Bothwell Run Fest 5K & 10K Road Race
Bothwell Primary School
Sunday, 27 August 2023
10.00am race start (10k) • 10.05am race start (5k)
Age Restrictions: 15+ (10k) and 5+ (5k)
£14.00 Adults (10k) • £7.00 12 and Over (5k) • £2.00 Children (11 and under)
Event Sponsor: W. Livingstone Cars
Event Sponsor:  Let’s Let

IMPORTANT UPDATE – 𝗥𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱

We’re deeply sorry to share the unfortunate news that our upcoming Run Fest, scheduled for 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 ‘𝟮𝟯 as part of the Scarecrow Festival, has been 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to make the decision to postpone. We understand the disappointment and frustration this announcement brings as it also marks a unique challenge for the Scarecrow Festival and without a doubt, a very disheartening moment.

Months of dedication and hard work went into preparing for this exciting event, and along with our sponsors W Livingstone Ltd and Let’s Let and our partner Newton Road Runners, we were eagerly looking forward to it.

Rest assured, we’re actively exploring rescheduling options and will share updates as they develop. For those who signed up and entered, we appreciate your patience as we work to finalise the options available to you. Your understanding means the world to us, and we extend our sincerest and deepest apologies for any inconvenience this situation has caused.

Thank you for your unwavering support and for being a part of the Run Fest community. We remain committed to overcoming this setback and making Run Fest a Scarecrow Festival highlight that draws runners from all corners.
Your continued support means the world to us.

Heartfelt apologies,
Team Scarecrow

The Bothwell Scarecrow Festival invites you to enter the Bothwell Run Fest 5K & 10K road race, which will be held on Sunday 27th August 2023 at 10.00am.

There may be limited places available to register on the day of the event (Sunday 27th August) at Bothwell Primary School, however to avoid any disappointment we recommend signing up online. Registration is open from 8:30am until 9:30am.

This year our 10 and 5K Races are on the first Sunday of this years Festival and will be one of the first opportunities for you to get involved. The route will take you along some of the paths and roads in andaround Bothwell.

We have two options for you, both starting and finishing at Bothwell Primary School. The more serious runners amongst you have the option of a 10K race (2 laps) while the rest of you can take a more leisurely approach in a once round 5K run, trot or walk – which ever suits you. As the 5k is to be a fun event get dressed-up (we have prizes for the best dressed competitors – scarecrows or any other theme of your choice) and make it an enjoyable day for everyone.

To enter either race please use the online registration form on Entry Central Online Registration. Once registered we will acknowledge your entry and further information will be sent out in a separate email in the weeks leading up to the event.

Your number will be available to pick up at Bothwell Primary school from 8:30am on the morning of the race, this will need attaching to the front of your T-Shirt or vest. This year the races will be chipped timed, this service will be provided by Perfect Timing.

All children must be of school age or above to take part. All children under the age of 16 entering either race must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have permission to take part in either race. Minimum entry ages are 15 for the 10K and 5 for the 5K.

There will be a warm up prior to the start.

The course starts and finishes at Bothwell Primary school which provides limited car parking, changing, toilets and prize presentations.


1st 3 overall M/F for 5K & 10K
Spot prizes
Medals will be provided to all finishers