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 week

Entry week

Entry week details for Run Norwich 2018 will be released in due course. As per previous years, entrants will be able to enter either as a official race charity entrant or as a general entrant.

In the meantime, register your interest for the race here and we’ll contact you when details are revealed.

Information below for 2017 event; 2018 details released in due course.

Entry cost

FREE*: Charity entry

£23: Affiliated entry – UK affiliated club athletes

£25: General entry – non-affiliated runners

*Entry is free if running for an official race charity. Runners must raise a minimum of £100. Limited places.

An Active Network (our event registration providers) processing fee of 6% applies to the overall transaction.

Terms & conditions apply.

Running for charity

Each year we choose a local cause/causes to be our official race charity/charities.

You may choose to enter the race for free with these official charity places, however you must set up a fundraising page, and commit to raising a minimum of £100.

Places are limited, and terms and conditions apply. Please see our Race Rules for full details.

Please see the charity section for more details.

Race number collection & race expo

Venue: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Date: 3rd and 4th August, 2018

Time: tbc


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.

More details to follow closer to the Expo event.

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, you may choose to have your pack sent to you via post. There will be a small delivery charge (plus an Active Network transaction fee) and you will receive your race pack in plenty of time before the race.

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

Race day timings

8.00am – Race Village & baggage trailers open

09.00am – Start pens opened

09.30am – Race start

11.30am – Race presentations

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


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