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The 10k run will take in the Pyramid Stage, the Stone Circle and the Pirate Ship. It will also pass by the fabulous medieval Pilton Abbey Barn and along part of the old trackway of the Somerset & Dorset Railway!

There will also be runs of 5k and 2k for runners and walkers who want to enjoy themselves on the atmospheric Festival site.

All three runs go past the famous Pyramid Stage!

The runs are mainly on tracks and trails, with some short grassy sections. Distances are approximate.

There will be adjacent off-road field and track parking available, adjacent to Race HQ. The start and finish are a short walk away, on the Festival site.

The 2k run will start at 10.30am and the 5k & 10k runs at 11.15am. This will enable parents to accompany children on the 2k if wished.

Medal for all finishers!!!           Run under ARC Permit Number 16/467  

You are welcome to collect sponsorship on your own account for your chosen charity

Your entry fee will go towards supporting the work of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer's Society.

Hot & cold drinks and other refreshments, including yummy home-made cakes will be available throughout the event.

With Thanks to All Our Sponsors


Adult sizes @ £25 Size:       XS   S   M    L    XL   XXL  3XL  4XL  5XL

                        Chest (to fit): 34  36  40   44   48     52     56    60     64

Children's sizes @ £18 Age: 3-4  5-6  7-8  9-11  12-13 

                          Chest (to fit): 26   28   30    32      34 

     b)     You can also buy a “Festival Run 2016” technical T-shirt.

Red with black inserts & large logo on back, small logo on front.


Adult sizes @ £10 Size: S    M    L    XL   XXL

                 Chest (to fit): 38  40   43   45    48 

Children's sizes @ £8 Age: XS 3-4, S 5-6,   M 7-8,   L 9-11,  XL 12-13

                       Chest (to fit):      24        26        28        30           32 

Trophies:     1st, 2nd, 3rd   boy & girl aged 12yrs & under

5k run: Open to 13yrs and over

Trophies:      1st  boy & 1st girl aged 17yrs & under

               1st, 2nd, 3rd man & woman overall

               1st man & woman 50yrs & over

10k run: Open to 15yrs and over.

Trophies:     1st    boy & 1st girl aged 17yrs & under

               1st, 2nd, 3rd man & woman overall

               1st man & woman 40yrs & over

               1st man & woman 60yrs & over

Pilton Parish Residents:

Trophies:      First male and first female Pilton Parish resident home in each run (2k run - runners of 12yrs & under only)

Runners may win more than one award.

NOTE: If you wish to enter as a group/team, please enter the name in the 'Club' box when you register with FullonSport.


There are two ways to enter ~

     1)     by online entry and payment (much preferred!) via the secure website

     2)     by printing out a paper form, filling it in and posting with your cheque or cash.

Please click HERE for the form.

Entry Fees:

2k - £4

5k - £8 UK athletics affiliated   £10 unaffiliated

10k - £12 UK athletics affiliated   £14 unaffiliated

Entry fees are not refundable.

Entry fees are an additional £2 for entry-on-the-day (if places still available - unlikely!)


Hoodies and Technical T-shirts:

     a)     NEW - this year you can buy a 'Festival Run' pull-on hoodie with contrast hood!

This will be in French Navy with contrast grey inside the hood and drawcord,

and an undated small logo on front.

80% cotton / 20% polyester

Pre-ordered T shirt & hoodie collection is on the day. Pre-orders now closed. There may be a very few t-shirts in Adult sizes S, M &L on the day at £2 extra. Arrive early if you want one!

By entering this event, you agree to comply with the following...

DECLARATION: I declare that I will abide by the rules & conditions of the competition, as on the Festival Run website.

I understand that The Festival Run and any sponsors, club, person or body involved in the organisation of the event will not be held liable for any injury, illness or loss, however occasioned, as a result of my participation in this race and I will not participate unless I am fit to do so. All races will be run under ARC Rules. I will compete wearing my allocated number.

I accept the decision of the Committee in any matters relating to the events as final.

I understand that my details will be held on a computer system in connection with my participation in this event.

All run entries for U16 year olds must be signed by a parent or guardian, and children under 8 must be accompanied on the run.
Please contact us if you do not want your children's photos to be published after the event.

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Conditions of entry & trophies:

There will be a limit of 625 entrants covering the 5k and 10k runs, and a separate limit of 175 for the 2k run.

2k run: Open to all ages

Under 8s must be accompanied by a named adult. NOTE: Please complete entry in the name of the child ONLY (Accompanying adult is free of charge, no entry form needed)

For very small children being carried or pushed, please complete an entry form in the name of accompanying adult only (£4 entry fee).


Professional Photos are also available here:



You are famous! The strong community spirit of Pilton was shown on 9th October by 100+ volunteers who marshalled the course, parked cars, handed out running numbers, baked and sold cakes, managed the start and finish and other important tasks for the 2016 Festival Run. BBC Bristol made a live broadcast, BBC Somerset, the Shepton and Wells Journals, the Mendip Times and Glastonbury FM all featured it, with many commenting on the extraordinary spirit that leads 100+ people from a village of 800 to come together to organize the Run on a community basis, and to marshal it so successfully. In doing so we raised the record amount of around £11,000 for the Dorset and

Somerset Air Ambulance and The Alzheimers’ Society South West.

The enjoyment you gave the 660 runners from all over the South West and as far away as London, Rugby and Coventry can be seen in a few of the flood of social media comments they made afterwards –“ We had such a fun day, beautiful weather, a challenging course and such great volunteers. Looking forward to next year already!”; “So well organized, the marshals and volunteers did a brilliant job so a big thank you to them. I'll be back for the next one!” and “Loved my first running event (5k). Already looking forward to next year's. May even start training for the 10k"; "Thought everything was super-organized and the marshals and all the volunteers did a fantastic job on the day ”.

Festival Run Organizing Committee – Dee Barnes, Digger Barnes, Julia Dukes, Chris King, Joe King, Richard Raynsford, Sally Robertson and Christopher Bond.


As we are sure you are aware, 2018 will be a 'rest year' for Glastonbury Festival, and for Worthy Farm. As such, we feel we should respect this rest year, and so there will not be a Festival Run in 2018.

We are sorry that many of you will be disappointed by this, but we plan to return in Autumn 2019.

It has been requested that the run is then held every other year thereafter..

We would like to thank all our volunteers and local sponsors for their help in the past and hope you will support us again in the future.

The Festival Run Team

February 2018