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Northants 5K Race Series

The Series is now in its 7th year and has become embedded in the county's annual running calendar. With hundreds of runners taking part last year, including club runners, jogging groups and even those who are completely new to running, the 5k Race Series offers something for everyone.

The 2018 Series will include five trail runs including at a new venue at Deene Park near Corby. All 5 venues are multi-terrain courses taking in some of Northamptonshire's beautiful parklands and woodlands.

  • Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Irchester Country Park, 11am
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018 – Salcey Forest, 7.30pm
  • Friday 29th June 2018- Brixworth Country Park, 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 18th July 2018- Delapre Abbey, 7.30pm
  • Friday 7th September 2018 - Deene Park, 7.30pm

The popular 5km race distance is suitable for people of all running abilities aged 11 years and over. On race day, 11 and 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult entrant.

If you don't fancy running, then why not volunteer?

We are looking to recruit course marshals for all five races, who can direct and encourage the runners along the course, or give out the water or medals. This year we are offering each volunteer a free race entry for a friend/family member.

For more information on how to take up this offer click here to volunteer

Distances: All 5 courses are 5km across Multi Terrain.

Race Fee

All 5 races

  • England Athletics Affiliated : £40 (earlybird £35)
  • Unaffiliated : £45 £40 (earlybird £40)

Individual Races

  • England Athletics Affiliated: online £10 or £15 on the day (earlybird £8)
  • Unaffiliated: online £12 or £17 on the day (earlybird £10)
  • Junior Race: online £2.50 or £4 on the day

Please note car park charges may apply at each of the venues.

Entry Categories: Individual or Team. Teams (of 4) can be made up any mix of men and women, who can race to win one of the Team Challenge prizes. The winning team will be decided by the lowest cumulative finishing position of the four fastest runners in that team.

Junior Race: A 2km fun run for 6-11 year olds at Irchester Country Park on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Race Entry Includes: All participants will receive a medal for finishing each race. Participants signing up to all 5 races in the series will receive a 5k Race Series technical t-shirt. T-shirts will be available to purchase for a small fee to other participants.


Book your place

2018 Northamptonshire Sport 5K Race Series - Race 1 - Irchester Country Park and 2K Children's Race

Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 (10:30 - 12:00)

Location: Irchester Country Park, Gypsy Lane Little Irchester, Wellingborough, NN29 7DL

2018 Northamptonshire Sport 5K Race Series - Race 2 - Salcey Forest

Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 (19:30 - 20:30)

Location: Salcey Forest, Hartwell, NN7 2HX

2018 Northamptonshire Sport 5K Race Series - Race 3 - Brixworth Country Park

Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 (19:30 - 20:30)

Location: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DG

2018 Northamptonshire Sport 5K Race Series - Race 4 - Delapre Abbey

Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 (19:30 - 20:30)

Location: Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW

2018 Northamptonshire Sport 5K Race Series - Race 5 - Deene Park

Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 (19:30 - 20:30)

Location: Deene Park, Corby, NN17 3EW


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