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Ministry Of Track
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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.
Marathon, Half Marathon, Junior 5K, and 4 more
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Sat, 5 Sept 2020
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Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3TT, UK
Start times
Saturday, 5 Sept 2020
Marathon: 12:00 pmHalf Marathon: 12:00 pmJunior 5K: 5:15 pm10K: 6:00 pmElite 10K (m sub 40m, f sub 41 min): 7:25 pmElite 5K (m sub 20m, f sub 23m): 8:15 pmGolden Mile: 8:45 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ministry Of Track
Half Marathon
Junior 5K
Route information
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.
What's included
  • Chip timing
  • Music
  • Great food & drink
  • Free entry for spectators
  • Buzzing carnival-like atmosphere
  • Events for all ages and abilities
How to get there
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3TT, UK
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Address: Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3TT
There is free parking in Olding road a short distance for the leisure centre. There is a small amount of parking at the leisure centre, so carpooling is encouraged.
Event day logistics
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
There will be toilets and change rooms in the Leisure centre and on the track during the event.
Spectator Info
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.
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.
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