Art On The Run

Producers of the award-winning Just So Festival; Wild Rumpus and the Forestry Commission England are joining forces to put on a brand new experience this spring: Art On The Run, 11am Sunday 21st May.

Combining a love of the arts, woodlands and exercising outdoors, Art On The Run will be a ridiculous run like no other – a 5k dash through the most beautiful landscape whilst discovering surprising and fantastical large-scale art installations so expect the unexpected!

Race, run, scamper, chase, sprint, scurry, bound, dart, canter, gallop, jog, scuttle, trot or walk. Look out for eccentric warm ups before the race and when you cross the finish line, join some foot-stomping musicians. Art On The Run is a wondrous woodland experience and perfectly curious spring run.

Art On The Run is the first event of this size at Livia Forest which spans Salford and Bury councils and is part of the City Forest Park; an initiative by City of Trees and the Forestry Commission to create a huge public park in Greater Manchester (bigger than New York’s Central Park!) Lots of trees have been planted across the site in recent years to provide a haven for wildlife and an expanse of woodland for local communities to enjoy.

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”

Richard Topley, Forester for Livia at Forestry Commission England says: “We are delighted to be able to host the “Art On The Run” event at Livia. The woodland has developed over the last few years and this event is a great chance to open the doors to a wider audience and invite families to enjoy the site in a different and unusual way. Livia is host to a wide range of habitats and wildlife, and being stone’s throw from Manchester City Centre it’s a great place to spend a day walking, cycling or running!”

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