixed terrain fun run, and a 1k fun run for younger participants. We also have a NEW 1km ROUTE to make it a little more interesting for the kids!

We will once again be putting on a festival atmosphere though this years run due to obvious reasons will be a bit of a scaled down affair.

Starting on the Village Green, the run is largely off road and multi terrain making use of woodland paths, local footpaths and bridleways. The event will appeal to runners of all levels of fitness as well as the more experienced. Primary school age children may enter the 1k.

A great community event with 100% of the proceeds going towards Rickling Primary School for new facilities.

Please note - there will be NO on the day entries but the online booking deadline has now been extended and you will be able to collect your race pack on the day if you book after Sunday 12th September


  • 10 Km

    On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £14.90 CLOSED
  • 5 Km

    On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £14.90 CLOSED
  • 10 Km - Student

    Student Discount - These Will Be Verified. On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £12.88 CLOSED
  • 5 Km - Student

    Student Discount - These Will Be Verified. On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £12.88 CLOSED
  • 1 Km Fun Run

    Please Register Using the Childs Name and Complete the 'Guardians Name' Box Below.

    £2.23 CLOSED


  • 10 Km

    On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £14.90 CLOSED
  • 5 Km

    On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £14.90 CLOSED
  • 10 Km - Student

    Student Discount - These Will Be Verified. On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £12.88 CLOSED
  • 5 Km - Student

    Student Discount - These Will Be Verified. On the Day Race Pack Collection

    £12.88 CLOSED
  • 1 Km Fun Run

    Please Register Using the Childs Name and Complete the 'Guardians Name' Box Below.

    £2.23 CLOSED
What's Included

Chip timing (5k & 10k only)

Bespoke Finisher Medals

Bespoke Winners Trophies

Friendly village green setting

Festival fun for all!

Food, drink and bouncy castles for the kids



Rickling Green, CB11 3YG

Half way between Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden.

Course Details

Kids Fun Run

1 km around the green, providing an ideal opportunity for parents to cheer on their children! Safe and fun for everyone to get involved. NEW ROUTE FOR 2020!! All will be revealed soon ...

5k / 10k trail run

Starting on the Village Green, the run is undulating, and largely off road making use of woodland paths, local footpaths and bridleways.

Check out a fly-through of the 5K route here:

Check out a fly-through of the 10K route here:

The Festival


Ice Cream

Bouncy Castle

Drinks & Refreshments

Kids 1K Sponsorship

This year we are once again encouraging children to raise sponsorship for the school by competing in the Quendon & Rickling RunFest 2021.

By using JustGiving for sponsorship we can claim an extra 25% through GiftAid for any monies sponsored by UK tax payers, in addition to making it much more straightforward to collect funds.

Please visit the link below to set up your own fundraising page through JustGiving.

You will either need to register or sign in if you already have a JustGiving account. It is really simple, and only takes a minute or two.

Age Limits

1k fun run - Open to primary school age children

5k - 11yrs old or over on race day (if running unaccompanied)

10k - 15 yrs or over on race day (if running unaccompanied)

No age limit for children wishing to run the 5k event if they are accompanied by a running / paying adult.

Children under the age of 11 wishing to run the 5k event unaccompanied may do so but will need to have a guardians approval disclaimer signed at registration - please get in touch with us before hand.


There is limited parking available in the field just a short walk from the village green, and at Terrace & Garden next to the cricket pavillion.

We will send out details of the parking options in the week before the race.

Please try and car share where possible, to save the planet and to reduce the congestion on the roads into the village!


We rely on volunteers to make this event possible, so if you would like to help out in any way then please email



If you are unable to compete you may be able to receive a refund up to 4 weeks before race day.

Within 4 weeks we will not be able to offer a refund, however you may transfer your entry to someone else up to 7 days before the event.


You can transfer your entry to someone else up to 7 days before the event. You may also transfer your entry between the 10k and 5k. Please email


Running with dogs is not permitted. All dogs on and around the event area must be kept on a lead at all times due to the number of small children around.


You are welcome to run with a suitable running buggy, however please be aware that this is a trail run and certain parts of the course will be bumpy. If you choose to run with a buggy then you will need to give priority to runners, and you will need to start the race at the back of the field as the early part of the course is quite narrow as it goes into the woods.


There will be facilities available at the school and at the pub.


The course will be well marshalled. We rely on volunteers to make this event possible, so if you would like to help out in any way then please email

Any inappropriate or aggressive behaviour towards the event staff or event marshals will not be tolerated and will be strictly dealt with.


The course will be fully marked with km markers, and will be marshalled, however it is your responsibility to know the route. The event organisers will not accept responsibility for anyone failing to follow the correct route for whatever reason.

The course is accurately measured and marked out however due to discrepancies in GPS devices the organisers can not be held responsible for any small variances in the event distance. This is a fun run - you are not Kenenisa Bekele.


We will be operating a secure bag drop facility on the race day. The organisers accept no responsibility for loss or damage to any property.


We will have water stations on the course and at the finish, however it is advisable to bring your own water for the start and finish as on hot days we may have to limit the amount we are able to give away.


We will have a designated medical assistance in the event area. If you require any medical assistance please see a marshal or a member of the race team.


It is your responsibility to determine if you are physically able to compete in the event.


In the unlikely event that the event can not go ahead on the date as planned due to reasons out of our control then the event will be re-scheduled and your entry will be transferred to that event. The event is a charity fundraising event for the school, and costs have already been incurred.

Registration & Race Packs

Due to the current situation and social distancing guidelines, and to help reduce the delays and queues in the registration hall, this year we are posting out your race packs to you. That way you can then just turn up and run!

As such the entry fee has increased slightly to accommodate this, but only by £2.

There will be no entries on the day and with this in mind we have extended booking and you will be able to collect your number on the day - please follow directions when arriving and allow enough time to get parked and navigate any queues.

Bookings made before Sunday12th September will have race packs posted, after this date please collect on the day

Start Times & Format

You will be allocated your start wave time by email in the week before the event.

Runners will be set off in waves, depending in your expected finish time.

Please arrive into the start area at your allotted time otherwise you may have to wait before we can fit you in to a later start time.

4.5 · 13 Reviews


·2 years ago

A fun day. I really enjoyed the 1k run and I am now going to run 5k with my mum next year! Thank you for organising the event.

·2 years ago

Great Fun Organised Event. Really enjoyed the out & back this past Sunday. Great course, very well organised!

·2 years ago

A Lovely Community Event. A very well organised, community event. It was fun and family friendly, especially with the 1k fun run being held before the longer runs, so everyone one could watch the little ones as they raced round the village green. The route of the 10k was scenic and the marshals were super enthusiastic. Add in plenty of parking and fabulous weather and you have a pretty perfect event.

·2 years ago

Lovely country run. Despite heat and humidity from parking, collecting number, Marshall’s and commentators encouragement, it was a well organised and friendly run.

·2 years ago

Great 10k run. Prerace- collected my race number when I arrived there which was quick and easy. The race took longer than I thought to get started as there was a 1k fun run before the main 5/10k runs start of the run- Seemed a little confusing at the beginning as 10k runners were supposed to be at the front of the start line and 5ks following but it seemed not many people understood this but once it got started it went well and the marshals were very helpful and supportive. The track was a little tricky as a lot of it was on loose stone paths but was good for a challenge At the end, you could print out your race time and position which was very helpful

·2 years ago

Very friendly & well organised event. Lovely route, fab medals & free water bottles. My 3 teenage girls & I really enjoyed it. Great location.

·2 years ago

Well organised, challenging course. The race was well organised and flowed smoothly. It was a challenging course due to the undulating route (added to that it was also a hot day). I will be back next year!

·2 years ago

Nice day out. I was made aware of this event by my sons school so thought I’d give it a go. Bit of a queue to get in to the car park but that was to be expected. Once in the lady at the entrance was very friendly and they seemed quite organised. I just followed the crowd to the school as didn’t really know where I was going and had to ask someone where I collected my race number from which I collected easily enough. I took myself over to the start and waited til we were instructed to go! It was suppose to be 10k first then 5k but everyone seemed to go at the same time! The course is very pleasant with a couple of hills but they could have done with a few more marshals as several people went the wrong way! I enjoyed it but was a bit miffed with the ‘medal’ as not sure you could actually call it that! Overall it’s a lovely event and I suspect I will take part again especially now I know what is what 😁

·2 years ago

Very enjoyable. This event was well organised , marshals were great and everyone involved made this a pleasant experience. Will run this again next year

·2 years ago

Well organised, friendly event. First time running this on Sunday. Very good organisation both beforehand and on the day. Lots of helpers around for parking and marshalling. Very hilly course so be warned! It is mainly in countryside so stunning views.

·2 years ago

A friendly run. I've done this run a couple of times now - not the largest, (which is a plus for me), but one of the friendliest! Its probably not for you if you are looking to beat your PB, but is for you if looking for a lovely run across varied terrain.

·2 years ago

A well organised event. Set in a lovely village, easy parking and very well organised. Great route and really enjoyed it. Will sign up again next year. A little pricey for a run though but understand its for a good cause

·2 years ago

Great Event. Well organised and good course. Event afterwards was a great addition.
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