Family-friendly running festivals
If you’re looking for a run with more than just a medal at the end, these running festivals offer a brilliant atmosphere and additional activities that the whole family can get involved in.

Family-friendly running festivals

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Normally featuring food & drink vendors, live music and kids’ activities, running festivals are the ideal weekend getaways for active families. If you’re looking for a running event with more than just races on offer, we’ve pulled together four upcoming running festivals you and the family will love.

From running by the seaside in Bournemouth to exploring a World Heritage Site in Richmond, there’s something for beach-lovers, city-goers and everyone in between.

Take a look our top picks of running festivals below...

Richmond RUNFEST | 15-16 Sep

The only time you can ever run in the World Heritage Site - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew! Great medal, great goody bag, NIKE tech tee, music festival finish and a free beer!

Marathon Half 10K

Richmond Running Festival

Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running | 22-23 Sep

Breathtaking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied distances and festival atmosphere, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running has something for everyone.

Loch Ness Marathon Festival

Bournemouth Marathon Festival | 6-7 Oct

The Bournemouth marathon festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB. With 6 races to choose from there is something for all abilities.


Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival | 25-26 May

Once a year, thousands upon thousands of runners descend upon Edinburgh for a weekend of fun, festivities and sweat, all in the name of charity. With a wide range of races and distances on offer, there’s an event to suit runners of all ages and abilities.


Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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