5k River Run and Fun Run: ENTRY NOW OPEN

Kelly Wariner Old News

The River Run and Fun Run are now OPEN for entries! You can enter here.

The River Run is a great community event which attracts people of all abilities and ages. The 5k distance means that it is ideal for beginners and the inclusion of the Fun Run makes it an ideal summer evening event for families.

The race follows a largely traffic free multi-terrain route along the banks of the River Avon, starting and finishing in Monkton Park, near the Olympiad Leisure Centre.  Fairly flat mix of grass, trail and road with 80% traffic free, off road. All abilities welcome.

  • Advance entries: £8 (Affiliated) or £10 (Unaffiliated)
  • On the day entries: £2 extra
  • All Fun Run entries: £4

Fun Run starts 6:30pm | River Run start 7.30pm

All Fun Run finishers receive a medal.

River Run finishers receive a tech T-Shirt

Online Entries Close on 2nd July. On the day entries subject to availability, if not full (cash only).

The event is the target race for the Chippenham Harriers’ current 9-week Beginners programme. Led by qualified UKA Leaders in Running Fitness, this is aimed at people who have either run in the past and want to make a ‘running come back’ or complete beginners looking for a new activity to help get them fit. Over the 9 weeks, runners build up from short run/walk sessions to running non-stop for 5k.