Festival Dash

The Great Festival Dash

The Great Festival Dash

What is it?

Join Pudsey and a host of familiar faces as we run through the fields of CarFest in a 2.5km or 5km run. The fun run takes place on the Saturday morning of both events and is open to all ages and abilities. 

Run with your friends, as a family or even alone – it's all about getting fit, having fun and raising money for BBC Children in Need.

The family who puts in the most effort with their fancy dress outfit will be in with a chance to win 1 x Family ticket to CarFest 2019.

All runners will be invited to take part in a special warm-up before the race and the CarFest Team, along with some celebrity athletes, will be on hand to get you raring to go.

Once you have completed the race all runners will be rewarded with a medal and the CarFest photographer will be on hand throughout to capture the special moments.

Just don't forget to have a big breakfast!  

Please note: Due to event timings The Great Festival Dash is open to camping ticket holders only and will take place at 10:00 on Saturday 28 July (CarFest North) and Saturday 25 August (CarFest South).

How do I apply?

We know that for lots of you, running either the 2.5km or 5km Great Festival Dash will be a huge personal achievement.

Click below to register for the Festival Dash*. The entry fee is a minimum donation of £1 to BBC Children in Need. When you register you will be given the option to add an additional donation that goes straight to BBC Children in Need.

Don't forget the Dash is only available to campers due to it's start time. 

Sign-up to North Sign-up to South

Is your family member or friend dashing?

If you aren't taking part, but you have a friend or loved one who is doing the Great Festival Dash did you know you could donate some money to their dash? Click on the button below and you'll be taken to the donations only page. 

Donate to the Dash

See the video from last year! 

Why should I do it?

Every penny raised will go towards supporting disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. Here are some examples of how your sponsorship money can help:

£10 pays for a music therapy session at a hospice for children with cancer so that they can have fun and take their mind off their illness.

£20 provides a counselling session for a 16-year-old girl who lost her dad, helping her feel stronger and able to cope with everyday life.

£30 means disabled children can do an indoor surfing session, where they can have fun with their friends and improve their balance and coordination.

*If you are registering more than one runner, you will need to book separately for each runner in the group. 

The Great Festival Dash wouldn't exist without the support of local running clubs at both North and South 

South Cheshire Harriers

The Hatch Warren Runners

Our Sponsors and Partners

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