The Leicester 5k Summer Series – Race 1

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Soak up the summer weather with this 5k summer series in Leicester. The flat and well-measured course is perfect for speed demons hunting for PBs and for new participants looking to get involved in the sport. Come for the finisher's medal or to stretch your legs after work.
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5k
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Calendar
Thu, 19 May 2022
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4.8
(11 Reviews)
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The event experience
Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
London Rd, Leicester LE2 1ND, UK
Start times
Thu, 19 May 2022
5k:
7:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Leicester 5k Summer Series – Race 1
5k
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5km
£10.00 - £46.00
Route information
The Leicester City 5k course is a two lap route covering the paths within the boundaries of the beautiful Victoria Park.
The course is generally flat with only one gentle incline to contend with.
The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout.
Runners are reminded that the event does not have exclusive use of the park and to be aware of other park users.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes for race winners
  • Prizes for series winners
  • Bag Drop
  • Fully marked and marshalled Course
  • Aid Station
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How to get there
London Rd, Leicester LE2 1ND, UK
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By Public Transport
Victoria Park is located very close to Leicester Railway Station and it is only a 15 minute walk from there to the park via London Road.
Victoria Park is also served by local buses and all stop only a short walk from the Race HQ. The buses that travel to Victoria Park are: 22, 22A, 22B, 31, 31A, 44, 44A, 54, 54A and 81.
Parking
There is very limited parking available on Victoria Park Road and London Road. Please be sure to arrive early to leave enough time for finding somewhere to park.
Event day logistics
19:30 5k starts
Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to drop your bag and warm up.
Age Requirements
Runners must be 11 and older to enter the 5k.
Race Pack
Race packs will be collected on the day from Race HQ. This is where you’ll pick up your race pack, leave your bag and can ask any last-minute questions.
Series Entry
Instead of signing up for just one race, why not sign up for them all with the series entry at the checkout.
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Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome and should get a good view of the runners, given the lapped nature of the course.
FAQ's
What time does the Leicester 5k Summer Series begin?
The race will begin at 19:30.
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How do I attach my timing chip for the Leicester 5k Summer Series?
Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.
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Where can I find my results after the Leicester 5k Summer Series?
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the event on Nice Work's website. An email with their time will be sent to all runners who've provided a valid and legible email address.
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Reviews
4.8
11 reviews
michael
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4.3
Did the 5k in 2022
First time I have ever ran a 5k , I was very apprehensive but the organisers and the rest of the runners were extremely friendly and encouraging , had a great night thanks
gurmindr
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
My first time attending the Leicester Series run and was made so welcome and as a family we all enjoyed the day. Definitely recommend it 👌🏽
hazel
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
I'm used to running in Victoria Park but anyone who isn't just needs to be mindful of cyclists and tree roots on some of the paths
rachel
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
A great local event, very well organised and some nice trophies too.
john
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4.3
Did the 5k in 2022
Small, well organised in a nice city park location. Entirely on tarmac with some gentle elevation.
steven
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
Nice weather, nice event. The course is very well marshalled and signed.
catherine
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
A lovely evening. A very well organised event and great atmosphere. Tha k you!
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