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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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3 Reviews
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Rebecca M
"I’d never done anything like this before, it started late. So I got cold. I’ll..."


Kirstie F
"Very well organised, slight hiccup beyond organisers control of traffic being..."


Rachel C
"Very dissapointed there was nothing at the end...... no medal (you had run out)..."
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The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1 route


The Leicester City 5K course is a two lap route covering the tarmac paths within the boundaries of Victoria Park. The course has been officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy (certificate number: 12/186). The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. The route is a flat course with only one gentle incline to contend with. We would ask you to remember that we do not have exclusive use of the park and you should be aware that other park users will be on the course.

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What’s Included

Medal and finish line goodies on offer for all finishers.

Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female across all races. The series comprises four 5k races and points are awarded by race position, with the best three races counting towards the series results.
Raceday Logistics

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.


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First Aid:

St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.


​Points scored in each race count towards overall series prizes, with the best three races to count towards the final series results.

Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.


If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. We offer our volunteers a free entry to a future race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

Will participant receive medals?
Yes, all participants will receive medals and there will be special prizes for 1st place Male & Female
At what time does the Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1 start?
The race starts at 19:30.
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?
There will be route arrows and directional cones. There will be marshals on hand as well.
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The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1 weather forecast

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The Leicester City 5K Winter Series – Race 1 reviews (3)

4.1 out of 5 stars

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    Kirstie F

    Did the 5K 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.
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    Rachel C

    Did the 5K 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 5K 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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