Organisers of RunFestRun 2022 have pulled the plug on the festival.
The event was due to be held on May 20-22 at Englefield House, situated within the stunning Berkshire countryside.
A statement from the organisers said: “We have been so excited to bring you a bigger and better RunFestRun this year and the support from the running community and industry has been fantastic. However, there have been unforeseen factors in the wider market resulting in challenges across the supporting infrastructure and in participants being more cautious. In light of these combined factors, we have come to the difficult decision that RunFestRun will not go ahead at Englefield House in May 2022.
“We know this is disappointing news for everyone hoping to take part in the event. Be assured that we are exploring new ways to bring our wonderful community together again in the near future. In the meantime, we will be contacting all ticket holders with more information, as well as details on refunds, in the next few days.”
Running royalty such as Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram CBE, Vassos Alexander and Colin Jackson were due to be in attendance.
It was one of the only festivals in the UK to bring together world-famous athletes, stunning run routes and an unmatched feel-good atmosphere over three days.
Attendees could have entered up to nine events across the weekend, from the “Sunset Shuffle” to RunFestRun’s signature half marathon. There were also scheduled fun activities for friends, couples and solo festival-goers alike, street food and bars, workshops, talks, workouts, and a dedicated shopping village. World-class music acts Basement Jaxx, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Toploader, as well as Dick & Dom were due to appear.