Shelford Fun Run 5k

5k RACE & 5k FUN RUN : 29 SEPTEMBER 2024

The fast and flat #ShelfordFunRun is a measured 5k course on closed roads through the villages of Great and Little Shelford near Cambridge. 

The UKA registered 5k race and 5k fun run & walk are both chip timed and will set off in two separate waves on the same course.

For serious runners it’s a great chance to register a personal best.

For beginners and family groups the event is perfect! You can walk or jog at your own pace, enjoying the villages car free and savouring the atmosphere.

Whatever your reason for taking part, you will enjoy a great day out and your participation will help support the work of Shelford Playscape and CamRARE!

To avoid a few other local events and to give everyone a little bit more time to get organised after the summer holidays (not least our committee!), we have moved to the last weekend in September.  Hopefully this will also mean we won’t have such meltingly hot temperatures to contend with this year!

Sign Up!

Sign up for the Shelford Fun Run 5k on 29 Sept 2024 is now OPEN!

We have an early bird price available until the end of school term, so don’t miss out on a bargain (standard prices apply from 22nd July 2024)!

Shelford Fun Run 5k logo with a silhouette of a bird


Your entry fees will be split equally between our fabulous local co-host charities, GREAT SHELFORD PLAYSCAPE and CamRARE. It’s also super easy to set up your own fundraising page to help raise additional much needed funds in sponsorship for either, or both, of our charities to mark your achievement!

Play for all is at the heart of the playscape you see in Great Shelford today, with inclusive design integrated throughout the process. Shelford Playscape continue to work with Great Shelford Parish Council to maintain and improve inclusive play & recreation across the Rec.  If you’d like to raise sponsorship for Shelford Playscape you can donate to us at CAF Donate 

CAMBRIDGE RARE DISEASE NETWORK (CamRARE) unite patients, advocates, experts and innovators to address the challenges faced by people living with rare disease.  CamRARE are raising funds for their Unique Feet community group which provides activities and support for families of children and young people with a rare condition.  You can set up your own sponsorship page to raise funds for CamRARE with Just Giving

In training?

Don’t forget to share your training pictures to inspire others on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #ShelfordSelfie and #ShelfordFunRun

Event Sponsors

Support from our amazing event sponsors is crucial to cover the costs of the event so that as much of the money raised as possible goes to our partner charities!

If your organisation would like to support us we would love to hear from you!
Find our more about our SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES HERE or email us at
funrun@shelfordplayscape.org for more information.

And a massive thank you to the generous sponsors who have committed to joining us so far (scroll down to find out more about them below)…


Returning as our GOLD sponsor, Bidwells are a leading property consultancy at the forefront of two of the most dynamic real estate markets in the UK: the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and the emerging field of Natural Capital.  Say hello to them at the 3k water station and collect your medal from their stand at the finish line!


Angli-EAR Hearing are an independent audiology clinic dedicated to delivering unparalleled service and support.  Spot their state of the art clinic near the start of the fun run route, just after you leave the recreation ground!

Wilson Partners provide a suite of integrated, innovative and value-added accounting, tax and corporate finance solutions that empower businesses, investors and private clients to make better decisions.

Costello Medical support the healthcare sector in the analysis, interpretation and communication of clinical and health economic data.


Housed in the charmingly restored historic station house next to Shelford Station in Great Shelford, Zara has been serving the community with award winning, authentic Indian cuisine since 2007.


We would love to hear from anyone interested in joining the Shelford Fun Run committee to keep this much loved event going!

No running expertise is required, just an enthusiasm for inclusive community events.  The commitment can vary from helping to plan the event throughout the year (from arranging road closures to putting up posters) to getting stuck in in the last week with all the final preparations.

We also need a large number of on the day volunteers to help set up the event, register runners, marshal the route, photograph the event and help to clear up.

Please email funrun@shelfordplayscape.org if you fancy joining the committee or can offer a helping hand on the day!

Graphic image of hands raised and the word volunteer


Sign up for 2024

Entry for the Shelford Fun Run 5k and 5k Race is now OPEN! To avoid a few other local events and to give everyone a little bit more time to get organised after the summer holidays (not least our organising committee!), we have moved to the last weekend in September.   Hopefully this will also mean …