Runderwear Festival of Running - 5k

The 5k Run & Training Plan

The Runderwear virtual 5k is part of the Runderwear Festival of Running taking place over the Easter weekend.

How do I enter?

Choose which race distance you'd like to do and enter the event on Results Base.

  • Early bird entry (up to and including 28th February 2021) is £10
  • Standard entry (from 1st March 2021) is £12

FREE 5k Training Plans

Please find below your FREE 8 week 5k training programme, created by England Athletics Road Running Manager, Tom Craggs.  Choose between the Beginner, Improver and Experienced 5k plan.

Beginner 5k Training Plan

This plan is aimed at runners who are new to structured training and who may not have tried to run a fast 5km before but who can run 20-30+ minutes continuously.

Improver 5k Training Plan

This plan is aimed at regular runners who are confident running 50-60+ minutes continuously as well as including interval sessions in their training. You will have completed 5km races or parkruns before and will be looking to improve you performance over the eight weeks of the plan. The plan includes faster, interval based sessions so some experience of this type of training can be helpful.

Experienced 5k Training Plan

This plan is aimed at experienced runners who run most days and who are confident running 60-70 minutes + continuously as well as including interval sessions in their training. You will have completed 5km races or parkruns before and will be looking to improve you performance over the eight weeks of the plan. The plan includes plenty of faster running so you should be experienced at mixing up paces in your training.

What do I receive?

As well as the free 8 week training programme, Team Runderwear ‘Race Leaders’ will be training for the event with you, sharing their journey and encourage yours! There will be plenty of expert help and advice along the way too help you stay on track.

Once you have completed the race and and uploaded your proof to the results base system you will receive: 

  • Runderwear ‘Festival of Running’ wooden medal made from sustainable European-sourced FSC ply
  • A Runderwear designed ‘Festival of Running’ certificate


5k Prizes

Prizes will be available for:

  • 1st place Male and Female receive £60 Runderwear voucher
  • 2nd place Male and female receive £50 Runderwear voucher
  • 3rd place Male and Female receive £40 Runderwear voucher

Plus 10 spot prizes  - recipients will receive a £25 Runderwear voucher

Please take a look at ourFestival of Running FAQs if you need any further help or advice.