The Festival Village

Run Rabbit Trail Festival

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2024

Awesome Guest Speakers & Live Music for Runners (& spectators)

Festival Village

We know how much runners like to party. On the Saturday afternoon, things will start to happen in the Festival Village, offering an atmosphere to meet and chill with like-minded runners.

Free for all competitors & spectators to attend, we expect the merriment to go into the night!



The 2024 line-up has been finalised!

See below for full details and follow our Facebook page for the latest updates!


MYO Street Food will be serving a selection of hot and cold food and drinks, including Breakfast, Stone Baked Pizzas & Wraps, Sweet Treats & Snacks from their vintage food van throughout the event. The full menu and price list can be viewed here.

Please note: there will not be a bar at this year’s event, so if you want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage after your run you will need to bring your own.


Camping on the Saturday night is included for everyone entered in any of the events.

The site has basic camping facilities with pitches suitable for tents, camper vans and caravans, including portaloos and showers. Head over to our Camping page to see our camping FAQs.

2024 Entertainment Line Up!

Darren Grigas

Darren is a British adventurer and endurance athlete who has completed many extreme challenges including several world-first uncharted and unsupported crossings with no shortcuts home.

He has endured and traversed some of the toughest footraces on the planet, in some of the hottest, coldest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Self-sufficient running across the Sahara, was the second person ever to run the 100 miles across the frozen Khövsgöl Nuur (Lake) in Outer-Mongolia in temperatures colder than the South Pole, crossed uncharted jungles as a world-first crossing the whole of Panama coast-to-coast. After picking up unknown spider bites, accidental machete wounds and running to the end of his rations with no shortcut out, Darren knows how to overcome adversity and setbacks. He traversed the Namib desert via a route never-before completed on foot and back on UK shores completed a 177-mile relay race carrying a 20kg pack.

He says he isn’t the strongest or fastest guy on the ground, but believes his achievements demonstrate that with the right mindset we are all capable of achieving extraordinary feats and he hopes to inspire others to believe in themselves and their wildest goals.

Ronnie Staton

Ronnie Staton has been working with goals for nearly 20 years after studying for a BSc Hons Coaching, Sport & Exercise Science Degree. Originally a Personal Trainer, working with a range of clientele, he began to see that similar mindset patterns clearly lead to an improved success rate in achieving targets and individual fulfilment. Over time Ronnie has become qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to better help individuals within this non-physical realm.

Over the last decade Ronnie has been working to help physically and mentally prepare 100s of ultra runners from around the UK tackling anything from 30 miles up to 300 miles. Over the last few years he has teamed up with Harrier Trail Running to provide coaching materials and live talks.

Ronnie personally loves to run long and he has successfully ran across England (190 miles), Wales (250 miles) and Scotland (215 miles) in a non-stop format. In 2024 he completed the Winter Spine Race (268 miles) in just under 5 days.

Ian Britt

Ian Britt is a top talent and fantastic acoustic covers artist – putting his unique style across the extensive range of modern and classic songs in his repertoire.

Following his set at last year’s Festival it was clear that we had to invite Ian back in 2024, and we are delighted that he will once more be bringing Saturday to a close.

What’s On:

Saturday, 18th May

Sunday, 19th May

Festival questions:

Will there be a warm communal space area at the Festival?

Our Race HQ is in a large barn that is dry, sheltered and fairly warm! It is located opposite the camping field and alongside the area for those who are using campervans. Registration, prize giving and entertainment will take place in the barn and there will be straw bales available for seating, although we suggest runners bring their own camping chairs if they have them.

Are meal costs included in the event ticket? If not, what are the costs of food approx?

Meal costs are not included in the event ticket. A guide to costs will be provided in the Race Pack that goes out approximately a week before the event.

What vegan food options will be available?

We will have a stone baked pizza van available for evening food. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free pizzas will all be available. Snacks and drinks will also be available from the van throughout the day, details of which will be available in the race pack that is sent out closer to the time.

Will there be refreshments and food at check points? If so, what will the options be?

There are no checkpoints on the Trail Mix Challenge or Headlight Hop events, as these are just 5k/10k in distance. Runners will be encouraged to take out with them on the course, grab from their tent/bag or purchase from the food van anything they need nutrition-wise to see them round. Water containers will be accessible from the start/finish area throughout the course of the weekend for everybody to fill up their cups/flasks. The half marathon event on the Sunday will have three water stations on route, at approximately miles 3, 7 and 10. These will just contain water.

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