Hatfields Shrewsbury Running Festival
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd August 2021
10k | 5k | 2k relay | 1 mile TT | Shrewsability Run
Shrewsbury’s favourite road race event is back for 2021 with the addition of some brand new races. Taking place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, Hatfields Shrewsbury Running Festival has a race for everyone.
Hatfields Shrewsbury 10k is the ultimate town race – Run it with family and friends, run for charity, or just to push yourself with a new challenge. If 10k is a challenge too far this year, then why not try out the 5k river run, 2k team relay or the 1 mile time trial!
HATFIELDS SHREWSBURY 10K (age 15+)
Sunday 22nd August 9am
Starting at the iconic Quarry Park, the Hatfields Shrewsbury 10k starts with a fantastic route through one of Britain’s finest and most beautiful medieval market towns within the first few kilometres. You’ll take on some hills within the first 3km, enjoying some of Shrewsbury’s residential areas and the town’s major river crossings before passing through the grounds of the prestigious Shrewsbury School.
After the halfway point, you’ll head back towards the town centre and will be welcomed back to the beautiful tree-lined Quarry Park with support from the many spectators. Our 10k event has built a fantastic following of runners and supporters who will be with you every step of the way until the end!
HATFIELDS SHREWSBURY 5K (age 11+)
Saturday 21st August 12pm
Following on from the success of the Shrewsbury 10k, we are launching Shrewsbury’s inaugural 5k as part of Shrewsbury’s first Running Festival. With a grand start/ finish in the Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, the fast course is suitable for all abilities with professional chip timing, bespoke medals and running buff for all competitors. Whether you are from Shrewsbury and surrounding areas or from further afield, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this race.
The wave starts will allow runners to enjoy this fast, scenic course and ensure that the festival atmosphere will be in full swing. Starting and finishing at the iconic blue gates in the Quarry Park, its a downhill start towards Hercules statue, taking a left and running along Victoria Avenue enjoying views of the river as we head out under the English Bridge out the Shrewsbury Weir. Here we will turn back and head back into the town park for a flat, fast finish along the tree-lined avenue with great support from spectators.
2k TEAM RELAY (ages 8+)
Saturday 21st August 3pm
As part of the Shrewsbury Running Festival, we have introduced this new event to the weekend. The 2K Relay will consist of 4 runners each running a loop of the 2k course. The course starts and finishes in the Quarry Park on the tree lined avenue on spring Saturday afternoon. The 2k course will be achievable for all runners and brings a real community feel to the event. Whether you just take part in the relay with some friends or enter the 5k or 10k, it promises to be a great social event in the heart of Shrewsbury.
CHARITY 1 MILE TIME TRIAL (ages 5+)
Saturday 21st August 5pm
Test yourself with this 1 mile lap within the quarry. Whether you are trying to get a sub 5min mile or running with a younger child, the proceeds from this event will be donated to Shrewsbury Town in The Community, our charity partner.