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Run Prestwood

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Woman taking part in a running race wearing sunglasses and a bib with number 71 on it. She has a big smile on her face and is waving her hands in the air.

Run Prestwood is a road race that has taken place in the village of Prestwood since 1993. The event started as a 10k race in association with a local leisure centre and has gone on to now include a 5k fun run and a children’s race.

Each year, hundreds of runners flock to Prestwood to run for the prestigious event. Working on their personal best timings, putting their training to the test or simply doing it for fun.

“I have done a lot of races over the years, from huge city centre marathons to tiny village fun runs, and Run Prestwood is still one of my favourites. It is well organised, with good signage and enough marshals on hand to stop you getting lost in the wilds of Buckinghamshire. I’d recommend Run Prestwood to anyone – from serious runners to newbies – because it’s a great, inclusive event and the organisers make everyone feel welcome” – Hannah, previous runner.

We have two routes through the beautiful village of Prestwood.

5k or 10k.  Both start from Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre (previously known as Sprinters Leisure Centre) and are mainly road races.  The 10k is chip timed, the 5k is not timed.

We also have a children’s 2k race on the day, this will also take place at Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre.

All profits from the race go to the Chilterns Neuro Centre, a local therapy and support centre for people living with neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s and stroke survivors.

Logo for Jeremy Swan Estate Agents - a black background with a image of a white swanWe are grateful to Jeremy Swan Estate Agents for sponsoring Run Prestwood and for all the support they provide the Centre.

Taking part in Run Prestwood is more than running, it’s life-changing for people affected by MS, Parkinson’s and strokes. As the event is hosted by the Chilterns Neuro Centre, all money raised by the event will go directly towards helping people affected by those conditions to live life to the full. If you’re taking part then why set up a JustGiving fundraising page and raise even more money for the Centre?

Terms and conditions

If entering Run Prestwood, either for yourself or on behalf of someone else, please read the Terms and Conditions. Signing up for the event is confirmation that you have read the Terms and Conditions.

Entry Fees

10k (in advance)
£18.00 (UK Athletics affiliated) / £20.00
10k (on the day)
£20.00 (UK Athletics affiliated) / £22.00
5k (in advance)
£12.00 (UK Athletics affiliated) / £14.00
5k (on the day)
£16.00 (UK Athletics affiliated) / £18.00
2k (in advance and on the day)

The first 25 runners for the 10k race sign-ups will receive a free Chilterns Neuro Centre race vest.

Timings on the day

  • 9am: Registration opens for all events. Collect your runner number from here
  • 10am: 10k Registration closes
  • 10.15am: 5k Registration closes
  • 10.30am: 10k Race starts
  • 10.45am: 5k Race starts
  • 11.30am: Registration closes for the children’s race
  • 11.45am: Trophy ceremony – winners announced for the 10k race

The Chilterns Neuro Centre is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.


The start and finish lines are at the same location and can be found on the field outside Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre (previously known as Sprinters Leisure Centre) which is located on Honor End Lane in Prestwood. The postcode is HP16 9QY.

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Car parking

Car parking is available at Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre, this will be organised by the Rotary Club of Great Missenden and District. Please also be considerate to other road users and local residents when parking.

Changing and toilet facilities

Changing facilities and toilets are available at Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre. The facilities are limited, so you are advised to arrive in your race clothing if possible. Sports bags etc can be left in the Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre. Please do not leave valuables, as no liability can be accepted for any items left here, or elsewhere at the event.

Pre-entered competitors

You will need to collect your race number on the day from the registration desk. We will have a supply of pins available, but please bring your own if you have some.

Children’s run

We have a children’s 2k run taking place on the day at 12pm. So ensure you bring the whole family with you.

The children’s 2k run is at the leisure centre and will take place in their key stage age groups. Every child who takes part will receive a medal.

Race numbers

All competitors must wear their race numbers, clearly pinned to the front of their vests at all times during the race.  All competitors must wear their correct number. Any competitor wearing another person’s number or a number not issued by the Organisers will be liable to disqualification. Note that if you are unable to run, and want to allow a friend to run in your place, we will gladly reallocate your number without charge. If you can let us know before the day, that would be ideal; send an email to fundraising@chilternsneurocentre.org with your race number, your name, and the name, address, date of birth and contact details of the person replacing you.


For your and others’ safety, you will not be able to race with earphones/headphones in. Anyone observed wearing earphones/headphones will be asked to remove them.

Course routes

When running, take care on uneven surfaces – whether on grass or on the tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course

We don’t allow dogs or buggies.

Please note that this is a road race and there are no road closures.

Finish process

Please note that we are only chip timing the 10k race, the 5k run will not be timed.

You will be guided into a finish lane where you will receive your medal. Please then proceed away from the funnel to avoid congestion. Drinks will be available shortly after the exit to the funnel.

We will have a sweep behind the last runner, please note that we will wait for all runners to complete the race / run regardless of their time.

Medical and health matters

It is important to be fit and trained before taking part in events such as these. There is useful advice at www.runnersmedicalresource.com.

First aid

First aid facilities will be located on site. If you require assistance during the race, speak with one of the marshals who will make contact with the first aid team.


A water station is positioned at the end of Hangings Lane on the 10k route. This will be approximately at the 5k point. Please note no water stations on the 5k run.

All runners will receive a bottle of water and a goody bag at the end of the race.

Drink refreshments will be available to buy on the day also. Along with an ice cream van!

Entries on the day

Entries will be available on the day for the 10k, 5k and children’s races, subject to the maximum entry number not being reached. Just come to the registration desk where entry forms will be available. However, we do strongly advise you to enter by midday on Thursday 9 May. This will avoid the queues which build up on the day. On the day registration closes 30 minutes before the start.


May 12
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Prestwood Gym & Fitness Centre
Honor End Lane
Prestwood, HP16 9QY United Kingdom
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