RunFestRun returned in 2021 from 27-29 August and was held for the first time in Hampshire at Laverstoke Park Farm alongside CarFest.

Steve Cram CBE

The running routes were designed by Steve Cram CBE and ranged in length and difficulty.

Running routes:

5k • 10k • Half Marathon • 2.5k Family Road Race • Sunset Shuffle • Running Club Relay •
Families on Track • Family Fun Run

Running Heroes

Some familiar faces returning to RunFestRun were:

Colin Jackson – Legendary hurdler, multiple gold medalist, world record holder and broadcaster.

Colin Jackson

Paula Radcliffe – Three time winner of the London Marathon (2002, 2003, 2005), three-time New York Marathon champion (2004, 2007, 2008), and 2002 Chicago Marathon Winner.

Paula Radcliffe

CarFest and RunFestRun were separate events but in the evening, people at RunFestRun watched the live music at CarFest.

Music – Main stage acts


Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Alex Horne & The Horne Section, Faitheless DJ Set, Marc Almond, Reef featuring Andy Taylor, Rick Astley, The Charlatans, ELO Again.


All Saints, Bjorn Again, James Bay, James Blunt, Miles Kane, The James Martin Band, The Magic Numbers.


McFly, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Texas, The Fratellis, The Bohemians, Banners, The CarFest Supergroup featuring The Feeling, Kevin Clifton, Beverly Knight, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Joanna Page, Rob Brydon and Ricky Wilson.


RunFestRun returns for year two