HU5k 2024 sponsors

HU5k 2024 title sponsor

HU5k 2024 kilometre sponsors

Our kilometre sponsors have been generous in their support of this community event, and we can’t thank them enough for enabling this race to go ahead. (For more details on the kilometres on the HU5K run route, see our Course info page!)

Sodbury Fuels

A big thanks goes to long term friend of the HU5k, Sodbury Fuels, who are back on board as sponsor of our first course kilometre. Andy, Lisa and the crew at SF have been so supportive over the years and we’re delighted that they are part of the team again. HU5ky Bear loves to visit any chance he gets, folks, that bear loves your Blue family of tankers! 😜

Sodbury Fuels are a lovely, local, independent, family run business and the Number One heating fuel suppliers around – chase them down for top service on all your domestic, commercial or agricultural fuel needs, including gas and oil!

The Parlour Pool

HU5k are proud to claim the amazing folk from The Parlour Pool in Old Sodbury amongst our kilometre sponsors. Providing an exclusive indoor pool facility for the local community to hire so everyone can have the benefit of a private pool without the burden of having to build and maintain one, The Parlour Pool also hosts a mind-bogglingly popular Super Swim School for children, specialising in a relaxed and calm environment and small class sizes. We’re BIG fans.

HU5ky popped over to say welcome to the HU5k Family and offer his assistance getting everything ready for the next swim class. Of course, he got a bit distracted by all the FUN stuff and looked like he might be about to contaminate the beautiful water so we retrieved him! Massive thanks for your support again this year, Sarah & Chris & Team PP.

Landcare Tree & Plant Nursery

Located in Old Sodbury, Landcare Tree & Plant Nursery is open to both public and trade customers and boasts an excellent quality range of trees, plants, compost and planting supplies. They really know their stuff and can offer top notch advice on your planting if you need it. Take a look at their Facebook page or for an inspirational example of their offerings or give them a call on 01454 310664.

HU5ky had an awesome time ‘helping out’ at Landcare’s sister company, Simply Gardens Tree Surgery & Landscape Maintenance and had just as much fun visiting the Nursery to see if the rumours about bear cousins of eastern origin living in the bamboo section were true… Thanks so much for your support and welcome, LC!

The Royal Oak at Leighterton

The beautiful Grade II listed, carefully restored and renovated Royal Oak at Leighterton is now in the hands of an award winning team who certainly know what they are doing with a traditional country pub. They are excited to share their new menu and friendly welcome in the same cosy pub, so do go and see them for a bite to eat or a warming tipple by the beautiful open fire places.

Of course, they got a visit from a certain pub-appreciative Bear to welcome The Royal Oak into our HU5k family with open paws! Fantastic food, a cosy fire for cold days, a lovely courtyard for warmer ones, good beer, AND exciting cocktails… he was in his element! Team Oak, we are so grateful for your support for HU5k 2024, it’s great to have you on board.


Runfibre are a local internet service provider on a mission to get rural properties connected to their ultrafast fibre broadband services – you may well have seen them and their vans helping Hawkesbury Upton and surrounding areas get ‘up to speed’, which sounds good to us. Their 1GB fibre to the premises broadband services were very useful in helping HU5ky Bear update our online content for 2024!

Runfibre were previous sponsors in 2022 (thank you) and thought the HU5k athletes could run nearly as fast as their fibre broadband! They wrote a lovely blog post about us too. If you haven’t already registered your interest to join the community broadband scheme and claim the government funded free installation voucher, then head over to their website above to get connected.

HU5ky obviously had to add ‘communications engineering’ to his apprenticeships CV so he popped along to help out with some cabling. Of course, he got distracted by the van – such a sucker for vehicles, this Bear. Thanks, RunFibre, for all your support for our event and your patience with HB!

Sponsorship opportunities

We are grateful for the support from previous sponsors over the last decade which has allowed us to build this into such a popular event.

Hawkesbury Upton is a busy village community and a cotswold gateway location, so is popular with visitors from a wide area, giving HU5k a wide audience.

If you are interested in being part of HU5k and would like to talk about our range of sponsorship options, please contact