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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]