The Twyford Together Charity 5k and Fun Run is one of the village’s best-loved, annual events. It’s a chance to get active for a good cause, run with family and neighbours and perhaps be crowned ‘Fastest Street’… the ultimate accolade! The event is organised in association with Barnes Fitness. Our headline sponsor for 2021 is Castle Royle.
This year’s event is taking place on Sunday 10 October at The Piggott School.
Advance entry has now closed. On the day entry costs an additional £2.50 for the 5K and £2 for all other races (cash only).
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).
Registration/number pick up is from 9am. The race schedule can be found on our Facebook page. Please note, all timings are approximate and there will be a short warm-up before each race led by Castle Royle.
In 2019, we introduced a brand new, fastest street competition to the Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run. Chip timing allows us to collect race times for individual streets in our 5K race. The street with the fastest cumulative time for three runners wins! So, get training with your neighbours if you want to beat our 2019 winners, Springfield Park!
New for 2021 is the option of receiving a medal or ‘dedicate a tree’. On the entry form, we’ll ask you if you want to plant a tree or receive a medal.
Fastest male and female in the 5K win one month membership to Castle Royle, the next ten runners over the line earn seven day membership, the ‘Fastest Street’ in the 5K receives a voucher for a Wine Tour & Tasting at Stanlake Park (for three), top three fastest streets get vouchers towards a celebratory meal at either La Fontana, Buratta’s or Haweli (winner gets first pick!) and fastest boy and girl aged 11-15 and 16-18 in the 5K take home Up and Running, Reading vouchers. Plus, there are Decathlon vouchers for the fastest boy and girl in the school year group races as well as ‘Have a Go Heroes‘ (in the 5K, 2K, 1K and toddler dash). It’s the taking part that counts!
Tash will be there with Martha the Van aka The Refill Hub so bring some containers to stock up at this wonderful mobile refill shop, My Journey Wokingham will have their awesome smoothie making bike, Polehampton PTA is running a second-hand book shop and Camp Mohawk is bringing a pop-up toy stall. They’ll also be a selection of homemade cakes from Happy Hours, pumpkin rolling races with Twyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association and refreshments from The Rural Pie Co. Plus, you can try out your footie skills with Twyford Comets and get in shape with Castle Royle.
There is limited parking on site so we would encourage you to walk or cycle if you can. My Journey Wokingham‘s Dr Bike is offering FREE bike checks to those who cycle to the event. Be quick if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. Only 12 slots available which must be pre-booked by midday on Friday. Cycle racks are in the car park but please note that you are responsible for securing your bike with your own lock.
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.
Photos taken by Barnes Fitness’ sports photographer, Chris Drew, can be downloaded for free by clicking here.