Established in 2017, MCD Events is responsible for managing the prestigious Bedford Running Festival and the newly launched Bedford Spring Half Marathon. They are not only contributing 50p to the Forest from every entry fee to their events in 2020, but they also have a fantastic sustainability policy, with no single use plastic bottles at water points; leftover supplies going to food banks; biodegradable cups; leftover clothing going to charity - they really care about their impact and we're happy to have them on board!

The current climate crisis is hugely important and it's something we take very seriously with our events.’ Says Mark Draper, Director of MCD Events. ‘Medium and large scale events like ours can have a huge impact on the environment and it is something we are very conscious about. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with the Forest of Marston Vale this year and helping them reach their target of planting 5 million trees. Using a percentage of each runners entry fee as a donation is the ideal way of engaging with our runners and letting them know that by running with us, they are directly contributing to combating the climate crisis.

Director - Mark Draper