Race day timings

08.00am – Race Village & baggage trailers open

08.40am – Start pens open

09.00am – Final baggage drop off

09.40am – Race start

10.00am – Baggage Trailers reopens

11.10am – Race presentations in the Race Village

Entry cost

£10*: Charity entry

£30: Club entry – UK Athletics affiliated club athletes

£32: General entry – non-affiliated runners

*Entry is £10 if running for official race charity the Community Sports Foundation. Runners must raise a minimum of £100, with the £10 holding fee included in your fundraising total. Charity runners will be given a free t-shirt, along with a number of other fantastic perks.

In addition to the entry fee, an Active Network processing fee of £1, plus the equivalent to 6.49% 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 our official charity

The official race charity is the Community Sports Foundation.

If you choose to run for the Foundation, you’ll be able to enter for £10 under the condition you commit to fundraising £100 for them. As of RN24, all Foundation charity runners will have to pay a £10 holding fee upon signing up (non-refundable). This will be deducted from your fundraising total and noted on race pack collection day. Runners will receive a free special edition charity Run Norwich t-shirt, have access to a VIP area in the Race Village on race day, and more! Please click here to find out about running for charity.

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

Race number collection & race expo

Venue: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Date & times: Friday 6th (9am-6pm) and Saturday 7th (9am-4pm) September, 2024

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 selection of prizes from sponsors and partners.

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 [email protected].

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 £1.90 (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.

Official race charity entrants will not be eligible for this option – packs must be collected from the Foundation team 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.

Edits can only be made up until Thursday 25th July, 2024.

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 Thursday 25th July, 2024. After this time no transfers will be allowed.

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

Top tip: If you don’t have a friend or family to transfer your place to, try posting on the Run Norwich Community Facebook page.

Note: The original registration fee is not refunded until the new participant accepts and completes the transfer process. The ACTIVE Network 6.49% processing fee is not refunded.

Withdrawal policy:

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 Thursday 25th July, 2024. 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: [email protected]. 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 2024, 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 [email protected] 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 Thursday 25th July, 2024. After this time no transfer will be offered.

Official charity withdrawals:

  • This will be managed on a case to case basis. Please contact the official charity here.

Elite entry

  • We hold back a few spaces for elite entry runners who have qualifying 10km times on their Power of 10 profiles in the last two years of sub-32 minutes (male) or sub-36 minutes (female). Please contact us if you meet this criteria and which to purchase an entry into the race.

Before setting off

Please make sure you have the following items with you on race day:

  • Running number and safety pins
  • Baggage label (attached to your running number)if you wish to use the baggage trailers at the Race Village

Should you lose any of these items before race day they can be replaced – please contact us as soon as possible. If you misplace these items on race day itself, please come to the race number desk inside The Forum as soon as you arrive.

Running number

Your running number has a coloured background based on your predicted finish time. This indicates which pen you’ll start the race in (see start/finish map to see location of your starting pen). Pin your number to the front of your t-shirt or running vest using the safety pins provided in your pack.

If you are unable to run, your race number must not be transferred to another runner under any circumstances. Anyone found wearing a number other than their own will be disqualified.

Timing chip

Your timing chip will be affixed to the reverse of your race number.

This chip will automatically record your race time, from the time you cross the start line to the time you pass the finish line.

IMPORTANT:

Please take care not to fold your chip or pierce it with your safety pins when attaching it to your clothing. Please don’t attempt to remove the chip or its foam backing from your race number for any reason as this could damage your chip and affect your finish time.

Arriving at the race

Baggage drop off

We will have baggage trailers to leave your belongings on race day at the Race Village at Chapelfield Gardens.

The baggage areas will be open from 8am to 9am (reopening at 10am for collection) and will be colour coded in accordance with the colour of your race number. Please see the Race Village map to see the location of your baggage area.

Please affix your baggage label firmly to your bag. Afterwards, you must present your race number to reclaim your bag – no race number, no return.

Please be aware that we will store your belongings entirely at your own risk so please do not leave any valuable items in your bag.

Getting to your starting pens

Once you have dropped your baggage off, head towards your starting pen as indicated by the colour on your race number. The pens start on Millennium Plain and continue across to St Peters Street and Bethel Street. Please note your starting pen before arriving at the race so you go in the correct direction.

All starting pens will open at 8.40am.

Should you wish to run with a friend from a different pen, you may do so by dropping down to their pen. However, you MUST NOT join a colour pen ahead of your own.

Remember that your timing device on your race bib will give you an accurate time regardless of which wave you are in. The results will be arranged by this chip time.

The start

The race will start promptly at 9.40am.

After the black pen has started, each colour pen will be set off in 4-minute waves to manage congestion on the race route. Those in the last colour pen, pink, will therefore start the race at roughly 9:56am.

It’s race time!

The route

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

The route will pass 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 will be closed to traffic while the race is in progress.

The course will be clearly marked at every kilometre. Water stations, toilets and first aid areas will be located at various intervals on the route.

First Aid & water stations

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

  • Carrow Road
  • Norwich Cathedral
  • Finish Line

Please ensure you stay well-hydrated throughout your run. A full medical team and pre-race water will also be present at the Race Village.

Headphones

The use of devices with headphones or earbuds is prohibited while racing – however we allow the use of bone conduction devices, as these allow runners to hear instructions from marshals and be aware of surroundings.

Spectators

Run Norwich is an ideal course for spectators. More information will be released nearer the race.

Marshals

Our marshals are in place to ensure the safety of runners and spectators alike, please be patient and follow their instructions.

Finishing the race

Crossing the line

The finish line is located on St Peters Street in front of the iconic City Hall.

Once you have finished, we will direct you along St Giles Street where you’ll pass a water station, collect your Run Norwich 2024 medal, a banana, and a well-deserved souvenir bag (more goodies will be available in the Runner Recharge Zone in the Race Village)

This area is reserved for runners only. Our marshals will direct you along St Giles Street to exit this secure area, where you can then meet your family and friends. Please note that we will be encouraging all runners and spectators away from this area to alleviate any congestion. We recommend arranging to meet your friends and family in the Race Village area.

The Race Village

The Race Village is situated in Chapelfield Gardens and will be the hub of post-race activity for the day. There will be entertainment, food vendors and more…

The area is the best place to meet up with friends and family following the race, as well as getting that all important post-run photo! Please see the Race Village tab to find out more.

Results

Searchable results for the race will be uploaded here as soon as they are ready. This will usually be within a few hours of the race.

Photos

The Epic Action Imagery team will be located at various points on the race route to catch you in action while you complete the course, so make sure you smile for the cameras!

These photos will be available here a few days after the race.

Information is correct as of 2023 – more information to follow…

We recommend getting into the city with lots of time to spare. If possible, we advise runners to walk or cycle into the city centre. Some roads will be closed from 7am due to the event, and there will be parking restrictions in the city centre area.

Park n’ Ride

Extra Park n’ Ride buses, operated by Konectbus, will be in service from the Airport and Thickthorn sites to help transport runners and spectators into the city.

Running every 15/20 minutes from 7am, Airport P&R will operate to/from a temporary bus stop in Duke Street (near Premier Inn) and Thickthorn P&R will operate to/from Norwich Bus Station.

For the full timetable and to book your tickets, visit Konectbus’s website here.

Buses

There will be changes to bus times and routes while the race is on. For full information, please visit the website of the relevant provider:

First Group | Sanders | Konectbus

Car parking

If you wish to park a vehicle in the city centre on raceday, check out our map here.

A number of car parks will be adjusting their opening hours to accommodate the race, including Castle Quarter (6am), Chantry Place (7am) and John Lewis (7.30am).

Note: The Forum car park is closed, as it is reserved for race volunteers.

Taxis

The taxi rank on Gaol Hill will operate as per usual, while the rank usually located in Tombland will be closed between 8am and 12pm.

Road closures and parking restrictions

Some roads will be closed from 7am due to the event, and there will be parking restrictions in the city centre area from Saturday night.

For maps and more information about road closures and parking restrictions, please click here.

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 Run Norwich Race Village is located in Chapelfield Gardens and will be the hub of activity for the day.

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

Here’s what’s going on at the Race Village this year:

Food

Satisfy those post-race hunger cravings with a visit to our food vendors. 

Vendors to be confirmed in due course, watch this space…

Massages

Physio and soft tissue therapy will be provided by a team from Recover Physio, our official physiotherapy partners. The rub-downs are free, but donations are always appreciated.

Runner Recharge Zone

More information to follow…

Baggage areas

Baggage trailers are all located inside the Race Village. They’ll be open from 8am to 9am (reopening at 10am for collection), and will be colour coded in accordance with your race number. 

Official merchandise

Subject to stocks, Run Norwich official t-shirts and vests will be available to purchase as a souvenir of the big day from our merchandise stall situated in The Forum. You can also collect your pre-purchased merchandise here if you missed us at the Expo.

Main prizes will be awarded on the basis of gun time, not chip time – however, official results listings will be ranked by chip time.

Men:

1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100

Women:

1st: £500

2nd: £300

3rd: £100

Sub-category prizes will be awarded on the basis of chip time, not gun time.

Sub-categories for both male & females

Ages 16-39

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 40-44

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 45-49

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 50-54

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 55-59

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 60-64

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 65-69

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 70-74

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

Ages 75+

1st: £75

2nd: £50

 

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

Run Norwich has been issued with a road race licence by UK Athletics, which can be viewed here.

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 20/005 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

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