Fairford Festival  2008 Presents

Fairford 3k Fun Run

Sunday 1 June 2008




Welcome to the Fairford 3k Fun Run
This is an enjoyable fun-filled event for all ages. It is intended to be FUN with a capital F, so perhaps you would like to do the run in fancy dress, run, jog or walk - the choice is yours. You will be given a race number and four safety pins. Please remember to bring your number and pin it to the front of your top.

Race Start
10.05 a.m. by St Mary's Church, Fairford.

Pre-register -closing date 26 May On the day registration
Entry fee 2.00 3.00

Late Entries
Registration of On the Day Entrants will take place in the Marquee at the Walnut Tree Field. Entries will be accepted until 9:30am.

Parking and Directions
Ample parking is available, which is sign posted from the A417 (see maps). The only vehicle access is along Leafield Road, from the Lower Croft; there is no access through Market Place / High Street nor through Park Street. Fairford is 9 miles to the east of Cirencester on the A417 and 15 miles north of Swindon. When parked, please follow the signposts through the school grounds to the race start.

There are toilets, changing rooms and shower facilities at the Fairford Sports Centre and toilets at the Marquee. Bags should be left in your car or in the changing rooms (limited number of lockers available - need 20p coin). All belongings are left at their owner's risk.

Start and Finish
The start of the 3k Fun Run is on Park Street near the entrance to Fairford Park. Follow the signs from the car park to the start. Please assemble in the High Street by St Mary's Church until the runners of the Fairford 10k Road Race have cleared. The finish is at the other end of Park Street by the Walnut Tree Field. Park Street will be closed to traffic for the entire race duration, ie, from 8:30am till 12:30.

Please obey the marshals' instructions at all times. Please do not wear radio headsets, run with a dog or push a pushchair (or similar) with a child in it or be accompanied by others on cycles. The Red Cross will provide medical cover. Children under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Drinks will be available at the finish. The Marquee in the Walnut Tree Field has refreshments (hot and cold), bar and (limited) toilet facilities. There will also be a lunch time bar-b-q and other events to keep both children and adults entertained.

Each finisher will receive a medal. Prize giving will take place in the Marquee at the Walnut Tree Field as soon as the results have been compiled; this is scheduled to be about 11.30 a.m. Eight trophies will be awarded to winners of the following age groups:

  • 1st Infant Boy and 1st Infant Girl ( 7 years and under ) 
  • 1st Junior Boy and 1st Junior Girl ( 8 - 11 years )
  • 1st Boy and 1st Girl ( 12 - 17 years )
  • 1st Man and 1st Woman ( 18 years and over )

3 Prizes will also be awarded for the BEST FANCY DRESS.

Free race results will be available on this website.
Competitor details are protected under the data Protection Act.

The Course (see map)
The route will be marked by direction arrows. Marshals will be located at road crossings.

From the start on Park Street, the course heads east past the Walnut Tree Field. At the junction turns right and then left onto Mount Pleasant. Proceed down Hatherop Road. Turn left into John Tame Close through the footpath onto St Mary's Drive. At the junction with Leafield Road turn right towards the Schools and Fairford Sports Centre. Turn left onto the campus, past Fairford Primary School and head towards Fairford Sports Centre. Proceed down the little service road by the Tennis Courts and head towards the back of Farmor's School, through the wide gate and onto Fairford Park drive. At the bottom turn left for the finish in Park Street.