Newport pagnell carnival 5k 2022

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Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2022

2nd – 5K

3rd – 1K family fun run

Start location:
Tanners Drive

Finish location:
Riverside Meadow, Newport Pagnell

From £6 + 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. On Sunday, a 1km kids race.

Saturday 2nd July 2022

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 12pm.

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 10 minutes (12:10pm) 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.

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.

The What3Words location for the start of the run is: ///clerics.conjured.twin

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

Sunday 3rd july 2022

Newport Pagnell Carnival 1K Family Fun Run

Open to all ages to run, jog, walk and enjoy our awesome 1K lap that will run along the Riverside meadow ! A fun way to take part in the Carnival weekend with your family and friends.

The run will start around 1pm. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note this race will not be chip timed and all finishers will receive a wooden medal.

The run will start and finish in Riverside Meadow: ///booklet.severe.chips

What’s Included

  • Awesome metal medal
  • Optional T-shirt (to be collected at the finish line)
  • 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.


Race packs can be collected from Body Limits, our 5K sponsor from Monday 27th of June until Thursday 30th June from 08am-6pm. 

Their address is: Body Limits Clinic, 99 Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8HX

Only those of you who have been emailed about collecting from Body Limits will be able to collect your race packs before the day. Please check your emails to confirm that you can before heading over. 

All other packs (and those uncollected) can be collected from the registration desk at the start line in Blakelands Industrial Estate from 10:45am on Saturday 2nd July.

If you begin to feel unwell leading up to the event please get in touch at so we can discuss entry your options with you. 


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.

carnival Entry

You can pre-buy entry wristbands to the Carnival Meadow for your family and friends, these will be in your race pack.

Adults – £2
Children & OAPS – £1
Under 5s are free

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