Location: Victoria Park, London Road, Leicester LE2 1ND Date: Friday 31st December 2021 Time: 19:30
Due to Covid, this series of events will now not take place in January or February 2021.
However, once we have the appropriate permissions, we hope the monthly series will return in November 2021 through to February 2022.
We will confirm dates in due course.
We are also awaiting information about our Summer Series which was due to take place monthly from May 2021 through to August 2021 and we hope to announce more details in due course.
The details below are from our last Leicester Winter Series, but more details will be added to this page, once permissions are confirmed, so please do come back and check – and look out for announcements on our social media pages.
This evening winter series takes in a fast two lap circuit, using an accurately measured 5K course. Times should be quick, but the race would suit runners of all standards including beginners, with a medal and finish line goodies on offer for all finishers.
Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the leading runners and age category winners, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female across all races. The series comprises four 5k races and points are awarded by race position, with the best three races counting towards the series results.
The Course The Leicester City 5k course is a two lap route covering the tarmac paths within the boundaries of Victoria Park. The course has been officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy (certificate number: 12/186). The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. The route is a flat course with only one gentle incline to contend with. We would ask you to remember that we do not have exclusive use of the park and you should be aware that other park users will be on the course.
First Aid St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Points scored in each race count towards overall Series prizes, with the best three races to count towards the final series results.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by manual timekeepers. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre, but please allow time for manual processing. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race Location: Victoria Park, London Road, Leicester LE2 1ND
Victoria Park is accessible by car, train and bus - and, of course, on foot and by bicycle. The race starts close to the Cenotaph with the Race HQ around 100 yards away towards the University of Leicester.
The park is easily accessible by foot. You can enter the park from London Road, Victoria Park Road or via the University. The park is located very close to Leicester Railway Station and it is only a 15 minute walk from there to the park via London Road.
For those who wish to drive to the event, there is very limited parking available on Victoria Park Road and London Road.
Victoria Park is also served by local buses and all stop only a short walk from the Race HQ. The buses that travel to Victoria Park are: