Wild Rumpus (producers of the award-winning Just So Festival) and Forestry Commission England join forces to present a brand new experience for families this spring: Art on the Run.

Combining our joint love of the arts, woodlands and exercising outdoors Art on the Run is a ridiculous run like no other – a 5k dash through a beautiful Forestry Commission managed landscape encountering surprising and fantastical large-scale art installations …. expect the unexpected to help you on your way.

Race, run, scamper, chase, sprint, scurry, bound, dart, canter, gallop, jog, scuttle, trot or walk. Cross the finish line and join some footstomping musicians. Art on the Run is a new wondrous woodland experience and perfectly curious run. Look out for eccentric warm ups in advance. A limited amount of tickets are on sale now.

Drinkwater Park is part of the Lower Irwell Valley Improvement Area (LIVIA) and over recent years the Forestry Commission have planted lots of trees on this former industrial site and managed the woodland to provide a haven for wildlife and an attractive green space for local communities to enjoy. Art On The Run is the first event of this scale at Drinkwater Park.

Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban, Directors of Wild Rumpus say: We love running, we love music, we love art and we love exploring forests, so we put all this together to create a new event. We’re thrilled to have found such a beautiful and inspiring site to host our first ever Art on the Run.”