Run Rectory Wood

Rectory wood, cranfield, beds

10AM sun, 24th march 2019

fully licensed and insured


Rectory Wood.

Owned and maintained by the fantastic Forest of Marston Vale (Registered Charity No.1069229), Rectory Wood Park was their first site used to create a new woodland on. 15 years later, it is a thriving area of woodland trails, ponds, and wildlife.

Our routes meander through Rectory Wood, passing the historic Marston Thrift, which dates back to before the Doomsday book, and is both Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest


The events

We have two events, a 5KM fun run open to all, and a 10KM race, both with these benefits
Easy to follow route

Our routes are fully sign posted and marshalled for your safety, and most importantly, your enjoyment

Traffic Free

Taking place in Rectory Wood means there's the route is not only beautiful, but completely traffic free!

Free Parking

We'd love for everyone to walk or cycle to the event, but we also understand that's not always possible.

Finisher's Medal

Every runner who finishes the 5K M & 10KM events will receive a finisher's medal, to brag about on #MedalMonday


Why Us?

There's never been more running events to choose from... here's why we think you should choose us

Challenging Course

There’s plenty of courses touted as easy, flat & PB friendly… Run Rectory Wood isn’t that! It’s hilly, uneven, and probably muddy – but hey, nothing worth having comes easy!


Legacy Hill climb

1 Mile of uphill awesomeness. It may be pretty damn tough, but the feeling of making it to the top and receiving your medal is worth it! Oh, and if you’re quick, there’s a prize waiting for you, too!



In a world of concrete jungles, it’s nice to get out in to the country side, catch some fresh air, and hopefully spot some of the diverse wildlife we have in the park.


Fantastic Views

Who doesn’t like a good view? Luckily the Start / Finish area is on the top of a hill, surrounded by views of the entire Marston Vale area.


Choose your distance

Choose from the 5KM fun run or 10KM race below.
5KM Fun Run


+ £1 fee

  • £2 Discount for UKA / ARC Members
  • 5KM Entry Single Lap
  • Entry to Legacy Hillclimb Competition
  • Chip Timing
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Free Parking
  • Water on course and at Start / Finish
10KM Race


+ £1 Fee

  • £2 Discount for UKA / ARC Members
  • 10KM Entry Double Lap
  • Entry To Legacy Hillclimb Competition
  • Chip Timing
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Free Parking
  • Water on course and at Start / Finish

Our Blog

Catch up our latest developments with our event!

We are live!

Our entry page is now up and running. To enter, simply go to our friends Results Base and follow the on screen instructions.

24th March Event Cancelled
It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of Run Rectory Wood on 24th March 2019. Events such as this rely heavily on a high volume of…
The 5K Route Map
We have finalised the route map for the 5K! It’s a single lap course. Starting on grass at the top of Rectory Wood, runners follow the path towards Marston Thrift. Once…

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