The Leicester City 5k Winter Series – Race 1

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Go headlong into Christmas with this speedy 5k winter series. This course is super flat, so PBs will flow for new and experienced runners alike. Earn your finisher's medal for 1 race, or enter 4 and strive to be the overall series winner.
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7:30pm Thu 18th Nov 2021
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
London Rd, Leicester LE2 1ND, UK
Start times
7:30pm Thu 18th Nov 2021
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Leicester City 5k Winter Series – Race 1
£10 - £12
Route information
Take on Race 1 in this 5k series around Victoria Park. The course takes runners on 2 laps around the mostly flat park, with just one gentle incline to keep you focused along the way.
There are number of other races in the series which are detailed below:
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bag drop
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Prizes for race winners and leading runners
  • First aid support
How to get there
London Rd, Leicester LE2 1ND, UK
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By Foot
The park can be entered on foot at a number of different locations, London Road, Victoria Park Road, or via the University.
By Train
The 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.
For those who wish to drive to the event, there is very limited parking available on Victoria Park Road and London Road.
By Bus
There are a number of buses which stop close to race HQ. These are:
  • 22
  • 22A
  • 22B
  • 31
  • 31A
  • 44
  • 44A
  • 54
  • 54A
  • 81
Event day logistics
19:30 5k starts
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 11 and older to enter the event.
Where can I find results for The Leicester City 5k Winter Series – Race 1?
You will be emailed your results if you provided a valid email or you can look for uploaded results at
How is the route marked at The Leicester City 5k Winter Series – Race 1?
There will be route arrows and directional cones. There will be marshals on hand as well.
How do I attach my timing chip for The Leicester City 5k Winter Series – Race 1?
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.
How do I attach my race number for The Leicester City 5k Winter Series – Race 1?
Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.
3 reviews
LighteningPerfect for a pb
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
FestivalFestival vibes
Kirstie F
Did the race in 2019
Very well organised, slight hiccup beyond organisers control of traffic being allowed into the park just before the start. Lots of marshalls to direct the runners, must be hard to get them for wintry nights. One marshall this time was practically hiding behind a tree on a dark corner at a four way junction and if I hadn't done the course before it would have been very easy to go the wrong way! Have previously been mis directed by a marshall so perhaps briefing needs tightening up? Ladies on the desk at the start and finish always very friendly and knowledgeable. Love the atmosphere and think it is exceedingly good value for money. It was unusually popular this time round which shows people return and bring new runners along too. Thank you for a great race.
Rachel C
Did the race in 2019
Very dissapointed there was nothing at the end...... no medal (you had run out) or goody bag ☹️First 5k race felt a bit of a let down if I’m honest
Did the race in 2019
I’d never done anything like this before, it started late. So I got cold. I’ll never be first, it’s about getting through it for me! Most of the marshals were encouraging but getting to the last left turn in front of the war memorial and see a lady packing away cones was a bit demoralising. Also when I reached the end the crowd was encouraging, which was really nice but there was no well done from an organiser or who ever he was who simply asked me if I knew how many were behind me and then said good job I’ve saved 3 medals. Dumped it on the table and left me standing there like a naughty child. Another person came over to help him with his far more important job and gave me the filthiest look for standing there. I had no idea if any presentation had been done, medals awarded 30 minutes after the start to I guess for the fastest runners. Let’s do this, I signed up because I thought the races were for any level, and encouraging people to get out and get fit. Emails have been excellent but sort out your front line face. A few smiles and encouragement wouldn’t go amiss. For some of us it’s a huge thing to get there in the first place.
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