About greenbeltrun

Inspired by parkrun, who organise free weekly runs in local parks, greenbeltrun is a 5km run during Greenbelt Festival around the beautiful grounds of Boughton House.

Run, walk or jog: this isn't a race, but a chance to meet other festival goers, see more of the estate and get some exercise. It doesn't matter if you finish under 20 minutes, or in the best part of an hour; our tailwalker guarantees that you won't be last.

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Get the shirt

Supplier Godfrey Sports are now offering our running shirts including Dave Walker's map of the course.

2018 Run Director's report

242 runners, joggers and walkers took part in the first ever greenbeltrun, on a fresh, dry and sunny Saturday morning.

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Greenbelt trustee and radio presenter Kate Bottley sent us on our way with a short demonstration of her vuvuzela skills. Broadcaster and writer Cole Moreton fulfilled the tail-walking role with panache and erudition.

The course proved more hilly than some had expected, but gave beautiful views of the Boughton House estate, as well as some equally beautiful views of campers heading to their morning ablutions.

Loads more photos are on the official Greenbelt Flickr.

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We were pleased that two visually-impaired runners and their guides joined us, and completed the run largely unscathed.

The three-legged shape of the course meant runners passed other runners coming back in the other direction, giving plenty of scope for high-fiving. One of our younger runners claimed the course record with 400 such greetings, which she managed by including every toilet queue she passed.

There were no barcodes or scanning, but people were told their position as they crossed the line, and all finishing times are shown below. Many participants also added a thumbprint to a canvas which created an intriguing artwork.

We are grateful to the many marshals, first-aiders and other volunteers who made the event possible, to the enthusiastic spectators, and above all to the runners, joggers and walkers. All in all, we had a lot of fun and we hope to bring greenbeltrun back in 2019. In the meantime, do head over to your local parkrun as a participant or volunteer - they'd love to see you.

Nick, Tristan and Jenny

 

Q&A

Is there a charge?

No, greenbeltrun is free for anyone at Greenbelt.

I can't run. Can I still join?

Yes! You can walk the course or cheer from the sidelines.

What do I need to bring?

If you're running, probably trainers; if you're walking, then something comfortable. You may want to book a shower.

If you're under 11, you need a responsible adult to run with you.

Is this a parkrun?

Many of us do parkrun and its values seem similar to Greenbelt's - participation, community, sustainability, accessibility, volunteering, and a love-hate relationship with mud. However, parkruns are recurring events happening every Saturday at 9am so this can't be an official parkrun.

What surfaces are we running on?

Our inaugural greenbeltrun is on fields and paths around Boughton House, with an incursion into Weekley village where occasional cars or tractors can be spotted.

Is it accessible?

There is a BSL signer for the briefing, and visually-impaired runners can bring a guide runner or an assistance dog. Sadly the course is not suitable for wheelchairs-users.

Can you scan my parkrun barcode?

As this is not an official parkrun, we don’t scan. Many of you use your own stopwatch or app, but we also provide a clock so you see your finishing time. We try to tell you your finishing position and you can then look this up on the finishing times below.

Can I help?

Every year we will need a good number of marshals to show people the route. If you're keen to help in future, please email Nick or Jenny.

 
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2018 Finishing Times

1,  00:18:58
2,  00:19:30
3,  00:19:42
4,  00:19:56
5,  00:20:00
6,  00:20:20
7,  00:20:32
8,  00:20:40
9,  00:20:43
10,  00:20:46
11,  00:20:47
12,  00:21:06
13,  00:21:26
14,  00:21:53
15,  00:22:04
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17,  00:22:18
18,  00:22:24
19,  00:22:35
20,  00:22:40
21,  00:22:41
22,  00:22:41
23,  00:22:48
24,  00:22:49
25,  00:22:59
26,  00:23:02
27,  00:23:12
28,  00:23:14
29,  00:23:15
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