Newport pagnell carnival 5k 2023

206Days 12Hours 44Minutes 58Seconds

Saturday 1st July 2023

Start location:
Tanners Drive

Finish location:
Riverside Meadow, Newport Pagnell

From £15 + booking fee


On Saturday, a fast and flat 5K road race through the historic market town of Newport Pagnell. On closed roads in front of thousands, you’ll be running ahead of the annual town Carnival Parade. The race finishes on the carnival meadow in the show arena where a day of entertainment and fun awaits you.

You’ll start your run in Blakelands Business Park (off Tanners Drive). You’ll finish your 5K by following the path around the Carnival Meadow and into the main arena to cross the finish line.

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The What3Words location for the finish of the run is: ///booklet.severe.chips

Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K (The ‘Serious’ One)

Open to those aged 11 and above following UKA rules. No buggies, dogs or headphones are allowed. This is the ideal option for those looking to commit themselves to a serious 5K challenge and potential PB.

The ‘Serious’ One will kick off at 12:10pm.

Please note the ‘Serious’ 5K and the Family Fun run will have different results lists.

Newport Pagnell Carnival Family 5K (The Family Fun One)

Open to everyone to run, jog, walk, buggy push and enjoy! A fun way to take part in the Carnival 5K with your family and friends.

The family fun run 5K event will head off 2 minutes (12:12pm) after the first 5K event and will follow the same route.

Please note the ‘Serious’ 5K and the Family Fun run will have different results lists.

Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s Included

  • Awesome metal medal (2023 medal to be revealed!)
  • Optional T-shirt (2023 T-Shirt to be revealed!)
  • Chip timing
  • Entry into Riverside Meadow (normally £2)
  • Official race photographer

Bag drop

A secure bag drop is available, although all items are left are your risk. Bags will be taken to the finish for collection on the meadow. You must show your race number to collect your belongings.


car parking

We would advise runners to walk to the start or get dropped off if possible to reduce traffic in the start area.

For anyone coming from outside town there will be ample parking a few minutes from the start line in Tongwell (details will be confirmed in your pre-race email).

There is limited parking at the finish on Riverside Meadow via Wellend Drive. Please do not park in the roads surrounding the meadow. Once you’ve enjoyed all the offerings of the Carnival event, its an easy 3K walk or jog back to the start and your vehicle.

Please note. If you do park at the finish line (Riverside Meadow), you will need to wait for the roads to be re-opened before you can exit the car park and this may be a few hours wait. 

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