Important information

This section houses all you need to know about Run Norwich – from entering the race to race day itself.

Please note that information on Run Norwich 2018 (Sunday 5th August) will be populated here as and when we can release it.

Entry cost

FREE*: Charity entry

£23: Affiliated entry – UK affiliated club athletes

£25: General entry – non-affiliated runners

*Entry is free if running for our official race charity, the Community Sports Foundation. Runners must raise a minimum of £100. Limited places.

In addition to the entry fee, an Active Network processing fee of £1, plus the equivalent to 6% of the total transaction (including any merchandise or additional purchases), applies. Active Network are our event registration providers. 

Entrants must be at least 16 years old or over on race day. Entrants that are 16 or 17 years old will need to be entered by a parent or legal guardian.

Our full race rules & terms and conditions can be found here.

Running for charity

This year our official race charity is Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF).

All our free charity spots for those who wish to run for CSF have now sold out.

Please see our Race Rules for full details on running for charity.

You must set up a fundraising page, and commit to raising a minimum of £100.

Race number collection & race expo

Venue: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Date & times: 3rd (9am-6pm) and 4th (9am-4pm) August, 2018

Golden Ticket competition:

If you opt to collect your Race Number at the Race Expo, you will be automatically entered into our Golden Ticket competition. Ten lucky winners that collect their pack from the Race Expo will receive a Golden Ticket in their race-pack – this entitles the runner to a VIP race day experience, worth over £450.

Collecting a race pack for a friend:

If you are picking up the race pack on behalf of a friend, please bring along a signed letter/email authorising you to pick up the pack on their behalf.

If you have concerns about you or a friend/family member being able to pick up your race number, please contact us at

Receiving your race pack via post:

Alternatively, when entering online you may choose to have your pack sent to you via post. There will be a small delivery charge of £1.60 (plus the Active Network transaction fee) and you will receive your race pack two weeks before the race.

Please note: you will not be eligible for the Golden Ticket if you choose this option.

Charity entrants will not be eligible for this option – packs must be collected from the Community Sports Foundation stand at the Expo.

Updating your race details:

If you need to update your personal information (or alter your estimated finish time), create/join a team, or purchase merchandise/postage, you can do so via your ACTIVE My Events portal.  More details here.

Transferring your entry:

Should you wish to transfer your entry, you may transfer your entry to a friend or family member, using ACTIVE Network’s online portal

The transfer cut off date is Friday 15th June 2018. After this time no transfers will be allowed.

Details on how to do so, can be found here.

Note: The original registration fee is not refunded until the new participant accepts and completes the transfer process. The ACTIVE Network 6% processing fee is not refunded.

Withdrawal policy:

If your entry is accepted, your entry fee is not refundable.

All requests to withdraw an entry must be made prior to the event. No withdrawals will be made retrospectively.

The following procedures must be adopted when requesting a withdrawal:

Medical reasoning:

  • Your entry fee is not refundable unless supported by a doctor’s note. This will only be approved if requested before 15th June 2018. After this time no refund will be offered.
  • If this is the case, please send a doctor’s note and covering letter stating that you would like to be withdrawn from the event to: Please clearly state your name, date of birth, email address and postcode.
  • Please note: we are unable to refund ACTIVE Network processing fees.

General withdrawal:

  • If you would like to withdraw from Run Norwich 2018, simply email Run Norwich within 14 days of entry purchase and we’ll refund the full cost of the entry minus the ACTIVE Network administration fees. After this time no refund will be offered.
  • Please email with your request. The date of your email will represent the date you are requesting your withdrawal.
  • No general withdrawal will be permitted after 14 days of your entry purchase. You will however have the opportunity to transfer your entry to another runner through the ACTIVE Network portal up until the 15th June 2018. After this time no transfer will be offered.

Charity withdrawal:

  • This will be managed on a case to case basis.

Please email for further information


Race day timings

8.00am – Race Village & baggage trailers open

09.00am – Start pens open

09.30am – Race start

12.00pm – Race presentations in the Race Village. Baggage trailers close

Information on race day (Sunday 5th August, 2018) will be released in due course.


We recommend getting into the city on race day with lots of time to spare. Many roads will be closed from 7am due to the event, and there will be parking restrictions in the city centre area.

On previous race days, Norwich Park n’ Ride have ran a special race morning service (running from 7am), while bus routes and taxi rank locations are temporarily moved.

An array of city centre car parks open early to accommodate for runners and spectators.

Details of travel and transport for 2018 will be revealed in due course.

Run Norwich takes place in the heart of Norwich’s historic city centre.

The route passes some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Norwich Castle, The Forum, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich City FC’s Carrow Road and many more.

All race roads are closed to traffic while the race is in progress.

Click here to see the race route map.

First aid & water stations

There are three First Aid points and water stations on the route:

Carrow Road – 3.5 km

Norwich Cathedral – 7.5km

Finish Line – 10km

A full medical team is also based at the Race Village at Chapelfield Gardens post-race.

The Race Village is situated in Chapelfield Gardens and is the hub of race activity for the day.

This is the perfect area to meet up with friends and family following the race, as well as getting that all important post-run photo!

Details about the 2018 Race Village will be revealed in due course, but here is a small flavour of the activities and events of previous years:

  • Food & refreshments
  • Free beer, courtesy of Adnams
  • Entertainment
  • Massages
  • Kids’ Zone
  • Official merchandise
  • Vendors & stalls


Main prizes will be awarded on the basis of gun time, not chip time, as Run Norwich is a race, not a time trial.

Please note, however, that the official results listings will be ranked by chip time.


1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100


1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100


Sub-categories for both male & females

Sub-category prizes will be awarded on the basis of chip times.

Ages 16-39

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 40-44

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 45-49

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 50-54

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 55-59

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 60-64

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 65-69

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher


Ages 70+

1st: £75

2nd: £50 voucher

Sub-category winners will receive their prize money following the event.

Run Norwich has been issued with a road race licence by UK Athletics. The number for the 2017 race is 2017-28311. Click here to view the licence.

Our 10-kilometre course has been accurately measured by a Certified Measurer using IAAF procedures approved for use in the UK. Our course number is 16/302 and you can click here to view our certificate of course accuracy.

Run Norwich has been designated as a Gold Grade race by the British Association of Road Races (BARR). Please click here to view our Gold Grade certificate.

"I've lost eight stone in the past year. Run Norwich is the latest step on my adventure to living a long, happy, active life."

James Bishop

Runner, #RN16 & #RN17


Link to Norse GroupLink to Norwich Business Improvement DistrictLink to Aston ShawLink to Ashtons LegalLink to Computer Service CentreLink to ESP MerchandiseLink to Robinsons SkodaLink to Global Clinic NorwichLink to Pilch IntersportLink to Jordan Fitness