DJ Chris Evans to organise running festival RunFestRun

Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram also get behind the run around Bowood House and Gardens

Steve Cram, Chris Evans and Paula Radcliffe launching the new RunFestRun event in Wiltshire in June

Steve Cram, Chris Evans and Paula Radcliffe launching the new RunFestRun event in Wiltshire in June

Radio DJ Chris Evans and Virgin Radio have announced the launch of a new running and music festival called RunFestRun. 

Billed as “Britain’s biggest running party”, the family-friendly festival will take place from May 31 - June 2 this year in the beautiful grounds of Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire. 

With a line-up of well-known bands and DJs to be announced shortly, the three-day camping festival will include running routes ranging from an immersive 2.5km fun run through to a timed half-marathon. 

“It’s been so fantastic and exciting to be back on Virgin Radio and part of that joy has been launching RunFestRun,” said Chris Evans. 

He continued: “We want people to join us for a jam-packed weekend of running while having a great time outdoors with friends and family. Whether it is your first run or your hundredth, grab your trainers and join us for the nation’s big, new running party.” 

Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram are both signed up to RunFestRun and the pair of running legends cannot wait to be involved in the exciting new festival. 

“RunFestRun is a great opportunity for family and friends to come and enjoy running in the most stunning of settings. With something for the whole family, whether you’re an active runner or just an enthusiastic supporter, we can’t wait to welcome everyone to this weekend of fun, achievement and bucket loads of laughs.” said Steve Cram. 

Paula Radcliffe, who will be running with her family at RunFestRun, added: “With stunning running routes through the bluebell woods and forest of rhododendrons in the grounds and what I believe is going to be a great music line-up, RunFestRun really will be an unmissable festival for music fans and runners alike.” 

Away from the meandering runs through the luscious Wiltshire countryside, Virgin Radio sport presenter Vassos Alexander will also host inspirational talks with sporting legends and incredible endurance runners, while there will be lots of activities for children, plus uplifting fitness and wellness classes for everyone to enjoy.

For more information on the event, visit

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