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Start the new off right with this New Year 10k and 5k event. Great for runners of all abilities, the course winds its with through the Northamptonshire countryside. Come for the quaint scenery or for the finisher's medal.

Review summary

18 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Sam P
"A great event and a fab start to the new year. A lovely flat course and really..."


sue B
"Lovely course.<br />There were only 2 ladies toilets so this caused queuing and..."


"I appreciate the hard work that goes in to running such an event but perhaps a..."
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How to enter the The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K routes

The course is a 5km loop on the gently undulating country roads outside Oundle. Competitors will run through several pretty Northamptonshire villages and see sweeping landscapes.

For the 10km event, runners will complete two laps of the course.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Marshalled Course
  • Chip timed event
  • Aid Stations
  • Refreshment Station
  • Bag drop
Raceday Logistics

Packet pickup: packets can be picked up at race HQ prior to the event start.


10:00 5k and 10k race start

Prizes will be awarded approximately 60 minutes after the first finisher.

You are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the beginning of the race in order to drop your bag and register.

Toilets & Changing: There will be male and female changing and toilet facilities on site.

Baggage Drop: bags can be dropped off at race HQ prior to race start.


Spectators are more than welcome and will be able to see the runners twice due to the looped nature.


If you would like to volunteer, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. Volunteers are offered free entry to a future Nice Work race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K start?
The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K will begin at 10:00. Please arrive in advance in order to warm up and drop your bag.
What facilities will be at The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K?
There will be toilets, changing facilities and a bag drop available for runners at The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K.
How do I attach my race number for the The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K?
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.

The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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The Oundle New Year 10K & 5K reviews (18)

4.4 out of 5 stars

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    Did the 10K in 2020

    I appreciate the hard work that goes in to running such an event but perhaps a few things to consider should you organise one for 2021.

    1) The route was great, however there was a distinct lack of marshalling on the course. Particularly at the 5k point. There were cars going through the course too, I'm not sure whether they were meant to (we were told roads would be closed), was this a marshall error?

    2) The water station at 5k was not ideal. I had no way to get water unless I stopped which I didn't want to do! The marshalls weren't holding out the drinks in a suitable way, if you have a group of 10 people running at a similar speed then you really need two sets of a tables (they needn't be far apart) to enable everyone to get some. Unfortunately the two runners ahead of me stopped and so I had no way to get water because they were in my way (appreciate not an organisation fault of yours!), but perhaps staggered tables would help. Similarly, although cups on course is fine for some and I'm not bothered either way, it would be better to have bottled water at the end. It's far more beneficial to have a bottle of water which can be reused over and over again than a cup of water which in the main is a single use plastic.

    3) The finish line was not obvious to me and other runners. I was surprised there was only one marshall on the gates of the school as you came to the finish - and even more surprised that I could not see any more marshalling after that point. I actually didn't know where the finish was, until I'd crossed the black timer strip. Hilariously there is a photo captured of me questioning where the finish line is!

    However, the medal was a good one and with free parking close to the start of the course that was good.

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    Nick R

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Very enjoyable run. Nice flat(ish) course with just a couple of small hills for a challenge. Good scenery and very well organised.
  • Did the 10K in 2020

    Lovely course.
    There were only 2 ladies toilets so this caused queuing and therefore we were delayed in getting good start position. Difficult to then move through the pack as 5k and 10k started together.
    The start briefing could not be heard at all at the back- hopefully we did not miss anything crucial!! The finish line was badly marked so many people stopped running before crossing it!! It would not take much to make this a much better event in the future if above was sorted as interesting undulating course.
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    Paula E

    Did the 10K in 2019

    Well organised , liked the course, 100 words is too long a requirement to get feedback. I enjoyed the event. End of.
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    Natasha W

    Did the 10K in 2019

    A great start to the running year! Really well organised with fantastic support. Even the headwind couldn't put you off. Perfect for all abilities.
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    John H

    Did the 10K in 2019

    This was a good fast course. For it being its first run it was very well organised. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
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    Richard M

    Did the 10K in 2019

    A well organised and very friendly event - and the first of the year for many of the enthusiastic runners. A good start and finish point with good facilities and some great marshals. Certainly one to repeat - Many thanks to all concerned and good luck.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    A great event and a fab start to the new year. A lovely flat course and really well run. I would definitely do this race next year.
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    David B

    Did the 10K in 2019

    Really great way to start the year, excellent event, good route and friendly encouraging marshals. Well organised and will definitely do it again next year
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    Karen M

    Did the 10K in 2019

    The Marshall’s were so great, the course was varied and the medal was amazing! Had a great time, fab race!
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