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The Brentford Challenge 2017 - 5k run & sports activity day

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The 5th annual Brentford Challenge takes place on Sunday 9th April at Brentford Lock and Syon Park.

On the day there will be a variety of sports activities on offer including:

- Competitive & family 5k trail run/walk through Syon Park
- Free Stand up Paddleboarding at Brentford Lock
- Free family sports activity and funday in Syon Park

What is the Brentford Challenge?

The Brentford Challenge comprises of a variety of sports activities. The event kicks off with a competitive 5k-trail run. Participants in the competitive run will be up first followed by the family 5k fun run/walk that is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Both runs follow the same route and take place in the stunning grounds of Syon Park. A large section of the 5km route makes its way through the Duke of Northumberland’s private gardens, which are normally closed to the public.

The routes are a mixture of trail, path, meadow and parkland. A suitable pair of running/trail shoes should be worn, as there are some stretches that pass over rough ground and open meadow!

To compliment the day’s main events, we will be hosting our youth football tournament and a variety of FREE to participate in sports activities for adults and children including:

- FastBall Challenge in our speed-cage: Will you be the FastBall challenge winner?
- Small sided high tempo soccer in our Inflatable football pitch.
- *Soccercise: A football themed workout for women of all levels of fitness.
- *Boxercise: Fun exercise class themed with the training concepts used by boxers.

Other sports include frisbee golf, dodgeball, street soccer challenge, rounder’s, and spinning classes.

After all that you can relax on the freshly cut lawns of Syon Park and enjoy the music and refreshments.

An introduction to Stand up Paddleboarding

All participants have the opportunity to try Stand up Paddle-Boarding at Brentford Lock. Participants must be a minimum of 8 years old. No upper age limits apply.

Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing adventure sports. The basics are easy to learn with people able to stand up and paddle relatively quickly. SUP can be enjoyed by individuals, groups and families. Larger boards enable parents to take a small child on board safely whilst older children can paddle their own.

Don’t worry if you have never tried stand up paddleboarding, as Active 360, London’s largest provider of SUP activities, will be providing training and guidance.

More information about Paddleboarding is available on our bookings page, to book your paddleboarding place, please follow the link below:

Prizes and medals:
All trail and fun run participants will receive a Brentford Challenge participation medal and goody bag courtesy of our event partners Teapigs. All registered participants will be entered into prize draw with winners announced on stage at the end of the day.

Entry fees
Individual runners £5.00
Family of 5 (max 2 aged 18 or above) £10.00

Registration and online booking:

All registrations should be made online. We cannot accept cash or on the day bookings. Children and juniors not participating in any events will need to register to take part in the sports activity fun day. This can be done at the registration desk on the day.

Event Itinerary

10.00 - Bag-Drop and Number Collection opens
10.30 – 5K Family Race starts
10.30 – Multisport Activity Commences
11.00 – Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Brentford Lock
15.00 – Event Close


Bona Fide community groups, disability groups etc. can apply for discounts and special concessions. Please contact the event organisers for more details and discount codes.

The closing date for online registration is 9pm on Thursday, April 7th 2017

There is the opportunity for entrants to set-up a fundraising page with Virgin Giving - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1012009

For all enquiries please email the Brentford Challenge team at:


Alternatively you can call Brentford FC Community Sports Trust on 020 8326 7030

We hope that you are able to join us for this year’s Brentford Challenge, we look forward to seeing you on April 9th.

The Brentford FC CST Team

*Soccercise combines a variety of fitness exercises with a football. The class is delivered to music and is based on repetitions of specific exercises.

*Similar to Soccercise but with boxing based exercises such as shadowboxing, skipping, punching punch-pads, kicking punch bags etc.

By booking your tickets at the Brentford Challenge 2017, you are agreeing to all our Terms & Conditions, please make sure you read this before booking, follow the link below:


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