Starting in Cathedral Square, the run takes you down Bridge Street onto the footpaths next to the picturesque River Nene which will look stunning as the sun rises. You then return to take in some of the Embankment and the grounds around the cathedral before finishing back in Cathedral Square.
Cambridge Beginner Friendly Running Events
Sign in will be open from 8.15AM, on arrival you need to sign in at the Sign Desk which is situation behind the start and finish line at The Barn .
Each Race 5K, 10K and Marathon will be allocated a separate line to sign-in so please look out for the signage. Race number (we have safety pins) and timing chips will be distributed at this time.
We will have marshals on the day keeping everyone on track! And we are delighted that the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets and Leaders will be joining us again which is great as we had such great feedback in the summer from you about them.
Water will be available throughout the day at water stations, around the course and in your finishing bag, but if you need any more please dont hesitate to ask us this time of year it is critical that you keep hydrated so just ask for water whenever you need it.
Run at Stanwick Lakes events are organised by Rockingham Forest Trust, the same organisation that manages the 750 acre Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Headed up by our resident runner Becky Gill the events have started to take shape with our end goal of making the events a great experience for all types of runners all year around.
Rockingham Forest Trust is a self sustaining, environmental charity. All the income made by the Trust is reinvested back into the site to ensure that the high quality is maintained for all visitors to enjoy.
The money raised through the running events allows the Trust to repair and maintain the 7 miles of gravel paths, add new exciting adventure play kit for the children and also helps the Ranger team continue their fantastic conservation work that keeps the site as one of the gems of Northamptonshire with its SSSI (site of special scientific interest), SPA (special protected area) and RAMSAR (important internationally recognised wetland site) status.
A choice of 5k, 10k and half marathon distances at Stanwick Lakes, one of the best nature reserves in the Country. The courses all use the purpose built gravel paths that interweave around the many lakes in the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside, and with a relatively flat terrain these runs have seen many a pb. Starting and finishing close to a large play area, this is an ideal day out for the whole family.
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.
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