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The Ministry of Track is a fantastic new event for the whole family at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre. Unleash your speed in the Golden Mile, test your physical & mental endurance in the 105 lap Marathon, or take on any distance in between. Come for the carnival atmosphere and unique track-based event.

How to enter the Ministry Of Track

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    Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £30
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    Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £25
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    Junior 5K

    Run 5km
    £6
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    10K

    Run 10km
    £20
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    Elite 10K (m sub 40m, f sub 41 min)

    Run 10km
    £20
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    Elite 5K (m sub 20m, f sub 23m)

    Run 5km
    £16
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    Golden Mile

    Run 1mi
    £10
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The Athletics Track at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre is the venue for the Ministry of Track event this September. Guaranteed to be an awesome Saturday at the track for the whole family, the event will run from 12:00 to 21:00, under the lights and to the sound of cheering crowds.

With music on the loudspeakers, great food & drink, and events that are suitable for runners of all ages and abilities, it promises to provide a epic day of family fun.

There will be a number of events to choose from, all run around the track. For those looking for a seriously tough physical and mental challenge, take on the 105.5 lap marathon, or the 52 lap half marathon. If the 10K is your bread and butter, there will be both a team-oriented 10K, and an Elite 10K for the speedsters.

Junior runners are not forgotten, with a junior 5K targeting those youngsters with a love for running.

The night will finish with the Golden Mile, where the last place runner will drop out every lap.

For all the events, runners will finish through the "Tunnel of Love", where their supporters will line the track and cheer you down the home straight.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • Music
  • Great food & drink
  • Free entry for spectators
  • Buzzing carnival-like atmosphere
  • Events for all ages and abilities
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Schedule:

12:00: Marathon and Half Marathon Start

17:15: Junior 5K Start

18:00: 10K Start

19:25: Elite 10K Start

20:15: Elite 5K Start

20:45: Golden Mile

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration

Facilities:

There will be toilets and change rooms in the Leisure centre and on the track during the event.

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Spectators

There is free entry to come watch the event, meaning that spectators are welcome and encouraged to come cheer on the runners and make up the "Tunnel of Love" along the home straight of each race.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get the results for the Ministry of Track?
Results will be available on the event website ASAP after the races end.
Will there be a lap counter for the Ministry of Track event?
Yes, there will be a lap timer which will indicate to you how many laps you have left to run.
Is entry open to everyone for the Ministry of Track? Or just club members?
Entry is open to everyone. If you are a member of a club, your club is invited to pitch a gazebo by the track and cheer on your runners. There will be points for club teams.

Ministry Of Track weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

19°C
Predicted highs
13°C
Predicted lows
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

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A fantastic new event for all the family at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday 5th September 12pm – 9pm, run under lights, run through the Tunnel of Love, music, great food, a real carnival atmosphere. Free Entry to watch, everyone

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