21 Jul

New Fitness Festival


Running events will be at the core of a new health-themed festival taking place in Surrey next month. The Fitness Festival takes place at Priest Hill, Ewell near Epsom on Saturday 29 August and the programme includes three colourful fun runs on the day with 5k and 10k adult events and a shorter 2.4k run for children aged 6-15.

Billed as the largest family focused fitness festival in the UK, the all day festival will offer adults and children a range of events to take part in, plus plenty of fun fitness activities to try. There will also be live music, food and drink refreshments and hundreds of different stalls open throughout the day to create a fun-filled festival vibe. Organisers hope that the event will help inspire local people to try something new and to discover the many benefits that exercise can bring to the whole family.

There will also be a ‘Superman’ and ‘Superwoman’ competition to find the strongest man and woman at the event, plus a ‘Fitness Challenge’, which will test speed, strength and stamina across a series of mini-challenges. Winners of both competitions will be presented with £500 worth of fitness goodies.

Event organiser and founder of The Fitness Festival, Cara Hernon, said: “The Fitness Festival is first and foremost about making fitness fun. The concept is new to the UK, however fitness events like this are already quite common in certain parts of Europe. We are hoping to make a real impact to the way people in the UK view fitness and exercise, by designing an event that the whole family can enjoy.”

The Fitness Festival will start at 10am and finish at 6pm. Adult entry to the festival costs £5 or £12 for entry and access to the active area. Children’s entry to the festival costs £3 or £10 for entry and access to the active area.

Tickets to the running events, the strongest man and woman events and the ‘Fitness throw down challenge’ are priced separately but all include festival entry.  To find out more and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.