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Berkeley Coronation Running Festival incl. 10k and one mile road races

08 May 2023

Organiser's Description

Berkeley Coronation Running Festival 2023

A one-off event to launch the new Berkeley one mile road race and host the 2023 Gloucestershire County 10k road race championship in the form of the annual Berkeley 10k.

The event has only been made possible by the kind co-operation of SGS Berkeley Green who have provided the facilities for the day to take place.

Event details

 Monday 8th May 2023  gates open at 1pm

2 PM INNAUGURAL BERKELEY MILE- ONE MILE OPEN ROAD RACE for runners aged 13 and over on race day (Enter on line here at Entry Central £6 (£8 unaffiliated). Prizes for 1/2/3 m and f and age categories in 5-year intervals)

2.30 PM onwards, start of ongoing children’s individual events such as treasure hunt, accuracy throwing, and assorted jumps (Events to be confirmed, entry on the day by small donation)

3 PM 5K approx. MULTI-TERRAIN RACE for adults and runners in school years 8 and above (Enter on line here on Entry Central for £4 or on the day £5 exact cash, Category prizes and Medals for all finishers)

3.30 PM 500M GRASS RACE for runners in school year 2 and younger including pre-school (Free Entry on the day, Gold sticker for all runners.) 

3.45 PM RELAYS 4x60m shuttle relay (school years 3-6)     4x100m shuttle relay (School years 7-11) (Free entry on the day) 

4.10 PM 2K approx. MULTI-TERRAIN RACE for runners from school years 3 to 9 inclusive (Enter on line here on Entry Central for £3 or £4 on the day exact cash please. Age prizes and Ice Cream for all finishers)

4.40 PM Awards for children’s on-going events

5.30 PM BERKELEY 10K ROAD RACE INCORPORATING GLOUCESTERSHIRE 10K COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AND A ROUND OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE AAA ROAD RACE SERIES (Enter on line here at Entry Central £16 (£18 unaffiliated). As is traditional a bottled drink for each finisher plus Prizes for 1/2/3 m and f and age and categories in 5-year intervals. This race is suitable for wheelchair athletes.



  • Changing: Yes 
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Bag storage: Yes, unsupervised
  • Parking: Large car park courtesy of SGS.
  • Notes: As ever a substantial proportion of the proceeds from this race, after expenses, go to our nominated club charity.
  • Online entry: Yes, required for One Mile and 10k and optional for 5k and 2k
  • Postal entry: No, online  or on the day as stated for each event.
  • On-the-day entry: Yes, for all events except One Mile and 10k (exact cash only)
  • Minimum age: as detailed above for each event
  • Entry cost: as detailed above for each event
  • Refunds: No refunds can be provided by the organisers for non participation however changes can be made without charge via the organiser until entry closing day.
Berkeley 10k 2023

The Berkeley 10k is a fast race on level quiet roads in the surrounds of Berkeley and is suitable for wheelchair athletes. The race starts in the vicinity of the old Berkeley Power Station and heads down for two loops of the centre of Berkeley before returning to the start point. There are changing facilities and toilets and this year the race forms the highlight of a one off running festival on Coronation Bank Holiday Monday, so note the earlier than usual start time. 

The race is part of the Gloucestershire AAA road race series and also the county 10k road race championship for 2023.

The festival offers the innaugural Berkeley mile race to start the day and has refreshments and an afternoon of racing and novelty events for younger runners before the 10k.

As an extra attraction we will offer a special cash prize for the lowest  combined One mile and 10k time  (Both male and female)

As usual we don't give medals or tee shirts but each finisher gets a bottle of beer or soft drink and the balance of all proceeds go to club charities. However we do give cash and wine prizes for the first three men and women home and prizes for all the age group winners in 5-year steps. Additionally there are team prizes for teams of four men and three women. 


Berkeley Mile 2023

This is the launch of a new one mile road race over a measured fairly level and straight course on a private road.  Chip timed, it consists of a run down to the car park, a short clockwise loop and then back past the start up to a  large roundabout. This is encircled to return to the start. There is one short descent into the car park which presents a short rise as you leave the car park.

We will award cash prizes to the 1st 2nd and 3rd male and female runners plus cash prizes for winners of all age groups rising in 5-year intervals. There are also prizes for u15, u17 and u20 runners.

There will also be a special cash prize for the lowest male and female combined times for the one mile and 10k races.

Berkeley Festival 5k multi terrain

This approximately 5k multi terrain race is open to both young athletes from school year 8 and upwards as well as adults who want a steady jog around a fairly level course mixing roads and some grass with a section of the Severn Way. It starts and finishes outside race HQ, the college canteen (Where Berkeley Green Parkrun goes from) and has two identical laps.

There will be a medal for all finishers and small prizes for leaders in various age groups.

Berkeley Festival 2k multi terrain

This approximately 2k multi terrain race is open to young athletes from school years 3 to 9 inclusive on race day. The single loop course is different from the 5k but also mixes roads and some grass with a short section of woodland. It starts and finishes outside race HQ, the college canteen (Where Berkeley Green Parkrun goes from).

There will be an ice cream for all finishers and small prizes for fastest boy and girl in Y3/4, Y5/6, Y7/8 and Y9 groups.


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

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 08 May 2023

Closing Date: 03 May 2023 23:59

Status: Open

Berkeley 10k 2023??/600
Berkeley Mile 2023??/600
Berkeley Festival 5k multi terrain??/600
Berkeley Festival 2k multi terrain??/600


John Rodgers



SGS Berkeley Green UTC Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park, Berkeley GL13 9PA