Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K

Saturday 6th July 2024

Get ready for an exciting opportunity to showcase your running skills in the beautiful town of Newport Pagnell! 

On Saturday 6th July 2024, you can be a part of a thrilling 5K road race that will take you through the historic town. You’ll get the chance to run on closed roads, in front of thousands of spectators, during the annual town Carnival Parade. 

The best part? The race ends on the carnival meadow, where a day filled with entertainment and fun awaits you. This is the perfect chance for you to embrace your love for running, challenge yourself, and enjoy a fantastic day with friends, family, and the community!

THE SERIOUS ONE

UKA AFFILIATED RACE
£ 22
  • AGE 11+
  • PB POTENTIAL
  • CLOSED ROAD EVENT

THE FAMILY FUN ONE

FUN RUN
£ 20
  • Ages 12+
  • PB POTENTIAL
  • CLOSED ROAD EVENT

THE FAMILY FUN ONE

FUN RUN
£ 8
  • Ages 0 - 11
  • PB POTENTIAL
  • CLOSED ROAD EVENT

THE SERIOUS ONE - 12:00 START TIME

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 12:00pm.

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

THE FAMILY FUN ONE - 12:02 START TIME

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 (12:02pm) 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.

Registration

Registration

Join the team at Body Limits for the Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K EXPO on Thursday, June 27th!

Event Highlights:

  • Get expert advice on warming up and cooling down
  • Enjoy a FREE 10-minute massage (pre-registered athletes only)
  • Race Pack Collection
  • T-shirt Collection (if purchased)
  • On-site Race Signup

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, June 27th
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm
  • Location: Body Limits, 99 Wolverton Rd, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8HX

Join the team at Body Limits for the Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K EXPO on Thursday, June 27th!

Event Highlights:

  • Get expert advice on warming up and cooling down
  • Enjoy a FREE 10-minute massage (pre-registered athletes only)
  • Race Pack Collection
  • T-shirt Collection (if purchased)
  • On-site Race Signup

 

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, June 27th
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm
  • Location: Body Limits, 99 Wolverton Rd, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8HX

Why Run the NP5K?

What's Included

  • 1-lap course on CLOSED ROADS in front of thousands!
  • Chip timing and online results
  • Awesome metal medal
  • Optional T-shirt 
  • Medical Support
  • 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.

The Route and Parking

The route begins at Tanner’s Drive Industrial estate and heads towards Wolverton Road, proceeding towards the bustling high street of Newport Pagnell. The path includes the iconic Tickford Bridge, a prominent historical landmark. The journey continues by Harben House, and concludes at Riverside Meadow. Whether it is for a leisurely stroll or a quick run, the route offers a beautiful scenic view of Newport Pagnell with its mix of industrial and natural landscapes.

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 athlete information pack.)

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. 

Start Location

The Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K starts on Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes.

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

Finish Location

The Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K finishes in Riverside Meadow, Newport Pagnell.

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

FAQs

The wearing of any in-ear or over ear headphones are BANNED as per UKA Rule 240 S 5. This includes any noise cancelling ear buds.
You will be disqualified from the race if seen using them on the course. This means that you will be removed from the results and prizes you have won will be lost and your time can’t be used.

The reason for this is the event is run under UKA rules and therefore we have to comply with these rules, or we lose our UKA licence, and this will affect all of our events.

BONE CONDUCTING HEADPHONES ARE ALLOWED. (As they don’t cover the ears).

MEDICALLY PRESCRIBED HEARING AIDS
If you are using in-ear medically prescribed hearing aids, then this needs to be declared to the race organisers before the race starts.

Yes, but only in the Family Fun 5k

Yes you can! You can purchase a T-shirt HERE.

The deadline to buy your T-shirt is Sunday 2nd June.