Aside from those chasing a personal best time, many were taking to the streets for their first ever organised run or running for a special cause, including over 800 runners who were representing CSF and its two other chosen official race charities: The Nancy Oldfield Trust and Headway Norfolk & Waveney.
Ian Thornton, CSF’s Chief Executive, reflected on the record breaking morning:
“The city came alive yesterday. It’s an incredible spectacle, and it’s humbling to see how the race has so quickly become such an important event in the city’s calendar.
“We couldn’t have done it without our army of 450 volunteers. We are indebted to them, as well as our partners and supporters across the city. It’s a real team effort, but a lot of hard work from a lot of people is always worth it when you see what Run Norwich means to people on race day.”
The Foundation wishes to thank partner organisations The Forum, Norwich BID, Norwich City Council and Norwich City Football Club for their support, as well as sponsors Ashtons Legal, Computer Service Centre, Aston Shaw, Jordan Fitness, Jarrold Intersport, Skoda Robinsons, Global Clinic Norwich, ESP Merchandise, Lovell Homes, plus all of our race supporters.
If you feel your business can add to this incredible support next year, please contact [email protected].