Quendon and Rickling RunFest

Rickling Green, Essex
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Organiser's Description

The Quendon & Rickling RunFest is back after the posponment of 2020 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 for 2020 to make it a little more interesting for the kids!

After the success of last year we will once again be incorporating a true festival atmosphere with bouncy castles, games, stalls, raffles, ice cream, beer stalls, BBQ and much more, so we're looking forward to lots people signing up to join in the fun!

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.

Provisional date - bookings will open up once confirmed.




  • 10 km Includes race pack delivery
    £14.50 CLOSED
  • 5 km Includes race pack delivery
    £14.50 CLOSED

Chip timing

Bespoke Finisher Medals

Post Race Massage!

Bespoke Winners Trophies

Friendly village green setting

Festival with fun, games, food drink and entertainment for all!


Race Pack Delivery

Rickling Green, CB11 3YG

Half way between Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden.

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.

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:

Bouncy Castles

Coffee & Tea

Ice Cream


Sports games

Fun Fitness Tests

Draft Ale Bar

Gin & Pimms Bar

Cake Sale

Raffles & Tombolas

Face Painting


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.


Get your RunFest t-shirt for just £10. Order now and collect it on race day.

T Shirts Run Fest

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.

There is limited parking available in the field just a short walk from the village green.

We will be asking for a small discretionary donation for the use of the car park which will go towards the upkeep of the football field.

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 info@quendonandricklingrunfest.co.uk

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  • 10 km Includes race pack delivery
    £14.50 CLOSED
  • 5 km Includes race pack delivery
    £14.50 CLOSED

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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.

Kully O’Keeffe / Jun 25, 2019

Great Fun Organised Event

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

nick spratt / Jun 25, 2019

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.

marion breeze / Jun 25, 2019

Lovely country run

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

Linda Arnold / Jun 25, 2019

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

Felix Curbbun / Jun 24, 2019

Very friendly & well organised event

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

Jessica Johnson / Jun 24, 2019

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!

Harry Martin / Jun 24, 2019

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 😁

Louise Garrett / Jun 24, 2019

Very enjoyable

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

Michael Enwright / Jun 24, 2019

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.

Claire Neal / Jun 24, 2019

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.

mark kendall / Jun 24, 2019

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

Aimee Garnett / Jun 24, 2019

Great Event

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

Carey Farrell / Jun 24, 2019

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