Chris Evans' RunFestRun festival moving to Windsor Park for 2020

With more running, a new line-up and a lot more family-friendly fun
RunFestRun heads to Windsor Park

After the success of the 2019 RunFestRun, a three-day festival that took place in the grounds of Boswood House and Gardens in the Wiltshire countryside, the event will move to a new location at Windsor Great Park for 2020.

The announcement was made by Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio Breakfast show, a keen runner himself who has competed in numerous races, including finishing the Virgin London Marathon several times.

Taking place from the 22-24 May, the festival is set to improve on the previous event that saw thousands of families from all over the country take part. Running activities in 2019 included a half marathon, a 10k and a bug-themed fancy dress immersive 5k fun run.

The three-day camping festival will include even more running routes, bringing back the sold-out night-time run and and have an even better family fun run according to event organisers.

Chris Evans' Running festival to launch in Windsor Park for 2020

The line-up of speakers, well-known bands and DJs will be announced later in the year, however, team captains Colin Jackson, Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and Natasha Evans are all confirmed to be returning to the event.

Evan's was understandably excited about the success of the first event and the news about the move to Windsor.

He said on this morning’s Virgin Radio Breakfast Show: “RunFestRun is completely different to any event I’ve ever been to before, it was off the charts, so, so good. I ran 42km over the course of the weekend and came away with no aches or pains. We came back leaner, meaner, fitter, lighter and shinier, which is a festival first!"

Paula Radcliffe was equally excited: “It’s such an inspirational weekend and I can’t wait for next year’s event. There really is something for everyone, it was a pure joy to see so many happy faces and so many children enjoying running”.

Vassos Alexander, co-host of RunFestRun added, “We’re so excited to announce plans for Windsor, it’s the next stop on our running tour. The first event at Bowood was beyond everyone’s wildest dreams, three shiny happy days with everyone going home with a great big grin on their face."

Tickets for the event will go on sale in late September and will be available from the RunFestRun website. In the meantime you can sign up to the mailing list for updates on the 2020 event.

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