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Ipswich 5k Summer Series - Race 2 - Postponed

Due to Covid-19 the event has been postponed, we will be in touch with all entrants in due course

The ever popular Ipswich 5k Summer Series returns in 2020. This is the second race in the series which features an undulating two lap course in Christchurch Park. Runners of all standards are welcome, including beginners, and there will be a medal and finish line goodies for all finishers.

You can enter a single race, or purchase a three race 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 2020 Dates and information can be viewed below
Race One - 26th May 2020 - 7.30 pm
Race Two -  30th June 2020 - 7.30 pm
Race Three - 28th July 2020 - 7.30 pm
Race Four - 25th August 2020 - 7.00 pm
  • 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