The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k

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The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k
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An event for the whole family, the Fyfield 5k and 10k offers opportunities for runners of all abilities and ages to run through the stunning Essex countryside. Across paddocks and woodland, the fully marshalled and marked races can provide you with the perfect occasion to get into the racing spirit.
10k and 5k
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Sun, 11 Sept 2022
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Fyfield, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Houchin Dr, Fyfield, Ongar CM5 0RF, UK
Start times
Sunday, 11 Sept 2022
10k: 9:40 am5k: 10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k
1 Loop
£7 - £15
£18 - £20
Route information
Starting and Finishing at Fyfield Village Hall, both routes take in the beautiful Essex Countryside. Along the way there are lots of friendly marshals to cheer you on.
The 5k route heads out along the Roding Valley, with a range of footpaths on surfaces such as fields and meadows, as well as an ancient byway. The route does not cross any roads and is free from traffic, there is a short section on a pavement alongside a road. Elevation change is less than 50m uphill.
The 10k route extends the 5k route, following a network of private roads, footpaths and byways in a gentle uphill gradient toward the Second World War Airfield, offering stunning views across the landscape before a descent back towards Fyfield. The 10k route includes a water stop at 6k. The route has limited traffic on the private roads, with large amounts on footpaths. and again has a small section on pavement. Elevation change is about 110m uphill.
The organisers also run a team event as part of the event, with the fastest average time of each team compared. Please email info@fyfield5k.comExternalLink to find out more.
Clubs are welcome to get involved, please contact info@fyfield5k.comExternalLink to discuss this further.
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What's included
  • Event T-shirt
  • Bag drop
  • Winner's podium celebration
  • Reception with refreshments
  • Fully marshalled and marked course
  • Free parking
  • Timed event
How to get there
Houchin Dr, Fyfield, Ongar CM5 0RF, UK
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Please use the postcode CM5 0TP to find the parking site. Free parking will be available a short walk from the start line. If you require accessible parking, this can be made available by getting in touch via info@fyfield5k.comExternalLink.
By Bike
Bike parking will available at the Village Hall.
By Public Transport
Bus route 46 stops in the village of Fyfield with the stop a short walk from the Village Hall and start line. This service does not run on Sundays, pso lease contact the organiser if you have any problems.
Event day logistics
Please note that these timings are just for reference and are subject to change
09:40 10k start
10:00 5k start
Age Requirements
There are no age requirements. Racers of all ages are able to participate. Children under 3 can run but do not need to register, they will also not receive a t-shirt.
Kit List
Please turn up ready to run.
Entrants are encouraged to bring shoes suitable for off-road running, (e.g. trail shoes, studs or walking boots) as the route includes uneven surfaces.
T-shirts are fine, you may wish to cover you lower legs, however the route will be cleared of stinging nettles, brambles etc. and you are welcome to wear shorts.
Water is provided at the end of the event and at the 6k water stop on the 10k route. Please bring any water you wish to consume on the course.
Bag Drop
If you wish to leave anything in the bag drop, please bring a bag. The Event HQ is a 10 minute walk from the car park. Entry Details Please know your entry details including Race Number.
Race Packs
Race numbers will be provided and safety pins. Entrants can collect their T-shirt at the finish line, unless you have opted to plant a tree.
Spectator Info
You are encouraged to invite friends and family to come out and support the athletes creating a winning atmosphere. Please park in the designated parkng at CM5 0TP.
Can I bring my children to The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k?
Yes, please do. This is a family oriented event and children can run with you. Those under 3 do not need a ticket to participate.
Will there be parking at The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k?
There is free parking for this event a short walk from the start line and Fyfield Village Hall.
Is my dog able to run with me at The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k?
Dogs are welcome to run with you provided they be kept under control at all times.
What if I don't want my event T-shirt from The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k?
That's absolutely fine. You can choose to plant a tree provided by Trees not Tees instead of collecting your event T-shirt.
Can I enter The Fyfield Footpath 5k & 10k on the day?
There is a possibility of registering for the event on the day but this is not guaranteed and subject to there being sufficient spaces left.
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