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Northants 5K Race Series

We are delighted to announce that Decathlon are sponsoring our race series for 2017.

The Series is now in its 6th 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 2017 Series will include four trail run races across four venues, including two new trail venues at Delapre Abbey & Brixworth Country Park. All four venues are multi-terrain courses taking in some of Northamptonshire's beautiful parklands and woodlands.

  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Irchester Country Park, 10.30am
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Salcey Forest, 7.30pm
  • Friday 23rd June 2017- Brixworth Country Park, 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017- Delapre Abbey, 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.

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

Fees: Affordable and not restrictive.

  • Affiliated: online £8 or £10 on the day
  • Unaffilliated: online £10 or £12 on the day
  • Junior Race: online £3.50 or £4 on the day

We offer a discount if you compete in a team or all 4 races:

  • Team: 4 team members per race: £30
  • Four Races: Affiliated: £27 Unaffiliated: £33

Entry Categories: Individual or Team. Teams 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 8-11 year olds at Irchester Country Park on Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Race Entry Includes: All participants will receive a medal for finishing each race. Each race will have a medal which interlocks with the other 3 medals so will give participants a chance to collect as many as possible in the 4-race set. Participants signing up to all 4 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.

What time should I arrive on race day?

We recommend allowing an hour prior to the start of the race, to collect your number and T-shirt if you are eligible for one.

I've entered all 4 races, where do I collect my T-shirt?

You can collect your T-shirt at Irchester on the first race.

I would like to buy a T-shirt, are they available to purchase?

Yes, while stocks last, T-shirts can be purchased for £7.50.

Is there a car parking charge at each venue?

Irchester, Salcey and Brixworth all charge for car parking. Prices may changes but this is usually around £3 - £4.

Are there medals?

Yes, each race will have a different medal available, and the full set fit together.

Can I run with my dog?

Sadly, our insurance does not cover us for dogs. Spectators with dogs under control are more than welcome.

Can I turn up and enter on the day?

Yes, it will cost you a bit more than booking online. If we exceed our entry levels, we will have to turn people away on race day so please keep checking www.northamptonshiresport.org/5k

I can't make it on the day, can I get a refund?

Sorry, we are unable to refund entry fees.


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