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The Wroxham 5k Series a series of three fast (if slightly undulating) 5k races taking part over the spring/summer months.

The midweek series is perfect for those chasing the elusive 5k personal best, and for those new to running. 

Hosted under UK Athletics Rules of Competition - Permit Number 

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The event is held at Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QN, and starts at 7.15pm.

We will also be hosting a free 2k kids fun run at each race - see Junior Runners.

See 'Race Details' for more information.

The races for 2019 are on the following dates:

  • 15th May 2019
  • 12th June 2019
  • 3rd July 2019

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Wroxham 5k Series, please get in touch by clicking 'Contact Us' at the top of the page, or by emailing us at

Race Entry

Entry for the 2019 series will be available from 4th March 2019 here.

Check back here, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for any announcements, news or changes.

Please note that due administration reasons we can only process transfers through Total Race Timing.

Junior Runners

The Wroxham 5k Series is perfect for junior runners. The short distance and (mostly) flat and fully marshalled one lap course on a cool, sunny evening makes it perfect for younger runners. We even have a junior prize category, with both Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded. The event is great for younger runners who participate in parkrun and wish to try their first competitive race.

Please note the minimum age for the main 5k race is 11 years, on the day of the race.

We will also be hosting a free 2k junior kids fun run, at 6.45pm on the grass athletics track at Broadland High School, for those younger than 12 or who do not want to race the main 5k race. Hosted by the junior section of the club, no prior entry is required - just turn up ready to run (and yes, we will have an ice cream van on site for a little post race reward)...

Race Location and Headquarters

The race is hosted from Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QN. The headquarters open at 5:45pm, so runners can collect their numbers, chips, and any other items. There will be a tea and cake stall, with all monies raised going to a nominated charity (in 2016 we donated an incredible £1110 to Nelsons Journey).

There will be a mandatory briefing for all runners at 7:00pm, before the start of the race.

Race 2 of the is part of the Sportlink Grand Prix Series.

Whilst we at Sportlink pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding customer service, it is also our huge enthusiasm and combined knowledge which goes towards ensuring that each person who walks through our door leaves knowing they have truly had what can only be said is a memorable experience….professional advice and service guaranteed, but always with a big smile. Sportlink Running & Fitness….so very proud to sponsor the Grand Prix series whilst supporting Norfolk athletics and road running.

SportLink Running Fitness

SportLink Grand Prix Series



Parking is at Roys of Wroxham - please follow the instructions of marshals. It is a 5 min walk from Broadland High School, and will be fully sign posted.  The car park closes at 9pm.

The site is in use by others, so please be aware of all vehicles and pedestrians at all times.

Race Details

1) The race is held under UKA Rules of Competition (permit: 2019-37625) and has been officially measured at 5.00km (Certificate Number: 19/234) using the shortest race line along the course.

2) The address of the race headquarters is: Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QN. Please follow the guidance and instructions of marshals when arriving.

3) Please arrive within good time. The race HQ opens from 5.45 and close promptly at 7pm. Please collect your race number - your timing chip is already attached to this.  You can also collect your Race Number from Catton Park ParkRun on the Saturday before each race (11th May, 8th June, 29th June)

4) There will be plenty of pens and pins at the race HQ. Please fill out your medical details in the back of your number and attach your number to the front of your t-shirt. It must not be folded or covered in anyway.

5) There will be a race briefing on the grass in front of the School at 7.00pm. This is mandatory for all runners Following this you will be lead out onto Tunstead Road and the start line. Please assemble in an orderly fashion. Whilst Tunstead Road on the course will be closed to traffic, we cannot 100% guarantee it will be traffic free, so please remain vigilant and aware of any traffic on the course.

6) Follow instructions of the marshals along the course always.  Broadland First Aiders will be present at the start/finish of the race. If you feel in any pain, experience dizziness or any other symptoms, immediately stop running and seek help from a marshal.

7) Headphones are banned from the race. Anyone seen wearing them will be disqualified and removed from the results.

8) The evening may be warm so please take any water you may need with you. Drinks will be available at the finish line When you cross the finish line please immediately continue up the short funnel into the open finishers area. Here you can grab a drink and recover.

9) Full race awards will be presented at the race HQ after 8pm. We endeavour to have these presented as soon as possible. Results are based on chip times.

10) A bag drop is available at Race HQ, your baggage label is attached to your race number.

11) There will be refreshments available in the race HQ with all donations going to the Hallswood Animal Sanctuary for Race 1.

12) Finally, please DO NOT drop any litter around the school or out on the course, please give this to a marshal if on the course, there are plenty of bins at Race HQ.

Before the Race

- Ensure your details and medical information is written on the back of your number. This will help St Johns Ambulance easily identify you and respond quicker in the event of an emergency.

- Please warm up on the back field at Broadland High School. Do not warm up along Tunstead Road, as we are setting up the start and there will be traffic present.

- Runners are not allowed to run with a dog during the race (as per UKA Rule 240 S 6), and we do not allow runners to run with a race buggy.

- There will be a mandatory race briefing for all runners at 7.05pm, before runners are lead into the start area. 

The Race

- Please position yourself at the start line relative to the time you expect to finish the race in (i.e. 15 minute 5k runners at the front, 30 minute 5k runners further back. Please remember, the race is chip-to-chip timed, so your time won't start until you cross the start line, and you will get an accurate time for how long it takes you to complete the course.

- That said, all age category and team prizes are based on 'chip times'. Position yourself accordingly.

- The course is fully signposted at every kilometer, and marshals are present at every corner and at key points along the route. Please keep to the left side of the road at all times unless instructed otherwise.

- Please listen to and follow marshal's instructions. After the 1km mark you are on open roads, where traffic may be present.

- If you require medical attention or wish to pull out from the race, please approach a marshal, who will be happy to help.

- There is a water station at the finish line. The evening can be warm so we recommend taking any water or gels you may need with you, as there are no water stations on the course.

- Otherwise, have a good run!

The Finish

- When crossing the finish line please proceed quickly through the finish funnel. Do not stop until you have exited the finish tunnel - there will be lots of runners coming in fast and we need to keep the finish funnel moving and clear.

- Grab a drink, there will be water available to drink.

- Stick around, have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, and see who has won the awards.

Race Time Limit

For 2019, due to extending the road closure we have introduced a 45 minute race time limit.


Course Route and Profile [PDF, 162kb]

Wroxham 5k Series Race Permit [link]

BARR Bronze Race Grading [PDF, 125kb] 

Course accuracy certification [PDF, 168kb]

Race Awards

After the conclusion of the race, we award the following:

Race Winner - Male and Female

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in the following categories:

Male: Junior (Age 16 and Under) Senior Male (17 to 39), M40-44, M45-49, M50-54, M55-59, M60-64, M65+

Female: Junior (Age 16 and Under), Senior Female (17 to 39), F40-44, F45-49, F50-54, F55-59, F60-64, F65+

Team prizes are also available for senior and veteran male and females, with three qualifying club runners.

All awards are based on 'Chip Time' results

Awards will be presented around 8pm in the race headquarters. We encourage you to stay after the race, have some tea and cake, and see who has won.

Wroxham 5k Series - 20th Anniversary - News Articles

The Wroxham 5k Series celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. We put together some articles celebrating this amazing achievement.

31/03/16 - Wroxham at 20: Race Founder Interview

13/03/16 - Wroxham at 20: Race Director Interview

06/03/16 - Wroxham at 20: The First Race Results

Results & Previous Results

Results for the race will be posted on the website and on the Wroxham 5k Series Facebook Page as soon as they are available. If there are any issues with the results please email

The course records are:

 - Male: Paul Evans - 14:11 (1997)

 - Female: Iona Lake - 16:30 (2018)

2017  2018    
Wroxham 5k Series 2017 - Race 1 Results [PDF, 410kb] Wroxham 5k Series 2018 - Race 1 Results    
Wroxham 5k Series 2017 - Race 2 Results [PDF, 400kb] Wroxham 5k Series 2018 - Race 2 Results    
Wroxham 5k Series 2017 - Race 3 Results [PDF, 450kb] Wroxham 5k Series 2018 - Race 3 Results    
2016  2015  2014  
Wroxham 5k Series 2016 - Race 1 Results [PDF, 309kb]  Wroxham 5k Series 2015 - Race 1 Results [PDF, 173kb] Wroxham 5k Series 2014 - Race 1 Results [PDF, 152Kb]  
Wroxham 5k Series 2016 - Race 2 Results [PDF, 260kb]  Wroxham 5k Series 2015 - Race 2 Results [PDF, 214kb] Wroxham 5k Series 2014 - Race 2 Results [PDF, 331Kb]  
Wroxham 5k Series 2016 - Race 3 Results [PDF, 230kb]  Wroxham 5k Series 2015 - Race 3 Results [PDF, 620kb] Wroxham 5k Series 2014 - Race 3 Results [PDF, 157Kb]