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Ipswich 5k Summer Series - Race 2

We are delighted that this popular series will return in 2021, after a Covid-enforced absence of a year.

The series will, once more, run from May through to August, beginning with the first race on Tuesday May 25th. This is the second race in the series, with further dates as follows:

Tuesday July 27th
Tuesday August 24th

Each race in the series features an undulating two lap course in Christchurch Park. Runners of all standards are welcome, from experienced runners looking for a timed midweek run, or maybe a shot at a pb - to those who are new to running or 5k races. We particularly welcome beginners and there will be a medal and finish line goodies for all finishers.

You can enter a single race, or purchase a three or four race season ticket. The series comprises four 5k races. Points scored in your best three races count towards overall Series prizes (first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points).

There will be prizes for race winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female.

The event also features a singe lap 2.5k Fun Run, open to all, including children.

 

  • Nearby Parking (pay and display)

  • Public Toilets Nearby

  • Baggage Drop Off

The Course
The Ipswich Summer Series comprises a two-lap, undulating course using the paths around Christchurch Park. The route will be marked with directional route arrows and marshalled to provide additional assistance.

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 these to be manually processed. 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: Christchurch Park, Ipswich IP4 2BE

Christchurch Park can be accessed from the following roads:
  • Soane Street
  • Westerfield Road
  • Bolton Lane
  • Henley Road
  • Fonnereau Road
  • Park Road
The Westerfield Road entrance is nearest to the Race HQ and start line, which is at Westerfield Gate.

There is nearby on street parking, plus other parking available at Crown Car Park and at a car park off William Street (at the southern end of the park).

For those travelling by public transport, the nearest railway station is Ipswich, which is approximately 1.5 miles away from the Westerfield Road entrance to Christchurch Park. Runners can also use the number 12, 13, 14 or 800 bus service from the railway station to Ipswich Library, which is a 0.5 mile walk away from the race start. 

UKA Licence Number

Applied for

Course record holders

  • 2017 - Benjamin Turley - 17:30
  • 2018 - Marie Shirley - 20:06