5k Runs in East of England

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JUL14
Registration Perks
The Salcey Forest 10k
Northamptonshire, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Join us for this brand new 10k race using the relatively flat forest paths and trails in and around Salcey Forest.

The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes and is perfect for spring marathon training.

And if 10k doesn't quite suit, why not try the 5k option?

There will be bespoke medals and finish line goodies on offer to all finishers.

There are prizes on offer to leading men and ladies plus a variety of age category prizes and team prizes for both male and female (3 to score).

£12 - £18
The Salcey Forest 10k
OCT27
Registration Perks
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or marathon around the flat and fast Bedford Autodrome.

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£18 - £30
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October
JUN23
Grimsthorpe Gallop

Grimsthorpe Gallop back for it's 3rd year! Join us on this beautiful trail run...

Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10mins off the A1. This event makes for a perfect summer race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenges of 10k, 10miles or 13.1 miles.

£8 - £34
Grimsthorpe Gallop
JUN23
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon

This is a hilly, measured course on country roads. It follows an out and back route from Hitchin up to Preston via Offley Holes hill.

This beautiful but tough 10k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course up to Preston, with the hill into Preston the biggest challenge to overcome! This race was added to the Hard Half in 2015 for runners looking to enjoy a challenging 10k run.

This beautiful 5k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course for some of its distance. It's a more gentle route and gives you the chance to enjoy a good run through some of the most attractive parts of Hitchin and Gosmore.

£8 - £10
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon
JUN28
Friday 5 Series – Stowmarket

The Friday 5s is a series of six 5 mile races that take place on Friday evenings The Stowmarket Striders Friday 5 mile race is leg 3 of the prestigious Friday 5 Series of races.

We have a beautiful new route this year for one year only. It's fast, its flat, down beautiful country lanes - it may just be 5 mile PB potential starting just outside the village of Buxhall. The course is an accurately measured five miles, is chip timed and is run under UKA rules.

£12 - £14
Friday 5 Series – Stowmarket
JUN30
Nayland 10k

Hello! Welcome to the annual Nayland 10k sponsored by Peake Fitness, and how excited we are to be organising the third event of it's kind in Nayland, this year on Sunday 30 June. We are trying to be greener and careful of our beautiful environment and surroundings this year, so are proposing the following changes:

Reducing event waste and promoting recycling

Promote cupless water stations with Ooho water capsules

Award finishers a wooden, very unique Finisher's medal made from sustainable wood

Reduce and reuse event signage/printed materials where possible

Commit to partnering with local businesses to enhance the event and support the community

£5 - £17
Nayland 10k
JUN30
Silsoe Stride

The Silsoe Stride is set within the magnificent grounds of Wrest Park and neighbouring farmland. This provides for a very scenic 5K and 10K race, ideal for runners of all abilities including those new to running, with a gently undulating route where you can Run, Walk or Jog. Within the 10K race there are a few hills. Our fun, friendly atmosphere ensures everyone has a great time, with a popular Childrens Fun Run also on the day.

£5 - £25
Silsoe Stride
JUL2
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 3

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the third race in the series which features an undulating two lap course in Christchurch Park. Runners of all standards are welcome, including beginners, and there will be a medal and finish line goodies for all finishers.

You can enter a single race, or purchase a three race or four race season ticket. The series comprises four 5K races. Points scored in your best three races count towards overall Series prizes (first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points).

There will be prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female.

£8 - £10
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 3
JUL6
Colour 5k Norwich
Hoveton Hall Estate, East of England, United Kingdom

Colour 5K is a crazy fun run that anyone can take part in and enjoy. It's all about COLOUR! Every kilometre you run or walk, you pass through a Colour Zone and meet a bunch of enthusiastic Colour Bandits who will do there best to cover your nice clean white t-shirt with coloured powder.

At each kilometre, a new colour is added until you reach the finish line and join up with all the other runners for the grand finale, 'The Colour Extravaganza'. This is a great event to enjoy with family and friends. There's also a mini 1k colour fun run for kiddies and parents.

£16 - £60
Colour 5k Norwich
JUL6
Colour5K Norwich

Colour5k is one of the craziest fun runs you will ever experience and the aim is to have a good time. Every kilometre you will pass through a colour zone where,Colour Bandits' are waiting to shower you and your white t-shirt with 100% safe colour powder. As you go, the colours build, until by the end of the course you have become a masterpiece! There is one rule - you wear white at the start!

£10 - £60
Colour5K Norwich
JUL6
Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K
Newport Pagnell, South East, United Kingdom

Finishing touches have been made to this fantastic and exciting new running event. Heading out of the Newport Pagnell Carnival and in front of around 8000 spectators lining the fully closed streets of the Town. There will be different waves depending on your selected 5K estimated pace, with a family run also included. Everyone will of course receive one of our fantastic medals, and a free entry to the carnival show, making this not only a great race, run or jog but a fab day out.

£20
Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K
JUL6
Lord Mayor’s 5k City Centre Classic

Run over two laps of a traffic-free city centre course, this event was first staged on 1996 and now attracts the best quality field for a 5k road race in the east of England.

The Lord Mayors 5k immediately precedes the annual Lord Mayors Street Procession through the city centre of Norwich. It provides an opportunity to race on traffic-free streets in front of an enthusiastic crowd estimated to exceed 50,000. Those who have taken part in previous years tell us that the buzz and excitement generated by these spectators is quite unique.

£18
Lord Mayor’s 5k City Centre Classic
AUG1
Dog Jog – Ipswich

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

£5 - £13.50
Dog Jog – Ipswich
AUG6
Ipswich 5k Summer Series Race Four

The ever-popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the final race in the series which features an undulating two lap course in Christchurch Park. Runners of all standards are welcome, including beginners, and there will be a medal and finish line goodies for all finishers.

You can enter a single race, or purchase a three-race or four race season ticket. The series comprises four 5K races. Points scored in your best three races count towards overall Series prizes (first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points).

£8 - £10
Ipswich 5k Summer Series Race Four
AUG18
Pukka Races – ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES

STICK A PONY IN ME POCKET..ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is a 5K / 10K themed Obstacle Race over a cross country equestrian course!

The race takes you over 30+ obstacles, tough hills, water, woodland, some Del Boy challenges and plenty of surprises!

ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES is low on the mud factor, but what it lacks in mud it makes up with pure FUN!

£34 - £39
Pukka Races – ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES
AUG31
Big Fun Run Ipswich

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. Run for fitness, run for charity, run for funjust run! Theres no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. Its all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day.

£11.50 - £13.50
Big Fun Run Ipswich
SEP1
Beccles & District Lions Club Fun Run

Thank you for considering taking part in our First Annual Fun Run.

As you may know, the Beccles Lions which is a Registered Charity, raise money to support a wide variety of local needs.

We regularly help local individuals such as those with disabilities who find it impossible to self fund special equipment which they require or indeed even able bodied local people who are struggling with their circumstances.

In addition we are always willing to hear from schools, hospitals, clubs and societies where we can give help which will benefit a wider number of both Children and Adults.

We hope that by organising this event, we will raise funds to enable us to help even more Local people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

$8 - $10
Beccles & District Lions Club Fun Run
SEP1
Dog Jog – Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus whats more, when you cross the finish line youll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!

£5 - £13.50
Dog Jog – Milton Keynes
SEP15
Shelford Fun Run

The Shelford Fun Run will return on Sunday 16th September 2018. This year there will be chip timing!

The purpose of the event is to raise money for local causes and charities. The 5km course runs through the streets of Shelford and, with the roads closed for the duration of the event, it is a rare opportunity to really enjoy the sights and sounds of a beautiful English village. The course has been accurately measured and certified to be 5k.

£7 - £15
Shelford Fun Run
OCT20
The Newmarket Classic Run

The Classic Run Series will culminate with the Newmarket Classic Run events. In this addition of the series we head south to the attractive market town of Newmarket, situated on the Suffolk/ Cambridgeshire border. Newmarket is widely considered throughout the world as the home of horseracing.

£11.50 - £32
The Newmarket Classic Run
DEC15
The East Coast Santa Dash 5K & 2K
Gorleston-on-Sea, East of England, United Kingdom

There is something for everyone with a 2k Santa Dash, Jog, Walk or Skip the choice is yours! Or you could choose up the pace and set yourself a challenge before indulging in festive delights and treats and take your place in the 5K race race along the Gorleston cliff top and promenade area route with professional chip timing by Nice Work.

£5 - £12
The East Coast Santa Dash 5K & 2K
JUN22
Registration Perks
Babraham Colour Festival

Come and join in! Our Colour Run is a family-friendly event with an emphasis on fun. Wed love you to be there.

The event is all about enjoyment, as well as raising funds for the school. It doesnt matter if you have never run a 5k before - you can enjoy walking the route, and theres the 2k option available too.

It is not a race. There is no chip timing, and it is not a measured route. It doesnt matter how fast or slowly you go around the course, as long as you bring your sense of humour with you!

Booking Closed
Babraham Colour Festival
JUN30
Run Orwell

After a successful first year we are pleased to be back again in 2019. Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone. It will be a multi terrain course showing off some of Cambridgeshire's most beautiful countryside.
This event will raise valuable funds for the village school, Petersfield Church of England Aided Primary School.
Both events will start and finish in the village of Orwell, at the recreation ground.

£5 - £18
Run Orwell
MAY31
Run4Colour - East Anglia
Hockwold cum Wilton, East of England, United Kingdom

Hundreds of Colour Runners will start the day in a special edition white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in an array of colours in one of our FIVE colour zones on course. Can't run? Dont panic, you can walk, run, skip, jog, dance or crawl your way around our fun course!

£12 - £19
Run4Colour - East Anglia

What you need to know about 5k Runs

A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.

Find local 5k running races

There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.

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