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Wroxham 5K Series - Race Details & LPGP

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Race Details

The course is officially measured at 5 kilometers, and has been graded Bronze by B.A.R.R. The race holds a full permit from UK Athletics, and is hosted under their Rules of Competition.

Before the Race

- The race HQ is open from 5:45pm to 7:00pm. Please arrive in good time and collect your race number and timing chip.

- If you have entered the series, you will need to bring your number to races 2 and 3. If you loose your number and require a replacement, please ask for one at the Information Desk.

- 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.

- Chips must be secured to your left shoe. Ties are available in the race HQ on the tables.

- 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.

- Audio devices (i.e. headphones and bone-conducting headphones) are banned from the race - you need to be able to hear any traffic and marshal instructions. Anyone wearing audio devices will be removed from the results (as per UKA Rule 240 S 5).

- Similarly, 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 'gun times', so first across the finish line wins. 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 and remove your timing chip. 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.

- Once you exit the funnel please have your timing chip removed from your shoe. Marshals are present to do this.

- 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.

- As the finish line crosses the exit to Broadland High School, we would recommend you don't try and leave until at least 7.50pm, otherwise you'll be waiting in your car for a while.

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]

UKA Race Permit [PDF, 110kb]

BARR Bronze Race Grading [PDF, 125kb] 

Wroxham Course Measurement Certificate [PDF, 175kb]