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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 runnorwichinfo@canaries.co.uk

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

We recommend getting into the the city with lots of time to spare. 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"

Buses

There will be changes to bus times and routes while the race is on. For full information, please visit the website of the relevant provider:

First Group: www.firstgroup.com

Sanders: www.sanderscoaches.com

Konectbus: www.konectbus.co.uk

Car Parking

For runners and spectators that wish to park a vehicle in the city centre on race-day, we have listed a few options below:

intu Chapelfield

Opens: 07.00 Max Capacity: 1000 Walk to start line: 5 mins Restrictions: No access between 09.00 & 10.15

Castle Mall

Opens: 07.00 Max Capacity: 791 Walk to start line: 5 mins Restrictions: No access between 09.00 & 10.30

St. Giles

Opens: 07.00 Max Capacity: 330 Walk to start line: 4 mins Restrictions: No access between 09.00 & 10.30

St. Andrews

Opens: 24hrs Max Capacity: 1084 Walk to start line: 7 mins Restrictions: None

St. Stephens

Opens: 06.30 Max Capacity: 260 Walk to start line: 6 mins Restrictions: No access between 09.15 & 09.45

John Lewis

Opens: 07.00 Max Capacity: 650 Walk to start line: 5 mins Restrictions: None

Rose Lane

Opens: 24hrs Max Capacity: 595 Walk to start line: 5 mins Restrictions: No access between 09.00 & 10.45

Please note: The Forum car park is closed, as it will be used for race volunteers only. For more information on parking, please visit www.norwich.gov.uk

Taxis

The taxi rank on Gaol Hill will temporarily be moved to Exchange Street. The taxi rank usually located in Tombland will be closed.  

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 and start pens open

09.30am Race start

11.30am* Race presentations on the City Hall steps

12.00pm Baggage areas close

*Time of presentation may vary - to follow last finisher

Baggage Drop Off

We will have baggage trailers to leave your belongings on race day at the Race Village in Chapelfield Gardens.

Timings

The area will be open from 8.00am till 12.00pm.

Colour allocation

You will be allocated a baggage area in accordance with the colour on your race number. Please affix your baggage label (which can be found on your race number) firmly to your bag. Afterwards, you must present your race number to reclaim your bag - no race number, no return. 

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

Colour coded start waves

All participants are divided into different colour categories, based on estimated finish times. This forms the colour background of the race number. This colour determines which start pen you need to line up in. 

Please note - you may be assigned a different colour to others with similar predicted times. This is to ensure even distribution between colours.  You may line up in your allocated colour zone, or any colour zone behind your own. You may not join a colour zone ahead of your own. Remember that your timing device on your race bib will give you an accurate time regardless of which wave you are in. 

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.

A perfect area to meet up with friends and family following the race, as well as getting that all important post-run photo! Here’s what’s going on at the Race Village this year: 

Food 

Satisfy those post-race hunger cravings with a visit to our food vendors. The lineup includes: 

  • Country Box 
  • Farriers 
  • Fish Finger Sandwich Company 
  • Olivia’s 
  • Smokin’ Joes BBQ 
  • Ronaldos Ice Creams 

Entertainment 

Our music and dance acts will be performing post-race in and around the bandstand. 

Massages 

Massages will be provided by local volunteer physios and masseurs. The rub-downs are free, but donations are always appreciated!

Kids’ Zone 

The Kids’ Zone presented by Computer Service Centre will host a number of exciting experiences and games for the kids to enjoy - inflatables, speed-kick and much more. Keep an eye out for the Community Sports Foundation’s Sportasaurus mascot! 

Free beer 

As per last year, race supporters Adnams have kindly supplied a free beer for every runner (over the age of 18). You can claim yours after the race by presenting the token found in your goody bag. 

Official merchandise 

4Sports Group will be selling their range of official Run Norwich branded running and training gear at their merchandise tent. Give them a visit and pre-order here.

Start/Finish

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

8.00am Start pens open

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 & First Aid

There are three First Aid points and water stations on the route:

  • Carrow Road 3.5km 
  • Norwich Cathedral 7.5km
  • Finish Line 10km

Please ensure you stay well-hydrated throughout your run. A full medical team will also be based at the Race Village at Chapelfield Gardens post race.

 

Click here to see a provisional map of the route.

Spectators

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

Race Prizes

Main 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.

Men:

1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100

Women:

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 chip 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.

Certification

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