Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run

Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run. As ever, it promises to be a jolly community get-together with races for all ages, seasonal stalls and terrific prizes! Back by popular demand, we have our ‘Fastest Street’ competition. Cajole two neighbours into entering alongside you and you might pip our 2021 winners to the post. The fastest cumulative time for three runners wins. And new for 2022, we’re introducing a category for the ‘Fastest Family’ (one adult and one child or two children aged 11-18) and ‘Fastest Business/Club/Society’. Plus, there are also prizes for a ‘Have a Go Hero’ and ‘Best Fancy Dress’ in the 5K. The event is organised in association with Barnes Fitness and sponsored by Castle Royle.

When and where is it?

This year’s event is taking place on Sunday 9 October at The Piggott School.

How do I enter?

Please help us to start each race on time by entering in advance online. On the day entry (subject to race limits) costs an additional £2.50 for the 5K and £2 for all other races (cash only). Online entry closes at midday on Saturday 8 October.

What races are there?

There are four races, split according to school year groups: pre-school toddle (100m), reception and years 1 & 2 (1km), years 3 & 4 (1km), years 5 & 6 (2km) as well as a chip-timed, multi-terrain, 5K for those aged 11+ (see course map).

What time is each race taking place?

Registration/Number pick up is from 9am. The pre-school toddle starts at 9:30, Reception and Years 1 & 2 at 9:45,
Years 3 & 4 at 10:05, Years 5 & 6 at 10:30 and the 5K at 11am.

What’s included?

Every runner has the option of a medal. If you opt out of a medal, we’ll make a contribution towards local tree planting. Photos by Barnes Fitness’ photographer, Chris Drew, are also free to download after the event.

What are the prizes?

There are some GREAT prizes this year (thank you to everyone who has kindly donated!).

  • First male and female over the line in the 5K win one month’s membership to Castle Royle Golf and Country Club.
  • Our top three Fastest Streets in the 5K can choose between wine tasting and tour for three people at Stanlake Park, three vouchers for cheese toasties made with organic cheese from award-winning Nettlebed Creamery or three biodynamic veg boxes from Waltham Place.
  • The Fastest Family in the 5K (one child and one adult OR two children aged 11-18) will receive four complimentary tickets to the newly opened Biscuit Factory cinema in Reading.
  • Fastest Business/Club/Society in the 5K gets a selection of beers from Loddon Brewery.
  • Our Have a go Hero in the 5K gets a family photo shoot at ABL Photography
  • Best Fancy Dress in the 5K gets a mixed box of Claire’s Amazeballs.
  • Fastest boy and girl in the infant and junior races as well as the fastest boy and girl aged 7-9 in the 5K get Decathlon vouchers and
  • The three fastest boys and girls in our toddler races will receive a surprise!

Who won the last fastest street competition?

Our 2021 winners were Longfield Rd, Springfield Park and Jarvis Drive. 

Are there any other attractions?

We have more eco-friendly, seasonal and sporty stalls than ever before:  Pumpkin rolling races with the Twyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association, Polehampton PTA‘s teddy tombola, face painting, golf skills with Castle Royle, footie skills with Twyford Comets and you can get in shape with Shredquarters. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy seasonal produce from Twyford Growers, get your bike fixed for free with Dr. Bike (book your slot here), stock up on eco-friendly products with Maya’s Refillables and peruse a wonderful selection of beautiful books from Usborne. And if you need a little help getting over the line, Saxcelerate will be energising you with all your favourite pop, rock, jazz, TV and film tunes!

Can I buy refreshments?

The 1st Twyford Scouts will be bringing their breakfast BBQ, we have tea and coffee from Cafe2U, a selection of homemade cakes from Happy Hours Pre-School, Claire’s award-winning, nutritious Amazeballs and you’ll be able to cycle your way to a free drink on My Journey Wokingham‘s Smoothie Making Bike, ‘Pedalicious’.

Is there parking at the event?

There is parking on site, but we would encourage you to walk or cycle if you can. Cycle racks are in the car park but please note that you are responsible for securing your bike with your own lock.

Which charities do you support?

The Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run supports Twyford Charities Together. The group was formed in 2011 to give local charities, often lacking their own fundraising team, a helping hand.

Can I see photos from 2021?

Photos taken by Barnes Fitness’ sports photographer, Chris Drew, can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

Supported by:

Castle Royle logoBarnes Fitness