Quendon and Rickling RunFest
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 true festival atmosphere but this year the emphasis will be on fitness and fun - with plenty of social distancing and sanitiser for good measure.
We will have mini classes for all ages and abilities in addition to the 3 runs, including yoga, pilates, ((Bounce)), stretching workshops, football challenges, strength classes and more.
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.
10 km Includes race pack delivery£14.50 BOOK
5 km Includes race pack delivery£14.50 BOOK
10 km - Student Student Discount - these will be verified. Includes race pack delivery£14.50 £12.50 BOOK
5 km - Student Student Discount - these will be verified. Includes race pack delivery£14.50 £12.50 BOOK
1 km Fun Run Please register using the childs name and complete the 'Guardians Name' box below.£2 BOOK
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.
AFTER THE RACE
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.
Chip timing (5k & 10k only)
Bespoke Finisher Medals
Bespoke Winners Trophies
Friendly village green setting
Festival fun for all!
Food, drink and entertainment
Race Pack Delivery
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.
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.
There will be no entries on the day.
Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 12th September to give enough time to post out the race numbers.
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.
Strength & Conditioning
Fun Fitness Tests
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENTS: If you are a parent of a student at Rickling School, please type 'Rickling Parent' below where it says 'School'.
STUDENTS: Students of local schools are eligible for a discount on the entry fee. Please indicate your school in the box below.
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A fun day
Great Fun Organised Event
A Lovely Community Event
Lovely country run
Great 10k run
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
Very friendly & well organised event
Well organised, challenging course
Nice day out!
Well organised, friendly event!
A friendly run!
A well organised event
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