Date: 4th July 2020
Time: 12 pm
Price:  from £14
Location: Newport Pagnel

Race Information

Finishing touches have been made to this fantastic and exciting new running event. Heading out of the Newport Pagnell Carnival and in front of around 8000 spectators lining the fully closed streets of the Town. There will be different waves depending on your selected 5K estimated pace, with a family run also included. Everyone will of course receive one of our fantastic medals, and a free entry to the carnival show, making this not only a great race, run or jog but a fab day out.

A fast flat 5k Road Race through the Historic market town of Newport Pagnell. Running on closed roads in front of crowds 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 you can find a days entertainment and fun.

Not only will you be running a historic first event for Newport Pagnell and the Carnival but 50% of all profits from the run will be invested back into making the Carnival bigger and better next year. Newport Pagnell Carnival is not only a long running tradition and great community day, it is also proud to raise thousands of pounds each year for local groups and charities.

Runners do NOT need wristbands, entry to Riverside Meadow is included as part of your run fee. However, wristbands can be purchased for family and friends coming to enjoy a day out with you.

The Newport Pagnell Carnival 5k has been officially measured what a route it is, check out the official permit


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.


Start Time: 12pm

Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 male and female finishers and the fastest male and female in the following categories: Vet 40+, Vet 50+, Vet 60+. More prizes may be given out but this depends on the number of entries.

– Entry into Riverside Meadow (normally £2)
– Official race photographer
– Optional virtual run to get you training

You can purchase an official Newport Pagnell 5k t-shirt on the entry page.


Newport Pagnell Carnival

get alerted to the latest events!