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 in Twyford’… 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.
Simply fill out the form on Barnes Fitness’ website.
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).
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 ‘dedicating a tree’.
Massive thanks to all the local businesses and companies who have donated prizes: 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 there are Decathlon vouchers for all the school year group races as well as fastest boy and girl aged 11-15 and 16-18 in the 5K.
Expect to see a selection of local stalls as well as a BBQ and refreshments.
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.