Run Norwich 2017: Spectator Guide

Run Norwich 2017: Spectator Guide

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Run Norwich attracts tens of thousands of supporters into the city centre, and this year should see the biggest crowd yet.

More than just a race, there will be live music, entertainment for the kids, and food and drink vendors across the morning and afternoon.

Read our spectator guide below or view our spectator map here:

Key timings

9.30am Race start (Race starter: Norwich City FC legend Grant Holt)

10.00am Projected time for first finisher

11.15am-11.30am Projected time for final finishers

c11.30am Presentations

Best viewing points

There are of course 10-kilometres of route to choose from to view the race from. Here are some of our choice recommendations:

    •    Start / Finish (City Hall / Market / Millennium Plain) For obvious reasons, one of the best places to experience Run Norwich as a spectator. With just half-an-hour separating the gun to the winner passing the finishing tape, plus plenty of entertainment, it'll be the busiest part of the course. 

    •    Cathedral One of the most picturesque vantage points on the route is in the Cathedral Close. The Rock Choir will be performing by the Erpingham Gate, a viewing spot which allows spectators to catch the runners twice when the route loops back on itself on Magdalen Street.

    •    Castle Meadow A popular spot for spectators, Castle Meadows offers the opportunity to view the runners at both the start of their race and in their final kilometre. Cut through from Gentlemen's Walk following the start and you'll be able to catch the runners at three times in their journey.

    •    Riverside The Riverside Entertainment Complex provides plenty of viewing options from the various bars and restaurants (an alfresco brunch, anyone?).  The complex is hosting a Family Fun Day on race day, so join them after for children’s entertainment. 

Spectator Map

Click on the map below to download the official Spectator Map as a PDF. 

Cheer Zones

Our four race charities have designated cheer zones this year. You can join them at the following locations:

Community Sports Foundation - Theatre Street

Serv Norfolk - Red Lion Street

Big C - Erpingham Gates, Norwich Cathedral

Norwich MIND - Castle Meadow/Prince of Wales Street

Race Village

Once you are all done cheering on the runners, head on over to the Race Village at Chapelfield Gardens to join the runners and soak up the post-race atmosphere. Expect live music, entertainment, the free Computer Service Centre Kids’ Zone and a number of food and drink vendors.

For more information about the Race Village, click here.

Travel Info

6,000 runners and thousands more spectators are expected on race day, so it is important to plan your journey both to and from the city.

Details of the best places to park in the town centre, the special Park & Ride service and information on other public transport options can all be found here.

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