2020 & 2021 events cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions and uncertainty.
See race update post.
DATE: Sunday 6th October 2019
START TIME: the 5K & Fun Run will start at 10am, the 10K will start at 11am.
RACE HQ: The Green, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3SL
The 2019 results are available:
Online entries for the 5km and 10km races will open via races online on August 10th.
The 10KM race is for runners aged 15 and over on race day, the 5KM race for runners aged 11 and over on race day. There will be no on-the-day entries.
Entries for the fun run will be available to purchase on the day only at race HQ. The fun run is open to all ages, but children aged eight and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The races are run under UKA rules (UKA license 2019-38716).
The races start and finish on the grass area on The Green of Martlesham Heath with the remainder of the flat course on tarmac roads or pavements. The route is comprised of an approximate 2.5KM loop, with the fun run being one loop, the 5KM being two loops, and the 10KM being four loops.
The courses have been accurately measured and have valid course measurement certificates (5km – 15/135, 10KM – 14/294).
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
We ask that all participants and spectators be considerate of local residents when travelling to and from the event.
Important: Please note there will be no participant car parking available at race HQ or within the village.
This year car parking will be provided at the nearby Barrack Square (Martlesham Heath Business Park) and the BT visitors car park, a short walk from the village (sat nav postcode IP5 3RF).
Parking will be limited and we would encourage participants to lift share. Please follow marshal’s directions and use the foot bridge next to Martlesham Leisure and Play2Day to cross the A12 to race HQ.
Alternatively, Martlesham Heath is well served by public transport, such as the route 66 and park-and-ride services from First Group. It is also connected to the National Cycle Network.
Blue badge holders please contact the race director for separate parking arrangements.
Race numbers can be collected from Race HQ on race day from 8.30am.
Baggage drop will be available, you will require your race number in order to pick up your luggage after the race.
Portable toilet facilities will be available at race HQ, with the toilets in the Douglas Bader also being opened up for participants.
The Woodbridge Lions will once again be providing a wide selection of refreshments in the pavilion. The Douglas Bader will also be open after the event to enjoy a post-race celebratory drink.
Please note that there will be no road closures on race day, please keep left and be aware of traffic at all times.
All headphones (including bone conducting ones) are strictly prohibited as participants must be able to clearly hear instructions from race officials and marshals at all times. Wearing headphones will result in disqualification.
Race numbers must be worn on the front of participants running tops. Please complete the emergency and medical information sections on the reverse of the running number in full.
TIMING AND RESULTS
Both the 5KM and 10KM races will be accurately timed using chip timing. The 5KM race will use disposable chips attached to your race number. The 10KM race will use timing chips which must be attached to your running shoe, please see the marshals once you have crossed the finish line to have the timing chip removed.
Provisional results will be available immediately after the races, final results will be published both here and on racesonline.
PRIZES AND MEMENTOS
All race finishers will receive a medal.
In the 5KM and 10KM races the following individual prizes will be awarded (runners will only be eligible for one award):
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, male and female (open)
- 1st male and female U20, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60+
In the 5KM and 10KM races the following team prizes will be awarded:
1st male and female affiliated teams (first three to finish)
Sorry, but we are unable to offer refunds.
Self-service race transfers will be available for a limited time via the race entry website but will close in advance of race day to allow the entry list and timing system to be finalised.
For information about the race, please contact the Martlesham Race Director (Matthew Saunders).