LGBT5k Festival of Running
Our first annual run started out as a Gay 5K back in 2012 being renamed as the LGBT5k the following year. As entrants increased it morphed into the LGBT5k Festival of Running with our first children’s race and a relay in addition to the traditional 5k back in 2018. In 2020 the event became virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic but on Friday 23rd July 2021 we were delighted to celebrate our 10th anniversary with an in-person event on Newcastle's Town Moor. It was wonderful to see adults and children enjoying the sunshine with the 5k and 1 mile children's race, as well as some runners joining us "virtually".
Our 2022 festival is taking place on Friday 22nd July; once again there is a 5k and 1 mile children's race with a virtual option available for both races. There is a fantastic medal for all participants!
For those of you able to join us on the town moor, you will also receive a fabulous goody bag!
The event is licensed with Run Britain (event licence: 2022-43959)
Registration will be online only
Entries close 5pm Thursday 21st July 2022
Friday 22nd July 2022
Children’s Race starts at 5.45pm
5K starts at 6.15pm
Entry Limits, Age Restrictions & Cost
5K 900 runner limit (age 11 and over on 22 July 2022). Unaffiliated runner fee £18 / Affiliated runner fee £16
Children's race 100 runner limit (age 5 to 15 on 22 July 2022) Entry fee £5
Participants can run or walk the 5K adult race or the 1 mile children's race. The event aims to promote having fun to support and celebrate the LGBT+ community. We encourage fancy-dress!
We will have a tail walker to ensure that everyone has finished the course safely.
As some people may be nervous or not able to join us on the day, there is also a virtual option for those who want to participate. This will be priced the same as the in-person races to cover the cost of posting medals.