Running Events in Ipswich

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MAY18
Registration Perks
PARAS' 10 Colchester

This is the 8th year of the Colchester Paras10 and it will showcase the 16th Air Assault Brigade. The course is a challenging 10 mile route on the local training area - watch out for the obstacles and stream crossing. Open to civilians and military.

Please note, Colchester is an active military training area used to prepare troops and vehicles for operations across the world. This training is affected when runners use the area without correct authority and for safety reasons, training will stop until runners are removed. Part of the route is on secured military land, with no public access. Please do not try to walk or run on the route prior to the race.

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PARAS' 10 Colchester

Merville Barracks, Circular Rd S, Colchester CO2 7UT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is the 8th year of the Colchester Paras10 and it will showcase the 16th Air Assault Brigade. The course is a challenging 10 mile route on the local training area - watch out for the obstacles and stream crossing. Open to civilians and military.

Please note, Colchester is an active military training area used to prepare troops and vehicles for operations across the world. This training is affected when runners use the area without correct authority and for safety reasons, training will stop until runners are removed. Part of the route is on secured military land, with no public access. Please do not try to walk or run on the route prior to the race.

£10 - £34.75
PARAS' 10 Colchester
MAY19
Registration Perks
Colchester Stampede 10K

On May 19th 2019 you will have the unique chance to run the second Colchester Stampede 10k at Colchester Zoo. The event, which supports the charity Action for the Wild, will run through the Zoo for 1k before heading out onto the closed roads before finishing back inside the Zoo.

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Colchester Stampede 10K

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

On May 19th 2019 you will have the unique chance to run the second Colchester Stampede 10k at Colchester Zoo. The event, which supports the charity Action for the Wild, will run through the Zoo for 1k before heading out onto the closed roads before finishing back inside the Zoo.

£30
Colchester Stampede 10K
AUG18
Registration Perks
The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k

The Clacton Half Marathon and 10k returns to Clacton and is held as part of the Clacton Carnival. The Half Marathon is a flat out and back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

If the Half Marathon isn't quite your distance then why not try the Clacton 10k? A fast and flat 10k along the seafront which will suit runners new to the 10k distance or those hoping for a fast time.

The Clacton Carnival Golden Mile Fun Run should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat 1 Mile course.

Bespoke medals and finish line goodies are on offer to all finishers.

4 reviews
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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k

4 Fourth Ave, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5BL, UKView event
4 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Clacton Half Marathon and 10k returns to Clacton and is held as part of the Clacton Carnival. The Half Marathon is a flat out and back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

If the Half Marathon isn't quite your distance then why not try the Clacton 10k? A fast and flat 10k along the seafront which will suit runners new to the 10k distance or those hoping for a fast time.

The Clacton Carnival Golden Mile Fun Run should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat 1 Mile course.

Bespoke medals and finish line goodies are on offer to all finishers.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    My second Half Marathon and a great course. Only downside of the route was that being a two lap along the seafront, approx 8 miles was running into the wind! It was tough going! Some up/down hills due to using the seafront and promenade but I was expecting this as have completed Clacton Parkrun a few times.

    Well organised and very well supported by locals, especially at the finish area. Plenty of water supplied plus coke, jaffa cakes and jelly babies on the final lap.

    The marshals were encouraging and helpful plus the course was well marked. As it got later in the day, the seafront did get a bit busier and some families were oblivious to the runners.

    If you need to use the toilet before the start, join the queue early & bring loo roll! Only a couple of public cubicles were available.

    Great medal, my first that wasn't round! Water, sweets and bananas provided at the finish.

  • Did the event in 2018

    This was the first time that I have ever ran a half marathon. The only real criticism I have of the clacton half is the placement and supervision of drinks stations. You pass drink stations 4 times, however, the placement of them means that you visit a drinks station twice within a couple of miles and then you have no water until the following station which is at the other end of the course. We also found that there were not enough volunteers on the drinks stations and you had to stop to wait to get a drink. Apart from that, it was generally a good experience and I will be back again next year - all be it with my own drinks!
  • Did the event in 2018

    A windy and tough race. It was harder than I thought but everything was well organised from water stations to marshal.Regarding free parking. I didn’t know until I arrived when a marshal pointed us to the free carpark. It wasn’t mentioned in the race pack unfortunately. I also like to say thank you to Martin Burke for giving me the bib nr I requested.
£3 - £22
The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k
OCT6
Registration Perks
RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon

We are excited to announce the brand new Colchester Stampede half marathon! You will have the unique chance to run the first ever Colchester Stampede 10km and half marathon at Colchester Zoo. Come and run at Colchester zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!

1 reviews
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RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

We are excited to announce the brand new Colchester Stampede half marathon! You will have the unique chance to run the first ever Colchester Stampede 10km and half marathon at Colchester Zoo. Come and run at Colchester zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Great event if you like laps, which i hate very boring. Course itself and mile makers was rubbish, because it was laps first mile marker you saw was mile 8 WTF. very quiet country lanes which was great when you were on a main road they were shut off which was great, but laps are so boring, once you finished the laps you went back on the main road which was shut off to traffic to the finish with a nice little hill around mile 12.5 to finish you off . maybe for me if they could sort out the laps situation an event i would do again.
£34
RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
MAY7
Ipswich Summer 5K Series - Race 1

The ever-popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the first 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.

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Ipswich Summer 5K Series - Race 1

25 Civic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2AL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The ever-popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the first 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 Summer 5K Series - Race 1
JUN4
Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 2

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the second 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.

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Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 2

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series. This is the second 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 2
MAY19
Woodbridge 10km Road Race

The 38th annual Woodbridge Round-the-Town Charity races will be held in 2019 on Sunday 19th May 2019. The races follow an undulating course through the streets of Woodbridge that brings the whole town out to line the streets and support the runners.

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Woodbridge 10km Road Race

Staff House Woodbridge School, Burkitt Rd, Woodbridge IP12 4JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 38th annual Woodbridge Round-the-Town Charity races will be held in 2019 on Sunday 19th May 2019. The races follow an undulating course through the streets of Woodbridge that brings the whole town out to line the streets and support the runners.

£6 - £20
Woodbridge 10km Road Race
MAY19
Alton Water 10k, 5k & 2k Run

The Alton Water Run is a fantastic event, in spectacular scenery. It takes place at the beautiful Alton Water reservoir close to the Suffolk / Essex border. With runs to suit all ages and abilities, it is accessible to all. It is conveniently located, only 20 minutes from Colchester and 10 minutes from Ipswich.

1 reviews
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Alton Water 10k, 5k & 2k Run

School Barn, Holbrook Rd, Stutton, Ipswich IP9 2RY, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Alton Water Run is a fantastic event, in spectacular scenery. It takes place at the beautiful Alton Water reservoir close to the Suffolk / Essex border. With runs to suit all ages and abilities, it is accessible to all. It is conveniently located, only 20 minutes from Colchester and 10 minutes from Ipswich.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    Since the May day 5 run last weekend I haven’t been running well so I wasn’t feeling hopeful going into the 10k run this morning.  Although I was looking forward to it as I had been over to Alton Water once before on a training run and it is a nice route.  Dan was coming over with me, although he’d conveniently left it too late to get a place in the 10k run so he was just there to cheer me on.  I got there nice and early to collect my number and allow plenty of time for a visit to the portaloo
    2 years ago
£7 - £21.50
Alton Water 10k, 5k & 2k Run
JUN8
Bubble Rush - Ipswich

Bubble Rush Ipswich will return to Chantry Park on Saturday 8 June this year you can join the fun for less!

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Bubble Rush - Ipswich

Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Bubble Rush Ipswich will return to Chantry Park on Saturday 8 June this year you can join the fun for less!

£13 - £18
Bubble Rush - Ipswich
MAY31
Friday 5 Series – Kirton

Part of the highly prestigious and well established Friday 5 series of Summer evening races held at different venues between May and July. A popular five mile mixed terrain race starting from Kirton Recreation Ground.

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Friday 5 Series – Kirton

3 Trimley Rd, Kirton, Ipswich IP10 0QN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Part of the highly prestigious and well established Friday 5 series of Summer evening races held at different venues between May and July. A popular five mile mixed terrain race starting from Kirton Recreation Ground.

£12 - £14
Friday 5 Series – Kirton
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.

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Ipswich 5k Summer Series – Race 3

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUN23
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Ipswich

This is race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K & 10K – Ipswich

Trinity Park, Ipswich IP3 8UX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K & 10K – Ipswich
MAY26
Mayflower Cross-Country Run

The Mayflower Run/Walk follows a cross country route including the beautiful Essex Way between Harwich and Manningtree.

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Mayflower Cross-Country Run

Harwich Low Lighthouse, Harbour Cres, Harwich CO12 3NL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Mayflower Run/Walk follows a cross country route including the beautiful Essex Way between Harwich and Manningtree.

£12
Mayflower Cross-Country Run
MAY28
Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2

The Harwich Runners 5k Series will be run on a Tuesday evening and race HQ is the Harwich Rugby Club

The handicap is based on 40 minutes - so if you think it will take you 30 minutes you will have a handicap of 10 minutes and start at 8:10pm, 20 miniute 5k will have a handicap of 20 minutes and start at 8:20 and so on. The idea being that everyone should finish close together. Handicaps are adjusted as you get quicker and by the end of the series many will have improved their 5k PB.

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Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2

Promenade, Harwich CO12 3ST, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Harwich Runners 5k Series will be run on a Tuesday evening and race HQ is the Harwich Rugby Club

The handicap is based on 40 minutes - so if you think it will take you 30 minutes you will have a handicap of 10 minutes and start at 8:10pm, 20 miniute 5k will have a handicap of 20 minutes and start at 8:20 and so on. The idea being that everyone should finish close together. Handicaps are adjusted as you get quicker and by the end of the series many will have improved their 5k PB.

£10 - £20
Harwich Runners 5K Series – Run 2
MAY5
Rotary Heritage Coast Run

The Heritage Coast Run and Walk, also known as the 'Rotary Marathon', is an annual event enabling runners and walkers from across the UK to enjoy the beautiful Suffolk coast in a different way. Walk or run our 6 mile, half-marathon and full marathon courses.

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Rotary Heritage Coast Run

Uplands Rd, Leiston IP16 4NH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Heritage Coast Run and Walk, also known as the 'Rotary Marathon', is an annual event enabling runners and walkers from across the UK to enjoy the beautiful Suffolk coast in a different way. Walk or run our 6 mile, half-marathon and full marathon courses.

£6.02 - £15.39
Rotary Heritage Coast Run
JUN7
Friday 5 Series – Framlingham

The Friday 5's are a series of six 5 mile races that take place on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Each runner is awarded points based on the position they come within their age category in each race, with the best four results counting towards the final score. Any runner who competes in at least four of the six races will receive a series medal.

Your age group will be determined by your age on the date of the first race of the Series so that you will be in the same age group for the entire series.

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Friday 5 Series – Framlingham

The Plantation, Badingham Rd, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9HS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Friday 5's are a series of six 5 mile races that take place on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Each runner is awarded points based on the position they come within their age category in each race, with the best four results counting towards the final score. Any runner who competes in at least four of the six races will receive a series medal.

Your age group will be determined by your age on the date of the first race of the Series so that you will be in the same age group for the entire series.

£12 - £14
Friday 5 Series – Framlingham
JUN7
Flyers Friday 5

The Friday 5 is a popular series of 6 open races, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summer's evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

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Flyers Friday 5

10 Badingham Rd, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9HS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Friday 5 is a popular series of 6 open races, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summer's evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

£14
Flyers Friday 5
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).

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Ipswich 5k Summer Series Race Four

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
MAY12
Bury to Clare Challenge
Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom

18 mile run or walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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Bury to Clare Challenge

Nowton Park, Bury Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5LU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

18 mile run or walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

£24 - £52
Bury to Clare Challenge
MAY12
Halstead & Essex Marathon

The Halstead Marathon began in 1995 and was the idea of Colin Richer, and other Halstead Road Runners club members and since then the race has become an annual event.

This has been possible mainly due to a core of supporters within Halstead Road Runners and help from Halstead Town Council. In addition, local commerce continually support the race as do various local voluntary organisations and other local running clubs providing invaluable marshalling on race day.

The race attracts athletes from across the UK and abroad and the furthest known travellers to the race have been from Sydney Australia .

1 reviews
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Halstead & Essex Marathon

68 Colne Rd, Halstead CO9 2HS, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Halstead Marathon began in 1995 and was the idea of Colin Richer, and other Halstead Road Runners club members and since then the race has become an annual event.

This has been possible mainly due to a core of supporters within Halstead Road Runners and help from Halstead Town Council. In addition, local commerce continually support the race as do various local voluntary organisations and other local running clubs providing invaluable marshalling on race day.

The race attracts athletes from across the UK and abroad and the furthest known travellers to the race have been from Sydney Australia .

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2016

    I first ran this in 2009 as my first marathon, and wanted to try it again in 2016.The course is beautiful, through the Essex countryside, and through a few villages. It's pretty hilly too (especially between miles 20-22, its a looooooooong hill). The route is a kind of figure of 8, and theres a good place for any supporters where you can catch the runners three times. 2016 was also incredibly hot. Less than two weeks before it had been snowing, but it was 28 degrees on teh day (more like 33 on the tarmac) and although there isn't much support, those that were there were fantastic, and the best bit was the home owners hosing the runners down - we needed it! The marshalls are really supportive, the organisation is really good (and there is plenty of parking) and the medal and t-shirt combo is awesome, I run in the t-shirt a lot! I'd definitely run this again (and I am in 2017)
£36 - £38
Halstead & Essex Marathon
JUN29
Colour 5K Colchester

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.

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Colour 5K Colchester

Old Ipswich Rd, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7QW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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 - £22
Colour 5K Colchester
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

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Nayland 10k

Nayland Village Hall, Church Ln, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUN14
Friday 5 Series Race 3

The Friday 5 is a popular series of 6 open races, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summers evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

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Friday 5 Series Race 3

71 Nursery Rd, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0NJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Friday 5 is a popular series of 6 open races, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summers evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

£14
Friday 5 Series Race 3
APR28
The Breckland Forest Marathon

This is a full marathon on a mainly off-road Breckland out and return course through the forest and following parts of the Little Ouse River.

1 reviews
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The Breckland Forest Marathon

The Nunnery, Thetford IP24 2PU, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

This is a full marathon on a mainly off-road Breckland out and return course through the forest and following parts of the Little Ouse River.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    The race took place on the hottest day of the year so far! A winter of training in horrible weather left me dramatically unprepared for the heat but luckily it was my first race representing #visorclub and the visor was very much appreciated.The start location had plenty of loos for the number of racers and registration was very quick. A short race briefing (watch out for snakes and deer!) and we were off. The route took us along the Little Ouse through Thetford until CP2 (turn around for the half marathon) when we went off into Thetford forest for 3-4miles and then back along the river into Brandon and the turn around point. The course was great with lovely running along the side of the river and through the forest although a number of people got lost (myself included!). Most of the people who got lost missed a turn off which wasn't marked (luckily I got to it as someone was retracing their steps having run a mile out of their way!). I managed to get lost at about 21 miles making the decision to turn right when the route carried straight ahead (no idea why, probably the heat!) so added a mile onto my total.The checkpoints (7 in total) were stocked with fruit, crisps, sweets and gels as well as lots of water, squash and coke. I couldn't face much in the way of food (I only had some carrot sticks at mile 20!) but there was plenty of fluids on offer which was important given the heat.At the finish there was a big medal and more water waiting for me as well as my four year old cheering me over the line as he had commandeered the PA system for the finish!A great day even if it was longer than planned and much slower than hoped for! I'll be back next year to make sure I do a better job next time!
£25
The Breckland Forest Marathon
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.

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Big Fun Run Ipswich

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
AUG31
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!

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Dog Jog – Ipswich

108 Westerfield Rd, Ipswich IP1 3SH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUN21
Bury Friday 5
Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom

The Bury Friday 5 is one of six races that make up the Friday 5 Series, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summer's evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

Although this is part of the Friday 5 Series many local runners choose to run this race without taking part in the Series.

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Bury Friday 5

97 Sicklesmere Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 2BS, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Bury Friday 5 is one of six races that make up the Friday 5 Series, with each one approximately 5 miles in length. Held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex, the races are always family friendly and are a great way to spend a summer's evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

Although this is part of the Friday 5 Series many local runners choose to run this race without taking part in the Series.

£14
Bury Friday 5
JUL14
Race for Life 5K – Colchester

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K – Colchester

High St, Colchester CO1, UKView event
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From the organiser

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Colchester
JUN8
Last One Standing (England)
Diss, England, United Kingdom

Challenge Running and Atlas Running have joined together to bring their hugely successful Last One Standing race to England. The concept is simple, you start on the hour every hour and have to run and complete a 4.1 mile trail route in that time. You must run the loop and be back ready to start the next loop or you are out, the race continues until there is only one person who has completed a loop within the hour.

1 reviews
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Last One Standing (England)

Unnamed Road, Diss IP22 2TE, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

Challenge Running and Atlas Running have joined together to bring their hugely successful Last One Standing race to England. The concept is simple, you start on the hour every hour and have to run and complete a 4.1 mile trail route in that time. You must run the loop and be back ready to start the next loop or you are out, the race continues until there is only one person who has completed a loop within the hour.

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  • Did the event in 2018

    Irishman Sammy Daye of Atlas Running has bought his race concept to England in conjuction with Challenge Running. A 4.1 mile loop and 1 hour to complete the loop. Easy right!? Last One Standing is held at Knettishall Heath park just outside of Thetford on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. It is very easy to find and the parking area is huge and just a short walk to race HQ. HQ is set within a meadow where tents can be set up, start/finish is situated, portaloos, registration, food and first aid is all conveniently placed. The route follows an exceptionally well marked route and even I didn't get lost!! A combination of gravelled track way and mud/soil paths. It is quite firm and even with overnight rain drained well. Next time i would use a cushioned shoe and possibly even a goretex style if it was wet. Checkpoint food was the usual crisps/biscuits/sweets/fruit combination with pasta served at dinner time and porridge and bacon sandwiches at breakfast time a selection of hot and cold drinks was available too. So, every hour, on the hour you set off on a loop. If you return by 59m 59s you are still in the race, turn up at 1 hour or more and you are removed from the race. Then just keep going..and going..and going. Mentally i found it fine, at night time there was some wildlife about but personally that isn't a worry it was all mostly heard rather than seen. Being a small field of entrants it was a very friendly and supportive race with everyone being very encouraging. If you fancy a weekend camping and slowly but surely testing how much distance you could do off road this would be a great option for you.
£77
Last One Standing (England)
SEP22
Great East Run

Your half marathon challenge awaits! Take a 13.1-mile tour of Ipswich this autumn and enjoy your finish-line moment next to Ipswich Town Football ground.

3 reviews
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Great East Run

25 Civic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2AL, UKView event
3 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Your half marathon challenge awaits! Take a 13.1-mile tour of Ipswich this autumn and enjoy your finish-line moment next to Ipswich Town Football ground.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Enjoyable run - big hill at 7/8 miles but crowd were out in support to make it easier. Well marshalled too, though Simply Run don’t make things as easy/smooth as they could in terms of pre-race info etc.
  • Did the event in 2017

    Firstly - this is a lovely race. The atmosphere is friendly and the route is good with excellent course support. The finish line at the football group works well and has a lively feel to it. The course is advertised as ‘fast and flat’ which it is not!! - There are some hills along the route.
  • Did the event in 2017

    Well organised first year for this event. Interesting closed road  course through Ipswich town then out on to the Shotley peninsula, undulating with a tough hill at mile 7 and warm conditions added to the challenge. Water stations every 3 miles, well marshalled and good crowds out on the course, so little to fault. Usual finishers bag, t-shirt, medal with some freebies, so overall good value for money in my view.
£32
Great East Run
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!

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Pukka Races – ONLY FOOLS RIDE HORSES

Stratford Hills XC, Colchester CO7 6PA, UKView event
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From the organiser

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
JUN23
Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall
Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom

In partnership with East Lancashire Railway's this race will start from Bury train station on the sound of the steam trains whistle. Runners will then set off North along trail paths running alongside the railway lines and Irwell River. The run is from point to point, starting at Bury and finishing at Rawtenstall Station.

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Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall

Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 6EZ, UKView event
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From the organiser

In partnership with East Lancashire Railway's this race will start from Bury train station on the sound of the steam trains whistle. Runners will then set off North along trail paths running alongside the railway lines and Irwell River. The run is from point to point, starting at Bury and finishing at Rawtenstall Station.

£22
Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall
JUN5
Bungay Black Dog Summer Series Race 1

The three Summer Series 10 km races in 2019 will be held on 5th June, 26th June and 17th July 2019. These are held on a Wednesday evening at 19:30 and begin and finish at the Bungay Area Running Centre (BARC) near The Maltings, Ditchingham.

Runners can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 races.

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Bungay Black Dog Summer Series Race 1

Maltings Meadow, Ditchingham, Bungay NR35 2JH, UKView event
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The three Summer Series 10 km races in 2019 will be held on 5th June, 26th June and 17th July 2019. These are held on a Wednesday evening at 19:30 and begin and finish at the Bungay Area Running Centre (BARC) near The Maltings, Ditchingham.

Runners can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 races.

£10 - £12
Bungay Black Dog Summer Series Race 1
JUN16
The Bishop Nick Revelry Riot

MESSERS SANDFORD, STONEMAN & COLLINS, cordially invite you to strap on your drinking trousers and tie off your trail shoes to compete in a splendiferous scramble around the bustling market town of Braintree. We start you with the thrills of trail running, and then finish you with the spills of a beer festival!

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The Bishop Nick Revelry Riot

33 East St, Braintree CM7 3JJ, UKView event
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From the organiser

MESSERS SANDFORD, STONEMAN & COLLINS, cordially invite you to strap on your drinking trousers and tie off your trail shoes to compete in a splendiferous scramble around the bustling market town of Braintree. We start you with the thrills of trail running, and then finish you with the spills of a beer festival!

£10 - £12
The Bishop Nick Revelry Riot
SEP1
Framlingham 10K

The Framlingham 10K county championship

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Framlingham 10K

Framlingham Sports Club, Badingham Rd, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9HS, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Framlingham 10K county championship

£12 - £14
Framlingham 10K
JUN26
Bungay Black Dog Summer Series Race 2

The three Summer Series 10 km races in 2019 will be held on 5th June, 26th June and 17th July 2019. These are held on a Wednesday evening at 19:30 and begin and finish at the Bungay Area Running Centre (BARC) near The Maltings, Ditchingham.

Runners can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 races (Bungay Black Dog Runners should enter 2 and help in 1). Runners who complete all 3 events will receive a memento.

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Bungay Black Dog Summer Series Race 2

Maltings Meadow, Ditchingham, Bungay NR35 2JH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The three Summer Series 10 km races in 2019 will be held on 5th June, 26th June and 17th July 2019. These are held on a Wednesday evening at 19:30 and begin and finish at the Bungay Area Running Centre (BARC) near The Maltings, Ditchingham.

Runners can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 races (Bungay Black Dog Runners should enter 2 and help in 1). Runners who complete all 3 events will receive a memento.

£10 - £12
Bungay Black Dog Summer Series Race 2
SEP15
Dedham 10K

The Dedham 10k Run has enjoyed more than 25 years of competitive and fun running for all ages whatever your level and interest in running and has proved popular with every level of runner. The run is set in beautiful Constable country on the Essex / Suffolk border, so whether you are a dedicated competitive runner or a young fun runner, it's a wonderful day out for all the family.

1 reviews
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Dedham 10K

Flemish Cottage, Southfields, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AH, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Dedham 10k Run has enjoyed more than 25 years of competitive and fun running for all ages whatever your level and interest in running and has proved popular with every level of runner. The run is set in beautiful Constable country on the Essex / Suffolk border, so whether you are a dedicated competitive runner or a young fun runner, it's a wonderful day out for all the family.

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  • Did the 10k in 2018

    This is a hilly and tough course for a runner new to 10 k. But its beautiful, taking in the best of Constable Country. Highly recommended but make sure you do plenty of hill runs first. The hill around 4 miles is a killer so pacing is essential.
£5 - £17
Dedham 10K
JUN26
Bungay 10k – Race 2

The three Summer Series 10 km races are held on a Wednesday evening at 19:30 and begin and finish at the Bungay Area Running Centre (BARC) near The Maltings.

Runners can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 races (Bungay Black Dog Runners should enter 2 and help in 1). For runners who complete in all 3 events you will receive a memento.

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Bungay 10k – Race 2

8 Pirnhow St, Ditchingham, Bungay NR35 2RU, UKView event
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From the organiser

The three Summer Series 10 km races are held on a Wednesday evening at 19:30 and begin and finish at the Bungay Area Running Centre (BARC) near The Maltings.

Runners can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 races (Bungay Black Dog Runners should enter 2 and help in 1). For runners who complete in all 3 events you will receive a memento.

£10 - £12
Bungay 10k – Race 2
SEP8
Langham 10K and 2K Fun Run

The Langham 10km and Fun Run is an annual event organised by the Friends Of Langham School (FOLS), a charitable organisation The route winds through picturesque Constable countryside, and this late summer event is recognised locally as one of the most enjoyable and friendliest. The race now annually attracts over 500 runners, with a good mix of Club Runners of all abilities and those just running to keep fit or just for the fun of it from neighbouring counties and beyond.

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Langham 10K and 2K Fun Run

School Rd, Langham, Colchester CO4, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Langham 10km and Fun Run is an annual event organised by the Friends Of Langham School (FOLS), a charitable organisation The route winds through picturesque Constable countryside, and this late summer event is recognised locally as one of the most enjoyable and friendliest. The race now annually attracts over 500 runners, with a good mix of Club Runners of all abilities and those just running to keep fit or just for the fun of it from neighbouring counties and beyond.

£5 - £15
Langham 10K and 2K Fun Run
JUN23
Steeple Bumpstead 10K and 3K Runs

On 23rd June the Steeple Chasers will host the 5th annual Steeple Bumpstead 10km and 3km races. Both events will be chip-timed. This event is run entirely for charity and we have distrbuted more than 10,000 over the last 4 years, mostly to local charities. We look forward to having another great year for charitable causes.

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Steeple Bumpstead 10K and 3K Runs

B1057, Haverhill CB9, UKView event
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From the organiser

On 23rd June the Steeple Chasers will host the 5th annual Steeple Bumpstead 10km and 3km races. Both events will be chip-timed. This event is run entirely for charity and we have distrbuted more than 10,000 over the last 4 years, mostly to local charities. We look forward to having another great year for charitable causes.

£6 - £7
Steeple Bumpstead 10K and 3K Runs
JUL7
Harling 10k

Entries for the Harling 10k 2019 are now open, with last year's event being a sell out and limited places available again this year please book early to avoid disappointme

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Harling 10k

Church Rd, East Harling, Norwich NR16 2NA, UKView event
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From the organiser

Entries for the Harling 10k 2019 are now open, with last year's event being a sell out and limited places available again this year please book early to avoid disappointme

£14 - £16
Harling 10k
SEP29
Stowmarket Half Marathon

The Stowmarket Half Marathon will, once again take place from The Tomlinson Groundcare premises in Buxhall on 29th September 2019.

After the recent sad loss of our friend, fellow club member and sponsor, Robert Tomlison's family are, once again, very kindly and generously hosting our very popular Half Marathon.

The race will be dedicated in Roberts memory and we invite you to enter the race which is one of the most rural and scenic Half Marathons in the Suffolk race calendar.

The race will be the 2019 County Championship event.

1 reviews
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Stowmarket Half Marathon

Tomlinson Groundcare, Hall Orchard, Brettenham Rd, Buxhall, Stowmarket IP14 3DL, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The Stowmarket Half Marathon will, once again take place from The Tomlinson Groundcare premises in Buxhall on 29th September 2019.

After the recent sad loss of our friend, fellow club member and sponsor, Robert Tomlison's family are, once again, very kindly and generously hosting our very popular Half Marathon.

The race will be dedicated in Roberts memory and we invite you to enter the race which is one of the most rural and scenic Half Marathons in the Suffolk race calendar.

The race will be the 2019 County Championship event.

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  • Did the event in 2017

    My first official race, ever! Quite windy on the day but the support from the marshalls and runners was great.
£16 - £18
Stowmarket Half Marathon
AUG25
Mersea Island 5 & 10 Mile

The Mersea Island Lions Club have been organising these popular running races for several years now as part of their programme of community events. Our running events are perfect for a family day out with a sandy beach just across the road from the Start/Finish line and a choice of cafs nearby serving teas, light refreshments and ice-creams!

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Mersea Island 5 & 10 Mile

37 Victoria Esplanade Parking, 37 Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8BH, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Mersea Island Lions Club have been organising these popular running races for several years now as part of their programme of community events. Our running events are perfect for a family day out with a sandy beach just across the road from the Start/Finish line and a choice of cafs nearby serving teas, light refreshments and ice-creams!

£15
Mersea Island 5 & 10 Mile
SEP7
The Chappel Ale Trail

COMPANY OF RUNNERS cordially invite you to strap on your drinking trousers and tie off your trail shoes to compete in a splendiferous scramble around the wonderful wilds of Wakes Colne. We start you with the thrills of trail running, and then finish you with the spills of a beer festival!

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The Chappel Ale Trail

Chappel & Wakes Colne, Wakes Colne, Colchester CO6 2DS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

COMPANY OF RUNNERS cordially invite you to strap on your drinking trousers and tie off your trail shoes to compete in a splendiferous scramble around the wonderful wilds of Wakes Colne. We start you with the thrills of trail running, and then finish you with the spills of a beer festival!

£10 - £12
The Chappel Ale Trail
SEP8
Bubble Rush - Bury St Edmunds
Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom

Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family challenge in which anyone of any age can take part.

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Bubble Rush - Bury St Edmunds

Nowton Park, Bury Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5LU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family challenge in which anyone of any age can take part.

£8 - £13
Bubble Rush - Bury St Edmunds
SEP8
Thetford Iceni Half Marathon

An out and back route from Thetford, in Norfolk, using one of the oldest Roman roads in Britain, the Ickneild Way. Friendly half marathon event in the heart of South Norfolk. A mix of road and trail running.

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Thetford Iceni Half Marathon

4 Cage Ln, Thetford IP24 2DS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An out and back route from Thetford, in Norfolk, using one of the oldest Roman roads in Britain, the Ickneild Way. Friendly half marathon event in the heart of South Norfolk. A mix of road and trail running.

£22
Thetford Iceni Half Marathon
SEP8
Thetford Iceni 10k

A 10k out and back run from Thetford, in Norfolk, using the one of the oldest Roman roads in Britain, the Ickneild Way. Friendly 10k event in the heart of South Norfolk. A mix of road and trail running.

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Thetford Iceni 10k

4 Cage Ln, Thetford IP24 2DS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A 10k out and back run from Thetford, in Norfolk, using the one of the oldest Roman roads in Britain, the Ickneild Way. Friendly 10k event in the heart of South Norfolk. A mix of road and trail running.

£18
Thetford Iceni 10k

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