February 28, 2020

UK’s first festival for the ever-growing community of fun-runners

Run Wild Fest is set to be an action-packed weekend adventure - full of running events, live music, talks, activities and camping - for all ages and abilities, in an idyllic South East location just 26 miles from central London.
By Andy Tomlinson
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This June, the creators of The Castle Triathlon Series, Commando and Run or Dye, Matrix Multisport, are launching a festival for the ever-growing community of fun-runners, Run Wild Fest (26 – 29 June 2020, Penshurst Place, Kent). Run Wild Fest is set to be an action-packed weekend adventure – full of running events, live music, talks, activities and camping – for all ages and abilities, in an idyllic South East location just 26 miles from central London.

Run Wild Fest is the next evolution of the successful Run or Dye Colour and Glow events run by Matrix Multisport at Penshurst Place over last five years, which has seen £94,000 raised for charity and encouraged 16,000+ people to start or continue their fitness journey. These two events are now to become part of a full weekend celebration of running and active lifestyles, a Kent and UK first.

Matrix Multisports, champion the health benefits of an active lifestyle, both physically and mentally and are therefore, passionate about helping as many people as possible to start and continue their own fitness journey. By creating a family-friendly festival, with events and activities for all ages and abilities, in an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere, they hope to help 5,000 people on their journey this summer.

Event Organiser and Race Director, Brian Adcock: “Following the successes of Run or Dye and Castle Run Series, we wanted to bring even more people together in a family-friendly environment to celebrate running and being active. We want to continue helping people kick-start their fitness journeys and we’ve always wanted to do a local, camping, weekend festival. This is our opportunity to launch UK’s first ever festival weekend based on for the ever-growing community of fun-runners. Run Wild Fest is a chance to bring friends and families together through an outdoor, action-packed weekend of fitness and festival fun.”

The Penshurst based company are looking to celebrate all things local, partnering with Penshurst Place, X and X. They also have continuing relationships with leading national supporters and brands Timothy TaylorHigh5, Active Edge.

Current schedule, with more to be announced over coming months:

Running events: 10k, 5k, 3.5k, 2k, 5 mile walk, 3 mile walk, 1 mile race, Dawdle at Dusk, family and adult races, Run or Dye Colour, Run or Dye Glow, The Equaliser, Early Bird

Activities: Dawdle at Dusk, dog show, kids games, paddleboarding, wild swimming, forest school, yoga, climbing wall, traditional fairground, craft zone, storytelling, big campfire.

Talks: Speakers tent

Live music: Main stage and Berber music tent

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