The fast and flat #ShelfordFunRun is a measured 5k course on closed roads through the villages of Great and Little Shelford. It’s perfect for experienced runners looking to gain a PB as well as first time runners and families!  The UKA registered 5k race and 5k fun run are both chip timed and will set off in two waves.

New for 2023 inclusive sports champions Power 2 Inspire, bring their Super Sensory 1k (SS1k) to run alongside the 5k.  The SS1k is a separate circuit of the rec with five ‘sense’ stations dedicated to Sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch and Taste!  The SS1k will not have a set start time and will be free to complete, either instead of, or after completing the 5k.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part, volunteered, supported or sponsored the #ShelfordFunRun 2023 on 10th September! We look forward to seeing you next year!


The 2023 results

The 2023 results are in! Click the image for the event overview or go direct to the RESULTS TABLE

Graphic with 3 running figures and text: Shelford 5k Fun Run 2023

Check out the finish line photos by Sublime Timing on their facebook page!


Click the images below to view the results from previous Shelford Fun Runs…

Graphic image showing silhouettes of 3 people running with logo and text: 5k, 2022, #ShelfordFunRun

Graphic image with text: 5k 2020




Follow us on Instagram (and Facebook and Twitter!) for Shelford Fun Run updates and chat, and add our hashtags to your posts so that we can find and share them with the Shelford fun running community!

#ShelfordFunRun   &   #ShelfordSelfie


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!

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