A fast and flat 5k road race through the historic market town of Newport Pagnell. On closed roads in front of thousands, you'll be running ahead of the annual town Carnival Parade. The race finishes on the carnival meadow in the show arena where a day of entertainment and fun awaits you.
You'll start your run in Blakelands Business Park (off Tanners Drive), the run will take you through the town and past many of the local landmarks including the Iron Bridge and past the town jewel of Aston Martins. You'll finish your 5k by following the path around the Carnival Meadow and into the main arena to cross the finish line.
We would advise runners to walk to the start or get dropped off if possible to reduce traffic in the start area. For anyone coming from outside town there will be ample parking a few minutes from the start line in Tongwell (details will be confirmed in your pre-race email). There is limited parking at the finish on Riverside Meadow via Wellend Drive. Please do not park in the roads surrounding the meadow. Once you've enjoyed all the offerings of the Carnival event, its an easy 3k walk or jog back to the start and your vehicle.
A secure bag drop is available, although all items are left are your risk. Bags will be taken to the finish for collection on the meadow. You must show your race number to collect your belongings.
- Event medal
- Chip timing
- Entry into Riverside Meadow (normally £2)
- Official race photographer
- Optional T-shirt*
- Optional virtual run to get you training
*Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K T-shirts can now be bought as stand-alone items from the Merchandise tab seen above.
Entry to the meadow
- You can pre-buy entry wristbands to the Carnival Meadow for you family and friends.
- These will be posted to you with your race pack.
-- Adults - £2
-- Children & OAPS's - £1
-- Under 5's are free