Entry cost


FREE*: Charity entry

£23: Affiliated running club members - UK affiliated club athletes

£25: General entry - non-affiliated runners 

*Entry is free if running for one of the four official race charities. Runners must raise a minimum of £100. Limited places.

An Active Network processing fee of 6% applies to the overall transaction. 

Terms & conditions apply- see race rules. 

Running for charity

This year, our chosen Official Race Charities are Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, SERV Norfolk, Norwich & Central Norfolk MIND, and Big C.

You may choose to enter with one of our FREE charity places, however you must set up an individual Just Giving page for the correct Official Race Charity during the entry process, and commit to raising a minimum of £100.

Places are limited, and terms and conditions apply. Please see Race Rules for full details.

Please see Fundraising and Race Charities for full details.

Entry & race packs

Race number collection & race expo

Venue: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Date: Friday 4th August 2017 & Saturday 5th August 2017

Time: 9am to 6pm

Collecting your race pack:

To collect your race pack, please bring your confirmation email. 

Golden Ticket competition:

If you opt to collect your Race Number at the Race Expo, you will be automatically entered into our Golden Ticket competition. Ten lucky winners that collect their pack from the Race Expo will receive a Golden Ticket in their race-pack – this entitles the runner to a VIP race day experience, worth over £450.

More details to follow close to the Expo event. 

Collecting a race pack for a friend:

If you are picking up the race pack on behalf of a friend, please bring along a signed letter/email authorising you to pick up the pack on their behalf.

If you have concerns about you or a friend/family member being able to pick up your race number, please contact us at

Receiving your race pack via post:

Alternatively, you may choose to have your pack sent to you via post. There will be a small delivery charge of £1.60 (plus Active Network transaction fee) and you will receive your race pack in plenty of time before the race.

Please note: you will not be eligible for the Golden Ticket if you choose this option.

Race day travel

Full travel details to be confirmed closer to race day. 

Park n' Ride

Norwich Park n' Ride will be operating a special service from Airport & Thickthorn every 20 minutes on race day. The first buses will leave at 7.00am and last buses back from the City Centre will be at 5pm. Due to road closures, Airport will operate to/from a temporary bus stop in Duke Street (near Premier Inn) and Thickthorn will operate to/from Norwich Bus Station. Standard fares will apply with discounts after 12 o’clock. For more information go here.

Offer: Buy your bus ticket for the day on the Konectbus m-ticket app and get 10% off by entering the code: "RunNorwich"

Road closures and parking restrictions

Road closures

For the safety of the participants, no vehicle movements will be allowed on the race route during the event.  Up to 100 roads will be closed during the race, but, in association with Norwich City Council, all information will be communicated with residents well in advance of the race.  Roads will be only be shut for as long as is necessary, to minimise disruption.

A full list of roads affected by the closures, will be released closer to race day.

Key race day timings

Sunday 6th August*

08.00am Race Village & baggage areas open

09.00am Runners assemble at start / finish zone

09.30am Race start

11.00am Race presentations on the City Hall steps

1.00pm Baggage areas close

*times subject to change

Baggage Areas

We will have a secure area located in the Chapelfield Gardens Race Village to leave items, clothing and belongings on race day.


The area will be open from 8.00am till 1.00pm on race day.

Colour allocation

You will be allocated a colour on race day in accordance with your race number. Each baggage area will be colour coded for your convenience. 

Baggage security

Please note that whilst the area will be staffed throughout, you will be storing your items entirely at your own risk so please don’t leave expensive valuables.

Race Numbers

Please add your personal information - including details of any current medication - to the reverse of your race number.

Colour coded

All participants will be divided into different colour categories which will define your start wave. Your estimated finish time will define which colour category you are placed in.  You may be assigned a different colour to others with similar predicted times. This is to ensure even distribution between colours.  

Start waves

While you may not promote yourself, you may demote yourself should you wish to start with a friend or family member in a different category.

Race numbers not transferable

If you are unable to run, your race number must not be transferred to another runner under any circumstance. Anyone found wearing a number other than their own will be disqualified.

Medical details on reverse of race number

Please add your personal information - including details of any current medication - to the reverse of your race number. 

Securing your race number to your running top

We will provide you with safety pins in your race pack. Pin each corner to attach it securely to the front of your running top so it remains fully visible at all times and doesn't flap about.  If you do not wear your race number as instructed, you may not be credited with a finish time. 

Looking after your race number and timing chip

You must not cut, fold or otherwise mutilate your race number in any way. Please don't attempt to remove the chip or its foam backing from your race number for any reason as this could damage your chip and affect your result - i.e. you may not be credited with a finish time.

Timing chips

Your timing chip will be affixed to the reverse of your race number. This chip will automatically record your race time, from the time you pass the start line to the time you cross the finish line.

IMPORTANT Please take care not to fold your chip or pierce it with your safety pins when attaching it to your clothing. Please don't attempt to remove the chip or its foam backing from your race number for any reason as this could damage your chip and affect your result - i.e. you may not be credited with a finish time.

The Race Village

The Race Village is situated in Chapelfield Gardens and will be the hub of race activity for the day.

More information to follow closer to the race date. 


We've tweaked the position of the start line this year - runners will now start on Gentleman's Walk, in front of the market. As per last year, the grand finish will be located on St. Peters Street in front of the iconic City Hall. Perfect for those finish line photos!

Start line: Gentleman's Walk, in front of the Norwich Market. 

Finish line: St Peters Street, in front of the Norwich City Hall

Line up and start time

9.00am All runners to assemble in their correct colour start pen

09.30am Race start time

A map of the start/finish zone will be published nearer race day.

The race will start promptly at 9.30am.

Race finish line

Once you have finished, we will direct you along St. Giles Street, where you will receive your Run Norwich medal, water and a goody bag, and around the back of City Hall.

Post-race celebrations

We will then direct you towards the Race Village in Chapelfield Gardens. This will be the place to reunite with friends, family and fellow runners as well as enjoy post-race food, refreshments and entertainment. 

The Route

Taking place in the heart of Norwich’s historic city centre, Run Norwich will take place on an entirely traffic-free course.

The route will pass some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Norwich Castle, The Forum, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich City’s Carrow Road and many more.

Route terrain

For the most part, the course is flat, though there are a number of hills thrown in for good measure - notably around the Rose Lane part of the course. All race roads will be closed to traffic while the race is in progress. 

Race markers

The course will be clearly marked at every kilometre.

Water stations, toilets and first aid areas

Water stations, toilets and first aid areas will be located at various intervals on the route. All locations of the services will be released closer to the race day. 

Click here to see a provisional map of the route.


Detailed spectator information, including the best places to watch the race, entertainment and timings, will be available nearer to race day.

Race Prizes

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of gun times, not chip times. Run Norwich is a race, not a time trial.* 

Please note, however, that the official results listings will display chip times, as well as gun times.


1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100


1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100

Main prize winners will be presented their prize money on the day.

Sub-categories for both male & females

Sub-category prizes will be awarded on the basis of gun times. 

Ages 16-39

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 40-44

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 45-49

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 50-54

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 55-59

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 60-64

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 65-69

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 70+

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher

Sub-category winners will receive their prize money following the event.


Run Norwich has been issued with a road race licence by UK Athletics. The number is 2017-28311 and you can click here to view the licence.

Our 10 kilometre course has been accurately measured by a Certified Measurer using IAAF procedures approved for use in the UK. Our course number is 16/302 and you can click here to view our certificate of course accuracy.

Run Norwich has been designated as a Gold Grade race by the British Association of Road Races (BARR). Please click here to view our Gold Grade certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the website here