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Chris Evans Launches RunFestRun!

First came CarFest, a fusion of music and all things cars, now it’s time for RunFestRun! DJ Chris Evans and Virgin Radio have announced the launch of a new running and music festival. 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 2.5K fun run through to a timed half marathon.

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

“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.”

But it isn’t just Chris Evans who is heading up RunFestRun. Unsurprisingly Virgin Radio sport presenter Vassos Alexander will be involved, hosting inspirational talks with sporting legends and incredible endurance runners. And what’s more, 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.

Chris Evans going for a run with Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe Credit:

“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.”

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

Tickets on sale 21st March. SEE THE FULL LINE-UP

Header image copyright Will Bailey/CarFest South. Images reproduced with permission from RunFestRun