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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

2023 Results:

Event information

Organised by Worcester Festival in partnership with Black Pear Joggers.


Take part in a FREE family 2K fun run/walk around Cherry Orchard Local Nature Reserve, a 5K race around the river (£6 - or £4 for UKA affiliated runners), or both. The event will be held on Sunday 20th August 2023.


All participants will receive a medal and goodies for taking part. The 2K will be free to enter to promote inclusivity and a small fee to enter the 5K to cover event costs.


The event will start/finish at the south end of Diglis Playing Fields. There is a playground, portable toilets and we have an ice cream van and breakfast/drinks van.


The 2K will be limited to 100 participants and the 5K to 100 participants.


There will be prizes for fancy dress and top 3 male/female finishers, plus age category prizes.


There will be marshals throughout both routes to ensure participants keep to the route and cheer on participants.


The event is held under UK Athletics rules (race licence 2023-44702). Results will show on Power of 10 and runbritain Rankings.


Follow the Worcester Festival Run Facebook page for the latest news and updates.




·      9:00am: Registration and number collection open.

·      9:50am: Registration closes.

·      9:55am: 5K race briefing.

·      10:00am: 5K race starts.

·      10:40am: 2K race briefing.

·      10:45am: 2K family fun run/walk starts.

·      11:15am: Prize giving.


2K Family Fun Run

The 2K route starts on Diglis Playing Fields with most of the route around the trail paths in Cherry Orchard Local Nature Reserve, finishing back at Diglis Playing Fields. The route is mostly grass/trail. The route is not suitable for wheelchairs. Children are welcome but must be accompanied.


5K Race

The 5K route starts on Diglis Playing Fields and is a loop around the river. Runners will run up Navigation Road, around Diglis Oil Basin, over Diglis Bottom Lock and follow the river footpath along Diglis Parade, Kleve Walk and South Quay. Runners will then take the footpath over Worcester Bridge and return back along the river via Bromwich Parade, Malvern Pedway. Finally runners will cross Diglis Bridge and finish back at Diglis Playing Fields. The route is tarmac and paved surfaces with a small amount of grass at the start/finish. The route is suitable for wheelchairs. Minimum age of 11.

Route | Course measurement certificate | Race licence 2023-44702





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

5K Race
17 Aug 2024 22:00£4.00£6.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

2K Fun Run/Walk
17 Aug 2024 22:00£0.00

Dates and Status

Date: 18 Aug 2024

Closing Date: 17 Aug 2024 22:00

Status: Open

5K Race??/150
2K Fun Run/Walk??/100


Liz Jaeger

Diglis Playing Fields Worcester WR5 3EF