Chris Evans, the Virgin Radio DJ, has launched a new running and music festival called RunFestRun.

Billed as “Britain’s biggest running party”, the festival will take place at the grounds of Bowood House and Gardens, May 31-June 2. With a line-up of bands and entertainment to be announced shortly, the three-day camping festival will include running routes ranging from a 2.5k fun run through to a timed half marathon.

Evans commented: “It’s been so fantastic and exciting to be back on Virgin Radio and part of that joy has been launching RunFestRun.

“We want people to join us for a jam-packed weekend of running while having a great time outdoors with friends and family. Whether it is your first run or your hundredth, grab your trainers and join us for the nation’s big, new running party.”

As well as runs through the Wiltshire countryside, Virgin Radio sport presenter Vassos Alexander will also host talks with sporting legends and incredible endurance runners, along with lots of activities for children, plus uplifting fitness and wellness classes.

Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram are both signed up to RunFestRun. Cram commented: “RunFestRun is a great opportunity for family and friends to come and enjoy running in the most stunning of settings. With something for the whole family, whether you’re an active runner or just an enthusiastic supporter, we can’t wait to welcome everyone to this weekend of fun, achievement and bucket loads of laughs.”

Radcliffe, who will be running with her family at RunFestRun, added: “With stunning running routes through the bluebell woods and forest of rhododendrons in the grounds and what I believe is going to be a great music line-up, RunFestRun really will be an unmissable festival for music fans and runners alike.”