Ipswich Twilight 5K @ Suffolk New College
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Elite race only – men must be able to run sub 20 mins and women must be able to run sub 22 mins

Ipswich Twilight 10K @ Suffolk New College
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Framlingham 10K @ The Sports Club
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Ipswich Summer 5K series – Race 4 @ Christchurch Park
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Series of 4 races over the Summer, two lap course of Christchurch Park, best three races of the four go towards series results.

Richard Bennett Felixstowe Coastal 10M @ Beachside Events Area, adjacent to Felixstowe Leisure Centre
Sep 10 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Entries will open at 8 am on Sunday 16 April 2017






Race Limit: 500

Minimum Age: 17 years on day of race

Licence Number: pending



To transfer or amend entries click HERE

For updates please see Facebook events page

Wait List -Please Read

Unfortunate, we will not running a wait list. Managing a wait list is very time consuming and distracts the race team from race preparing tasks, especially in the 2-3 weeks leading up to the race.

However, we recognise that not all the entrants will run the race on 10 September because of injury or a change in circumstances. As race organisers we want to see as a many people take part and enjoy the race as possible.

To try any resolve this issue we have asked that runners that now do not wish to take part let other know via the event Facebook page (link below). Likewise, runner that want a place to do the same. Runners can then liaise and transfer the places via the race try system.



The course is nearly all tarmac promenade, pavement or road but between the Ferry and the Martello Tower there is a stretch of sometimes heavy shingle and so because of this we are sorry to say it is not suitable for wheelchair competitors.

The course will have two water stations and also water at the finish.


Directions & Car Parking

There is metered car parking available around the Leisure Centre, IP11 2AE for satnav. There is free car parking at Garrison Lane car park, IP11 7SH for satnav.

Please do not park in residential parking spaces and consider the environment by car sharing as much as possible.

Take the A14 to Felixstowe, then straight over the dock spur roundabout onto A154 Candlet Road, turn left at the roundabout onto A154 Garrison Lane and straight over the traffic lights continuing straight. Car parking available just before the Premier Inn, turn right at the roundabout and follow the road to the end to reach the Leisure Centre.

The start is at the bottom of Bent Hill on the promenade; a minute’s walk from the Leisure Centre and will be sign posted.



Collect your timing chip and number from the race HQ in sufficient time to reach the start. Race HQ opens at 8 am.

Race HQ will have a baggage drop; you will need your race number to access this facility and to have your bag returned. Toilets are available at race HQ and the use of showers and changing rooms as also available for a small charge payable to the Leisure Centre themselves.


Prizes and Mementos

All finishers will receive a medal.

Prizes to be awarded as below, please note only one individual prize per competitor which will be the highest ranked award.

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed open Male and Female
  • 1st placed Male 40 – 44 / 45 – 49 /50 – 54 / 55 – 59 / 60+
  • 1st placed Female 35 – 39 / 40 – 44 / 45 – 49 / 50 – 45 / 55+
  • 1st placed Male Felixstowe Road Runner
  • 1st placed Female Felixstowe Road Runner
  • 1st Men’s team (3 from same club, affiliated clubs only)
  • 1st Female team (3 from same club, affiliated clubs only)


Important Information

  1. Sorry, but we are unable to offer refunds.
  2. Self-service transfers are allowed until the end of Thursday 7th September. Please visit the race entry site the administer transfers.
  3. Competitors must obey the instructions of race organisers, race officials, police and marshals at all times before, during and after the event while in the vicinity of the course, race headquarters and any designated car parks, failure to do so could result in disqualification.
  4. The wearing of earphones is strictly prohibited, as competitors must be able to hear instructions from race organisers, police, marshals and race officials before, during and after the race. The wearing of earphones will result in disqualification.
  5. All competitors must affix the race number to the front of their vest or t-shirt, and all emergency and medical details on the reverse must be completed in full.
Langham 10K @ Langham Village Hall
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lowestoft Scores race @ Race HQ - Christchurch Hall
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ipswich Half Marathon – Great East Run @ Portman Road Stadium
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

2017 will see the inaugural staging of the Great East Run in Ipswich. Together with our partners Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Jaffa Running Club we’ll be bringing the UK wide Great Run series to East Anglia on Sunday 24th September.

This event follows a fast flat course, great for new runners and those looking for a half marathon PB.

Starting and finishing close to Ipswich Town’s Portman Road stadium, runners pass the prestigious Willis building designed by Lord Foster before heading down to Ipswich’s vibrant waterfront.

The route then passes Felaw Maltings on the way out and back along Wherstead Road, where particpants will see Fox’s Marina, Suffolk Food Hall and go twice under the iconic Orwell Bridge into Freston.

On returning to the town centre, runners will pass over the Wet Dock lock gates and continue along the waterfront for a second time, before returning to the finish line located on Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

Please note – this course is provisional and subject to change

Martlesham 5K @ The Scout Hut - Martlesham
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Tiptree 10 miler @ Tiptree Leisure Centre
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm