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Organiser's Description

Now in our 13th year, we're a fast, flat and friendly run around picturesque Alderton with 100% of your entry fee going to Alderton Acorns.
Alderton 5k Run is a fast, flat and super-friendly run in the lovely surroundings of Alderton, Gloucestershire. 100% of your entry fee goes to Alderton Acorns Pre-School and Toddlers, our much-loved village Pre-school.
We pride ourselves on the friendliness of our run and everyone is welcome, whether you're a complete beginner entering your first race, an occasional jogger or a more serious runner. Finish times range from the low 16 minutes to 45 minutes.
- Fast, mostly flat course - ideal for all levels of runners
- Medals for all finishers
- Family-friendly – kids activities and games while you run
-​ Post-race massage
- Under 16's, dogs, pushchairs & escorted runners all welcome
Refund policy
We offer a no-questions-asked refund policy and if you cannot run or the run must be cancelled or delayed we'll offer a full refund.
Race HQ Location:
Race HQ is on Alderton Playing Field, Beckford Road, Alderton, GL20 8NL.
At Race HQ you’ll need to collect your race number. Teas, coffees, drinks and cakes will be available from 09.30am.
Race numbers:
Please collect your race numbers at Race HQ on Alderton Playing Field from 09.30am until 10.50am. Please leave enough time to collect your race number and warm up! Just bring yourself and your name, no need for any ID or copies of your entry. Please complete the emergency contact details and any emergency health information on the rear of your number and affix it to the front of your running top. Safety pins will be provided.
The start line is at the junction of Beckford Road and Willow Bank Road in Alderton, just outside the Gardeners Arms pub, 150 metres from Race HQ. We’ll call you down to the start line 5 minutes before the start.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Entries on the day:
We encourage entry online beforehand and with our no-questions-asked refund policy there's no reason not to do so. However, if you really must, you can enter on the day. Come and see us in plenty of time please from 09.30am on Alderton Playing Field.
The race is an out-and-back course run on closed roads on picturesque, quiet country lanes from Alderton, past the hamlet of Great Washbourne where it turns just before the A46 at Beckford. The course is fairly flat and is ideal for clocking a good 5k time.
Course map:
The race is an out-and-back course run on picturesque, quiet country lanes from Alderton, past the hamlet of Great Washbourne where it turns just before the A46 at Beckford. The run returns back along Beckford Road towards Alderton where it enters Alderton Playing Field, before doing a short lap of the football pitch before finishing near the penalty spot.
To view a full map including elevation or to download a GPX file please go to
Distance markers:
Markers at each kilometre.
Parking is available from 09.30 next to Alderton Playing Field. Follow postcode GL20 8NL and parking is signposted. Please follow the directions of our marshalls.
Use of headphones:
For safety reasons we’d prefer you to not wear headphones to listen to music from mobile phones, iPods etc… We won’t disqualify you if you choose to do so but please ensure that you can hear marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors.
Water is provided at the start, finish and at the turn (after approximately 2.5km).
Toilets are available next to Race HQ in the sports pavilion on Alderton Playing Field.
Provisional times will be available immediately after the finish with final times published soon after on Facebook at and
Children, dogs, pushchairs and escorted runners:
Under 16’s, dogs, pushchairs and escorted runners are all welcome. Children under 10 should be accompanied on the run by an adult please.
Bag storage:
You can leave a bag with our entry marshalls. We’ll do our best to keep it safe but we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage.
Race finish and presentations:
The race finish is on Alderton Playing Field. Our volunteers will present you with your medal and you can find out your provisional time. We make a presentation to the winners after the final runner has finished, usually around 50 minutes after the race starts. We appreciate your support for the winners and presentations.
Non-running children:
The Alderton 5k is family friendly with activities, games and refreshments available before, during and after the run. There's also a playground on Alderton Playing Field. We actively encourage runners to bring their families and there are lots of other small people for them to play with or they can help with the finish line handing out medals or water.
Alderton Acorns qualified staff provide activities for the little ones but please note that as a condition of our insurance we cannot provide a childcare facility/creche while you run so children must remain supervised by an adult at all times.
Further information and contact details:
All the information you need is available at
For any other questions please contact Race Director Mark Watts-Jones on or 07973 963539 at any time. 


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 31 Aug 2024

Closing Date: 30 Aug 2024 22:00

Places Available/Total: ??/250

Status: Open



Mark Watts-Jones



Alderton Playing Field Beckford Road Alderton GL20 8NL