Radio DJ Chris Evans and Virgin Radio have announced the launch of a new running and music festival in Wiltshire called RunFestRun.

Billed as ‘Britain’s biggest running party’, the family-friendly festival will take place from May 31 to June 2 this year in the grounds of Bowood House and Gardens, at Derry Hill, near Calne.

Running legends Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram are both signed up to RunFestRun, and a line-up of well-known bands and DJs will be announced shortly.

The three-day camping festival will include running routes ranging from an immersive 2.5K fun run through to a timed half marathon.

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

He continued: “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.”

“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,” said Steve Cram.

Paula 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.”

Away from the meandering runs through the Wiltshire countryside, Virgin Radio sport presenter Vassos Alexander will also host inspirational talks with sporting legends and endurance runners, activities for children will be programmed, as well as fitness and wellness classes for everyone.For more information on the event, visit