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Festival of Running

Sunday 4th August 2024

11am - 4pm

Workington AFC Borough Park

Our Festival of Running event has something for everyone. We encourage all ages and all levels of fitness to get involved.

Organised in conjunction with Cumberland Athletic Club, we will be offering you the chance to join us for a 1k fun run, or a 5k and 10k run.


Whether you are taking part yourself or cheering someone on, there will be something to keep you entertained.

Races will start at Workington AFC Borough Park and will take you out and around Workington allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery while motivating you to run your fastest race.


Registration for all races begins at 8am (Half Marathon Registration closes at 9am) Ensure enough time is left from registration to get to the start at Workington Hall. To register online use the link below


Half Marathon - 9:30am - Starts at Workington Hall 

10k - 12pm - Starts on Black Path by Allerdale House 

5k - 1:30pm - Starts on Black Path by Allerdale House

1k - 2:30pm - Starts at the Cricket Club

There will also be food and drink available.

The Courses:


The race will start near the entrance to the Cricket Club on Black Path and head west towards Borough Park. Runners will then be directed into the football stadium and run round the grounds to the finish. The 1km race is a free to enter marshalled fun run primarily for children. The race can be entered for free online or on the day, if places are available. The run is marshalled and it is expected that parents/ guardians will supervise children throughout. The run is not timed.



The 5km race is an out and back course. The start is on Black Path outside the football stadium and runs down towards the Cricket Club entrance where runners will take a sharp right up hill turning to join the cycle path. Runners will then cross Navvi’s bridge and head North West along Northside Road. Runners will be directed North on to the cycle path until reaching a marshalled turn-around point and will then return along the same route. On reaching the Football ground runners will be directed into the stadium and finish by running around the football field to the finish line.



  • The 10Km covers the same course as the 5K.

  • On reaching the 5K turn-round point runners will continue and be directed over the A596 pedestrian bridge where they will then head South East on the cycle path taking them past the nature reserve and a drinks station adjacent to Dunmail Park.

  • When the runners reach a fork in the cycle path they will be directed north towards Seaton to a marshalled turning point.

  • Runners will then return the same way as they went out, finishing by running around the football field to the finish line.

Half Marathon


  • Back for 2024 the Half Marathon in Workington was last held in 1984.

Our compere will also be on hand to ensure everyone knows where they are going and gets to that all-important start line on time. We’ll also have someone on hand to warm you up before the start of each race to ensure your muscles are in the best shape and to prevent any injuries.

The Cumberland Athletic Club will also be on hand throughout the day to give guidance and advice.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Workington Town Council at or call the office on 01900 702986. 

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