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March 21, 2023

Beyond Detention at Bedford Running Festival 2023

We're delighted to be partnering up with Bedford Running Festival to offer up to 10 free spaces across all events over the Bedford RunFest weekend.

Bedford Running Festival 2023 is taking place on Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd September at Bedford Embankment. We're looking for enthusiastic supporters to run and fundraise for us, Join #TeamBeyondDetention for;

  • 5k
  • Twilight 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • 20 Mile race

We'll be there with you every step of the way. You'll receive:

  • Free T-shirt and raceday goody bag
  • Images and information to help you fundraise
  • A personal fundraising link
  • Private Strava group with other #teambeyonddetention runners

Plus a Bedford Running Festival finishers medal.

In return we're asking runners to pledge to raise £200 for Beyond Detention via sponsorships. Runners can be supporters, volunteers or people who have used our services.

Once you’ve reached the finish line, there's plenty of fun to be had at the Festival Village with food, drink and entertainment! We'll also be there to cheer you on from our pitch.

Not a runner? You can still support us now!

To donate £5 or £10


Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.

Email us at to register your interest and ask any questions.

Find out more about the Bedford Running Festival here

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Beyond Detention is totally independent of the UK government, the Home Office and the management of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC).