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Run Anglia: 2018 event calendar for races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 10:27 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:57 27 February 2018

There's a race somewhere for everyone across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex during 2018. Picture: Archant

There's a race somewhere for everyone across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex during 2018. Picture: Archant

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Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

February

Race: Great Bentley Half Marathon

When: Sunday, February 4

Organising club: Great Bentley Running Club

Race HQ: Great Bentley Village Hall, CO7 8LW

Distance: Half marathon

Places: Sold out

Description: Fast, flat course with PB potential.

Race: Valentine’s 10k

When: Sunday, February 18

Organising club: Norfolk Gazelles

Race HQ: Sports Hall and Conference Centre, Easton College, Bawburgh Road, NR9 5GA

Distance: 10K

Places: Sold out

Description: Part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness Grand Prix series. Starts from Easton Showground and the course follows an undulating loop around the villages of Colton and Marlingford on country lanes.

Race: St Luke’s Hospice Dunton Test Track 10 mile

When: Sunday, February 18

Organising club: Independent – St Luke’s Hospice

Race HQ: Ford Motor Company, Dunton, SS15 6EE

Distance: 10 miles

Places: £17.50 pre-registered, £20 on the day

Description: Course set around the Ford Motor Company site – a 2 and a half lap route and gives all runners a view of the Ford site.

Race: Tarpley 10/20

Organising club: Saint Edmund Pacers

When: Sunday, February 25 (20 mile start: 10.30am/10 mile start: 11.30am)

Race HQ: Thurston Community College, IP30 9AQ

Distance: 10 miles or 20 miles

Places: Sold out

Description: Run over 10 or 20 miles, with the latter fitting in perfectly as a training run for those planning a spring marathon. Course passes through countryside and gently undulating country lanes.

Race: St Peters Way Ultra

When: Sunday, February 25

Organising club: Independent - Challenge Running

Race HQ: The Pleasance, High Street, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9AB

Distance: 45 miles

Places: £50 attached, £52 unattached

Description: The St Peter’s Way is a 45 mile footpath meandering through the countryside of Essex, from Chipping Ongar to the ancient chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall at Bradwell on Sea.

Race: Roding Valley Half Marathon

When: Sunday, February 25

Organising club: Woodford Green AC

Race HQ: Ashton Playing Fields, Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8AA

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £21 attached, £23 unattached

Description: Popular event many use as training event in run up to London Marathon.

March

Race: Inter-Counties 20m

When: Sunday, March 4

Organising club: Southend Athletic Club

Race HQ: King Edmund School, Rochford, SS4 1TL

Distance: 20 miles

Places: Sold out

Description: Race one in the Essex Road Race Grand Prix. Three-lap spectator friendly course around Rochford.

Race: Broadland Half Marathon

When: Sunday, March 4

Organising club: Norwich Road Runners

Race HQ: South Walsham Village Hall, NR13 6DZ

Distance: Half marathon

Places: Sold out

Description: 13.1miles around the rural Norfolk countryside.

Race: Colchester Stampede 10K

When: Sunday, March 4

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Colchester Zoo, CO3 0SL

Distance: 10K

Places: £28 (includes free entry to the zoo)

Description: Event runs through Colchester Zoo, then out onto the closed roads for the 10k course before finishing back inside the zoo.

Race: Braintree Track Marathon

When: Sunday, March 4

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Braintree Leisure Centre, CM7 1FF

Distance: Marathon

Places: £28 attached, £30 unattached

Description: 105 times around standard 400m running track.

Race: Essex 20

When: Sunday, March 4

Organising club: Essex Athletics

Race HQ: King Edmund School, Rochford, Essex

Distance: 20 miles

Places: £15

Description: A three-lap course around the rural country lanes around Rochford.

Race: Southend Pier Marathon

When: Sunday, March 11

Organising club: Independent – Sussex Trail Events

Race HQ: Southend Pier, SS1 2EL

Distance: Marathon

Places: Sold out

Description: Just under 20 laps of Southend pier.

Race: Mad March Hare 10K

When: Sunday, March 18

Organising club: Coltishall Jaguars

Race HQ: RAF Coltishall, NR10 5JR

Distance: 10K

Places: £13 attached, £15 unattached. £2 extra on the day

Description: Fast and flat around RAF Coltishall – targeted by many for a personal best.

Race: Stowmarket Half Marathon

When: Sunday, March 18

Organising club: Stowmarket Striders RC

Race HQ: Tomlinson Groundcare, Hall Orchard, IP14 3DL

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £16 attached, £18 unattached

Description: The route takes in some of Suffolk’s quietest rural country roads through undulating scenic countryside.

Race: Colchester 15m

When: Sunday, March 18

Organising club: Colchester Harriers

Race HQ: Langham Community Centre, CO4 5PA

Distance: 15 miles

Places: £15 attached, £17

Description: 15-mile two lap road race around the quiet countryside of Essex around the villages of Langham and Boxted.

Race: Brentwood Half Marathon

When: Sunday, March 18

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Becket Keys School, Sawyers Hall Lane, CM15 9DA

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £28 attached, £30 unattached

Description: 13.1 miles around Essex town.

Race: Comic Hero Run

When: Sunday, March 18

Organising club: Independent – St Helena Hospice

Race HQ: Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UG

Distance: 5K/10K

Places: £15 5K, £20 10K

Description: Fancy dress run to raise money for St Helena Hospice.

Race: Wymondham 20m

When: Sunday, March 25

Organising club: Wymondham AC

Race HQ: Abbey Hall, 14 Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH

Distance: 20 miles

Places: £16 attached, £18 unattached.

Description: Ideal preparation for anyone training for a spring marathon. Two-lap route around the quiet, rural roads of Wymondham. No cut-off time.

Race: Colchester Half Marathon

When: Sunday, March 25

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Colchester United FC, Weston Community Homes Stadium, CO4 5UP

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £25 attached, £27 unattached

Description: Runners are taken along Colchester High Street, past the town hall and castle, before turning north and passing through Langham and Boxted.

Race: Run Essex Hadleigh Park Trail 10k & Half Marathon

When: Sunday, March 25

Organising club: Independent – Run Nation

Race HQ: Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2PP

Distance: 10K and half marathon

Places: 10K £26 attached, £28 unattached; Half marathon £27 attached, £29 unattached

Description: Multi-terrain trail race.

Race: Sudbury Fun Run

When: Friday, March 30

Organising club: Sudbury Joggers

Race HQ: Belle Vue Park, Newton Road, CO10 2RG

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £12 attached, £14 unattached

Description: Route sees runners start from Station Road and then head out towards Great Cornard, past Cornard United Football Club and then back towards Sudbury.

Race: The Nelson Knee-Knobbler – Race 1

When: Saturday, March 31

Organising club: Team Dunerunner

Race HQ: Caister Lifeboat Station, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ

Distance: 5k or 10K

Places: 5K - £14.50; 10K – £18.50

Description: Race one of three-event series – the race starts and finishes right outside the Lifeboat Station. You’ll run along the beach, weaving in amongst the dunes.

April

Race: Thetford 5K Easter Bunny Run

When: Sunday, April 1

Organising club: Independent - Run Breckland

Race HQ: The Guildhall, Thetford, IP24 2DT

Distance: 5K

Places: £7.50

Description: A 5K Run in and around Thetford from the Guildhall in the Market Place, taking in some of its historical buildings and monuments. Easter themed fancy dress very much encouraged (prizes for the best).

Race: Festival of Running

When: Sunday, April 8

Organising club: Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Race HQ: Bungay & District Sports Association, Maltings Meadow, Ditchingham, NR35 2RU

Distance: Marathon/half marathon/10K

Places: Marathon £36/£38, Half marathon £30/£32, 10K £15/£17

Description: The marathon course is 2 laps of a 13.1 mile loop through the scenic Waveney Valley of Suffolk and Norfolk. The half marathon course is one lap of the same loop. The 10km course shares parts of the same loop.

Race: Harwich Runners Bromley 10K

When: Sunday, April 8

Organising club: Harwich Runners

Race HQ: Little Bromley Church, Barlon Road, CO11 2PP

Distance: 10K

Places: £8 attached, £10 unattached

Description: Comprises a single anti-clockwise lap of a road course through the Essex countryside.

Race: City of Norwich Half Marathon

When: Sunday, April 15

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Norfolk Showground, NR5 0TP

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £24 attached, £26 unattached

Description: Starts and finishes at the Norfolk Showground and follows a rural single lap route through the parishes of Easton, Honingham, Colton, Barnham Broom, Marlingford and close to Easton College.

Race: Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series

When: Thursday, April 19

Organising club: Tiptree Road Runners

Race HQ: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Distance: 5K

Places: £2.50

Description: First of five-race series. Fast flat 5k route around the park at Maldon Prom.

Race: Breckland Forest Marathon and Half Marathon

When: Sunday, April 22

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, IP24 2PU

Distance: Marathon/half marathon

Places: £25 marathon, £20 half marathon

Description: An off-road marathon from Thetford to Brandon and back, taking in Breckland’s unique landscape and the Little Ouse river.

Race: Great Yarmouth Promenade 5 miles series (race one)

When: Wednesday, April 25 (7.15pm)

Organising club: Great Yarmouth Road Runners

Race HQ: Marina Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2ER

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £13.60 attached, £15.60 unattached

Description: Fast, flat course along the seafront over two laps of the promenade.

Race: Frinton & Walton Half Marathon

When: Sunday, April 29

Organising club: Independent – Frinton Rotary

Race HQ: Frinton Cricket Club, Frinton, CO13 9EU

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £15

Description: Half Marathon taking in the tree lined avenues in Frinton and along the coast.

Race: Rayleigh 10K Cross Country

When: Sunday, April 29

Organising club: Independent - Rotary Club of Rayleigh

Race HQ: Belchamps Scout Activity Centre, SS5 4JD

Distance: 10K

Places: £12 attached, £14 unattached

Description: Course follows a circular route through Hockley Woods, Grove Woods and Gusted Hall Woods, using pathways and bridleways.

May

Race: Newmarket Heath Race

When: Thursday, May 3

Organising club: Newmarket Joggers

Race HQ: Newmarket Heath, Bury Road (near BP Garage)

Distance: 6K

Places: £10 attached, £12 unattached.

Description: Friendly but challenging off road race on the historic Newmarket Heath.

Race: Grand East Anglia Run

When: Sunday, May 6

Organising club: Independent – Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All

Race HQ: Tuesday Market Place, PE30 1JJ

Distance: 10K

Places: £23.40, attached,£25.40 unattached

Description: Scenic route, taking in King’s Lynn town centre, the River Ouse pathway, The Walks as well as several historic buildings.

Race: Alton Water Run

When: Sunday, May 6

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Alton Water Sports Centre, IP9 2RY

Distance: 5K/10K

Places: £14 5K, £20 10K

Description: Both routes through woodlands and fields.

Race: High Easter 10K

When: Sunday, May 6

Organising club:

Race HQ: High Easter Village Hall, CM1 4QS

Distance: 10K

Places: £15 attached, £17 unattached

Description: Scenic race through the village of High Easter.

Race: Breckland 10K

When: Monday, May 7

Organising club: Thetford Athletic Club

Race HQ: Croxton Village Hall, The Street, Croxton, Thetford, IP24 1LN

Distance: 10K

Places: £14 attached, £16 unattached

Description: One-lap countryside, flat course. Ideal for PB hunters.

Race: Ashdon 10K

When: Monday, May 7

Organising club: Independent – Ashdon Primary School

Race HQ: Ashdon School, CB10 2HB

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Undulating route on road, trail and paths.

Race: May Day 10

When: Monday, May 7

Organising club: Witham Running Club

Race HQ: Witham Rugby Club, Spa Road, Witham, CM8 1UN

Distance: 10 miles

Places: £14 attached, £16 unattached

Description: Fast, undulating rural course.

Race: Great Yarmouth 5 mile series (race two)

When: Wednesday, May 9

Organising club: Great Yarmouth Road Runners

Race HQ: Marina Centre, NR30 2ER

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £13.60 attached, £15.60 unattached

Description: Fast, flat course along the seafront over two laps of the promenade.

Race: Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series

When: Thursday, May 10

Organising club: Tiptree Road Runners

Race HQ: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Distance: 5K

Places: £2.50

Description: Second of five-race series. Fast flat 5k route around the park at Maldon Prom.

Race: Hylands House 10K

When: Saturday, May 12

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Hylands House and Estate, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

Distance: 10K

Places: £15

Description: Mixture of cross country and paved paths over an undulating landscape. Race one of five in the Essex Cross Country series.

Race: Dereham 10 mile race

When: Sunday, May 13

Organising club: Dereham Runners

Race HQ: Neatherd High School, Dereham, NR20 3AX

Distance: 10 miles

Places: £15.90 attached, £17.90 unattached

Description: Starts in Dereham and then heads out into the countryside along quiet roads. Part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness Grand Prix series.

Race: Halstead & Essex Marathon

When: Sunday, May 13

Organising club: Halstead Road Runners

Race HQ: Halstead Leisure Centre, CO9 2HR

Distance: Marathon

Places: £34 attached, £36 unattached

Description: Road race around North Essex with all bar a 400m stretch in the last mile based on the road.

Race: Rochford 10K

When: Sunday, May 13

Organising club: Rochford Running Club

Race HQ: Ashingdon Primary Academy, Fambridge Road, SS4 3LN

Distance: 10K

Places: £15 attached, £17 unattached

Description: 10k race multi terrain – half on road and half off road.

Race: Colchester 10K

When: Sunday, May 13

Organising club: Independent – The Rotary Club of Colchester Trinity

Race HQ: Arena Leisure Centre, CO2 7SZ

Distance: 10K

Places: £15 attached, £17 unattached

Description: Start and ends at Abbey Fields, finishing on the Garrison running track.

Race: Great Baddow 10m

When: Sunday, May 13

Organising club: Independent – Rotary Club of Chelmsford Mildmay

Race HQ: Great Baddow Recreation Ground, CM2 9RL

Distance: 10 miles

Places: £14

Description: Run over an undulating course through urban Great Baddow, Galleywood and rural West Hanningfield.

Race: Wroxham 5k series (race one)

When: Wednesday, May 16 (7.15pm)

Organising club: Norwich Road Runners

Race HQ: Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QN

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness Grand Prix series. Fast, if slightly undulating, race through Wroxham.

Race: Chase the Train

When: Sunday, May 20

Organising club: North Norfolk Beach Runners

Race HQ: Aylsham Station, NR12 8UU

Distance: 8.9 miles

Places: Sold out

Description: Chase the train from Aylsham to Wroxham. The route follows the footpath next to Bure Valley Railway.

Race: Woodbridge 10K

When: Sunday, May 20

Organising club: Woodbridge Shufflers Running Club

Race HQ: Woodbridge School, IG8 7DQ

Distance: 10K

Places: £17 attached, £20 unattached

Description: The race follows an undulating course through the streets of Woodbridge.

Race: Boxted 10K

When: Sunday, May 20

Organising club: The Boxted Runners

Race HQ: Boxted St Peters School, Boxted, CO4 5YN

Distance: 10K

Places: £12 attached, £14 unattached

Description: Multi terrain race that takes you through the Essex Way and through Boxted.

Race: Braintree 5

When: Sunday, May 20

Organising club: Braintree & District AC

Race HQ: Chelmsford racecourse, CM3 1QP

Distance: 5 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: A 5 mile road race for all abilities.

Race: Great Yarmouth 5 mile series (race three)

When: Wednesday, May 23

Organising club: Great Yarmouth Road Runners

Race HQ: Marina Centre, NR30 2ER

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £13.60 attached, £15.60 unattached

Description: Fast, flat course along the seafront over two laps of the promenade.

Race: Sudbury Friday 5

When: Friday, May 25

Organising club: Sudbury Joggers

Race HQ: Belle Vue Park, Newton Road, Sudbury

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £14

Description: Part of a six-race series held on Friday evenings between May and July across Suffolk and Essex.

Race: Burnham on Crouch 10K

When: Sunday, May 27

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Burnham-on-Crouch, Millfields, CM0 8HS

Distance: 10K

Places: £14 attached, £16 unattached

Description: A 10km race around Burnham on Crouch – all abilities welcome.

Race: Hatfield Broad Oak 10K

When: Monday, May 28

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: The Village Green, CM22 7HE

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: A 10K loop of the medieval village of Hatfield Broad Oak.

Race: Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series

When: Thursday, May 31

Organising club: Tiptree Road Runners

Race HQ: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Distance: 5K

Places: £2.50

Description: Third of five-race series. Fast flat 5k route around the park at Maldon Prom.

June

Race: Kirton 5 Mile

When: Friday, June 1

Organising club: Felixstowe Road Runners

Race HQ: Kirton Recreation Ground, Back Road, Kirton, IP10 0NN

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £12 attached, £14 unattached

Description: Mostly on minor country roads but start and finish are on a sports field and there is one section 0.8 miles long of quite uneven footpath which can be muddy in places.

Race: Harwich Runners 24 hour

When: Saturday, June 2

Organising club: Harwich Runners

Race HQ: Park Farm, Park Road, Great Bromley

Distance: NA

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: 5-mile off-road course – how far can you go in 24 hours?

Race: Stour Valley Marathon

When: Sunday, June 3

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Nayland Village Hall, Nayland, CO6 4JH

Distance: Marathon

Places: £25

Description: Circular route using both sides of the River Stour between Bures and Stratford St Mary.

Race: Bungay 10K

When: Wednesday, June 6

Organising club: Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Race HQ: Bungay Area Running Centre, Pernhow Street, Ditchingham, Bungay, NR35 1DS.

Distance: 10K

Places: Entries can be made by emailing summerseries@bungayblackdogrunningclub.co.uk

Description: First of a three-race series over the summer round town of Bungay.

Race: Framlingham Friday 5

When: Friday, June 8

Organising club: Framlingham Flyers

Race HQ: The Sports Club, Badingham Road, Framlingham, IP13 9HS

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £14

Description: Part of a six-race series held on Friday evenings between May and July across Suffolk and Essex.

Race: Danbury Woods 10K

When: Saturday, June 9

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Danbury Country Park, CM3 4AT

Distance: 10K

Places: £13 attached, £15 unattached

Description: Second race of the Essex Cross Country series.

Race: Mike Groves 10K

When: Sunday, June 10

Organising club: Coltishall Jaguars

Race HQ: RAF Coltishall

Distance: 10K

Places: Attached £13, Unattached £15

Description: Run in memory of Alan Groves, a talented runner killed in a road traffic accident. It’s the second race in the 2018 Jaguars 10K series – fast and flat around RAF Coltishall.

Race: Southend Half Marathon

When: Sunday, June 10

Organising club: Independent – Havens Hospices

Race HQ: East Beach, Shoeburyness, SS3 9SE

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £21 attached, £23 unattached

Description: Seafront course that’s fast, flat and traffic free.

Race: Hatfield Forest Hoohaah 10K

When: Sunday, June 10

Organising club: Independent – Hoohaah series

Race HQ: Hatfield Forest, CM22 6NE

Distance: 10K

Places: £19

Description: The route will include stretches of footpaths, woodland and meadows.

Race: Stansted 10K

When: Sunday, June 10

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Bentfield Green, Stansted, CM24 8HY

Distance: 10K

Places: £12

Description: Race that raises money for St Clare Hospice.

Race: Wroxham 5k series (race two)

When: Wednesday, June 13 (7.15pm)

Organising club: Norwich Road Runners

Race HQ: Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QN

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness Grand Prix series. Fast, if slightly undulating, race through Wroxham.

Race: Suffolk Trail Running Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 16/17

Organising club: Independent - Suffolk Trailfest

Race HQ: Park Farm, Shimpling, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 4HY

Distance: 3K, 10K, 12-hour, 24-hour

Places: 3K fun run - £6; 10k – £18; 12-hour – £50; 24-hour – £60 solo entry (other options available - see website)

Description: The Suffolk Trail Festival (TrailFest) is a unique opportunity to enjoy running in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. 12 & 24hr endurance races are the first of their kind here in Suffolk, you can enter the races as a solo runner, as a pair or as a team (24hr only) of up to 8 runners and the aim is to complete as many laps of our 5 mile course as possible in the 12 or 24 hour time limit. Camping available.

Race: Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series

When: Thursday, June 21

Organising club: Tiptree Road Runners

Race HQ: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Distance: 5K

Places: £2.50

Description: Fourth of five-race series. Fast flat 5k route around the park at Maldon Prom.

Race: Bury Friday 5

When: Friday, June 22

Organising club: Bury St Edmund Pacers

Race HQ: Nowton Park, IP29 5BD

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £14

Description: Part of a six-race series held on Friday evenings between May and July across Suffolk and Essex.

Race: HARP 24-Hour Relay Challenge

When: Saturday, June 23

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Westcliff Rugby Club, SS2 6UN

Distance: NA

Places: £42.75

Description: Four-mile loops of the South Essex countryside – how many can you run in 24 hours?

Race: Fenland Runner Monster Midnight Marathon/Monster Ambit 12/Monster Ambit 24

When: Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24

Organising club: Independent – Monster Racing

Race HQ: High Lodge, IP27 0AF

Distance: Marathon/how many 11km loops can you do in 12/24 hours

Places: Midnight marathon – £35 attached, £37 unattached; Ambit 12 – individual £45, £85 pairs, £170 quads; Ambit 24 – individual £85, pairs £135, quads £270, octos £400 (plus 2£2 if unattached)

Description: The course is an 11km route through Thetford Forest. Marathoners start at 8pm on Saturday and complete four laps. 12 and 24-hour challenge starts at 12 noon on Saturday the challenge is to see how many loops you can run.

Race: Humpty Dumpty 10K

When: Sunday, June 24

Organising club: Great Yarmouth & District Athletic Club

Race HQ: Freethorpe Village Hall, NR13 3NZ

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: A circular route through quiet country roads – part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness series.

Race: Henham 10K Fun Run

When: Sunday, June 24

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Henham & Ugley School, School Lane, Henham, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM22 6BP

Distance: 10K

Places: £12

Description: The 10K country route is predominantly tracks and footpaths with approx. 3K on road. The terrain is gentle with most inclines steady.

Race: Mersea Island Round the Island Race

When: Sunday, June 24

Organising club: Independent – Mersea Islands Lions Club

Race HQ: Willoughby Avenue/The Esplanade Car Park, West Mersea , CO5 8BH

Distance: 13 miles (approx)

Places: £15, £20 on the day

Description: The course runs completely round the Island in a clockwise direction.

Race: Horndon on the Hill 10K

When: Sunday, June 24

Organising club: Thurrock Harriers

Race HQ: Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS17 8LQ

Distance: 10K

Places: £15 attached, £17 unattached

Description: The 10k road race takes place during the annual ‘Feast and Fayre’ in the historic village of Horndon-on-the-Hill.

Race: Bungay 10K

When: Wednesday, June 27

Organising club: Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Race HQ: Bungay Area Running Centre, Pernhow Street, Ditchingham, Bungay, NR35 1DS

Distance: 10K

Places: Entries can be made by emailing summerseries@bungayblackdogrunningclub.co.uk

Description: Second of a three-race series over the summer round town of Bungay.

Race: Stowmarket Friday 5

When: Friday, June 29

Organising club: Stowmarket Striders

Race HQ: TBC

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £14

Description: Part of a six-race series held on Friday evenings between May and July across Suffolk and Essex.

Race: Colour 5Km

When: Saturday, June 30

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Ardleigh Showground, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7QR

Distance: 5K

Places: £22

Description: Every kilometre there is a colour zone.

July

Race: Harling 10K

When: Sunday, July 1

Organising club: East Harling Sports & Social Club

Race HQ: East Harling Sports & Social Club, NR16 2NB

Distance: 10K

Places: £14 attached, £16 unattached

Description: Run through the flat roads from East Harling to Bridgham. Part of the Sportlink Running & Fitness Grand Prix series.

Race: Marcus Gynn Newmarket 10K

When: Sunday, July 1

Organising club: Newmarket Joggers

Race HQ: The Ellesmere Centre, CB8 9TS

Distance: 10K

Places: £14 attached, £16 unattached

Description: Run in memory of Newmarket Jogger Marcus Gynn, who died in February 2016. Beautiful undulating scenic route; ideal for both novice and experienced runners.

Race: Wroxham 5k series (race three)

When: Wednesday, July 4 (7.15pm)

Organising club: Norwich Road Runners

Race HQ: Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, NR12 8QN

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness Grand Prix series. Fast, if slightly undulating, race through Wroxham.

Race: Great Bentley Friday 5

When: Friday, July 6

Organising club: Great Bentley Running Club

Race HQ: Great Bentley Village Hall, CO7 8LW

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £14

Description: Part of a six-race series held on Friday evenings between May and July across Suffolk and Essex.

Race: Lord Mayor’s 5K City Centre Classic

When: Saturday, July 7

Organising club: City of Norwich Athletic Club

Race HQ: Norwich Study Centre, Tombland

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration opens on February 1

Description: Run over two laps of a traffic-free city centre course preceding the Lord Mayor’s Procession. Limited to competitors who are capable of completing 5K course in under 20 minutes.

Race: Marsh Farm 10K

When: Sunday, July 8

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Marsh Farm, CM3 5WP

Distance: 10K

Places: £13 attached, £15 unattached

Description: The run takes place on a mixture of open farmland track and the river wall.

Race: Felsted 10K

When: Sunday, July 8

Organising club: Grange Farm Dunmow Runners

Race HQ: Felsted School, Dunmow, CM6 3LL

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Fast, flat course through pleasant countryside on quiet lanes.

Race: Maldon 5K Summer Handicap Series

When: Thursday, July 12

Organising club: Tiptree Road Runners

Race HQ: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

Distance: 5K

Places: £2.50

Description: Fifth of five-race series. Fast flat 5k route around the park at Maldon Prom.

Race: Ekiden Relays

When: Sunday, July 15

Organising club: Ipswich Jaffa

Race HQ: Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge

Distance: Ekiden Relay. Legs: 1 x 7.2km, 3 x 5km and 2 x 10km

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: 26.2 mile race run by teams of six around the grounds of Woodbridge School.

Race: Bungay 10K

When: Wednesday, July 18

Organising club: Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Race HQ: Bungay Area Running Centre, Pernhow Street, Ditchingham Bungay, NR35 1DS

Distance: 10K

Places: Entries can be made by emailing summerseries@bungayblackdogrunningclub.co.uk

Description: Third of a three-race series over the summer round town of Bungay.

Race: The Nelson Knee-Knobbler – Race 2

When: Sunday, July 22

Organising club: Team Dunerunner

Race HQ: Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, UK, NR29 4AW

Distance: 5K/11K

Places: 5K - £14.50; 11K – £18.50

Description: Taking place in the beautiful setting of Winterton-on-Sea, the event starts and finishes on the Winterton Playing Field just on the outskirts of the village. You’ll run along remote, open pathways, past the local seals, inches from the water.

Race: Kirste 5 Memorial Race

When: Sunday, July 22

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Grove Wood School, SS6 8UA

Distance: 5 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: A 5 mile route heading to Hockley Woods, returning through Cherry Orchard Jubilee Park, New England Wood, & Grove Wood. Run in memory of Kirste Woods to raise money for charity.

Race: Worstead 5m

When: Friday, July 27 (7pm)

Organising club: North Norfolk Beach Runners

Race HQ: Queen Elizabeth Hall, NR28 9RH

Distance: 5 miles

Places: Yet to open

Description: Five-mile race on undulating roads to kick off the Worstead Festival. Suitable for novice and experienced runners.

August

Race: Ipswich Twilight 10K

When: Friday, August 3

Organising club: Ipswich Jaffa

Race HQ: University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ

Distance: 10K

Places: £18 attached, £20 unattached

Description: Mass participation event around the town with the aim to beat the sunset.

Race: Run Norwich 10K

When: Sunday, August 5

Organising club: Community Sports Foundation

Race HQ: The Forum, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Distance: 10K

Places: £23 attached; £25 unattached

Description: Run through Norwich City centre passing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Norwich Castle, The Forum, Noriwch Cathedral and Norwich City Football Club.

Race: Coltishall 5K

When: Wednesday, August 8

Organising club: Coltishall Jaguars

Race HQ: TBC

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: No information

Race: Hadleigh Castle 10K

When: Saturday, August 11

Organising club: Independent – cross country series

Race HQ: Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Benfleet, SS7 2PP

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Race four of the Essex Cross Country series.

Race: Aliens V’s Trail Runners Marathon/Half

When: Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12

Organising club: Independent – topdayevents.com

Race HQ: Rendlesham Forest

Distance: Half marathon/full marathon

Places: See topdayevents.com for details

Description: Four races in the surroundings of Rendlesham Forest. All races are based around a 6.7m loop. First two races start at 8pm on Saturday night and the other two races start at 10am on Sunday.

Race: Great Yarmouth Half Marathon

When: Sunday, August 12

Organising club: Great Yarmouth Road Runners

Race HQ: Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, NR31 7JJ

Distance: Half marathon

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Route goes through the undulating lanes to the south of Great Yarmouth and through the grounds of Somerleyton Hall.

Race: Dereham 5K

When: Sunday, August 19

Organising club: Dereham Runners

Race HQ: Parkwood Leisure Centre, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Set to be renamed ‘The Great War Centenary Dereham 5K’. Likely to incorporate two laps of the town centre and part of the Sportlink Running and Fitness Grand Prix Series.

Race: Clacton Half Marathon/10K

When: Sunday, August 19

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Gainsford Avenue Sports Ground, Fourth Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 5BL

Distance: Half marathon/10K

Places: Half marathon £16 attached, £18 unattached; 10k £14 attached, £16 unattached

Description: Part of the Clacton Carnival – half Marathon is a flat out and back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

September

Race: Wissey Half Marathon

When: Sunday, September 2

Organising club: Ryston Runners

Race HQ: Oxborough Village Hall

Distance: Half marathon

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Fast, flat half marathon run in early September round the Norfolk countryside starting and finishing in the village of Oxborough.

Race: Framlingham 10K

When: Sunday, September 2

Organising club: Framlingham Flyers Running Club

Race HQ: Framlingham Sports Club, Baddingham Road, IP13 9HS

Distance: 10K

Places: £10 attached, £12 unattached

Description: 10k road race and Childrens fun 1 mile fun run Part of the SCAA Grand Prix Series of road races.

Race: Weald Park 10K

When: Saturday, September 8

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Weald Country Park, South Weald, Brentwood, CM14 5QS

Distance: 10K

Places: £12 attached, £14 unattached

Description: Challenging traffic free course runs over a mixture of cross country and woodland paths.

Race: Langham 10K

When: Sunday, September 9

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Langham Community Centre, CO4 5PA

Distance: 10k/5K

Places: 10K - £12 attached, £14 unattached. 5K – £6, £8 unattached

Description: Regarded as a fast, flat route – ideal for those looking for a PB.

Race: Round Norfolk Relay

When: Saturday, September 15 to Sunday, September 16

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Lynnsport, King’s Lynn, PE30 2NB

Distance: 197-mile relay race

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: 197 miles broken up into 17 different stages circumnavigating the Norfolk border. Each club or team runner takes on a different stages of differing distances.

Race: Great East Run

When: Sunday, September 16

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Suffolk County Council HQ

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £32

Description: Popular half marathon event around Ipswich in partnership with Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Jaffa Running Club.

Race: Pleshey Half Marathon

When: Sunday, September 16

Organising club: Springfield Striders

Race HQ: Pleshey Village Hall, The Street, Pleshey, CM3 1HA.

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £15 attached, £17 unattached

Description: Route goes back past the village hall in a large figure of eight through High Easter and Bishops Cross returning towards Pleshey to enter the village through Back and finishes on the village hall field.

Race: Felixstowe Coastal 10

When: Sunday, September 23

Organising club: Felixstowe Road Runners

Race HQ: Beachside Events Area, adjacent to Felixstowe Leisure Centre, IP11 2AE

Distance: 10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: The course is nearly all tarmac promenade, pavement or road but between the Ferry and the Martello Tower there is a stretch of shingle.

Race: Lowestoft Scores Race

When: TBC

Organising club: Waveney Valley AC

Race HQ: 4.75 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: The course is set from/to Lowestoft High Street via a route to and along the northern sea wall and returning via the town’s historic Scores comprising an up and down total of 13 stepped hills.

Race: Jolly Jaguars 10K

When: Sunday, September 23

Organising club: Coltishall Jaguars

Race HQ: RAF Coltishall

Distance: 10K

Places: £13 attached, £15 unattached

Description: The third and final race in The 2018 Jaguars 10K Series, this fast and flat road race takes place around RAF Coltishall and is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike.

Race: Ingatestone 5 miles

When: Sunday, September 23

Organising club: Ingatestone Boys’ Own Club

Race HQ: Anglo European School in Willow Green, Ingatestone, CM4 0DJ

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £9 attached, £11 unattached

Description: The route goes up to Fryerning, around Beggar Hill and finishes close to A12 cut-off.

Race: Bure Valley 10m

When: Sunday, September 30

Organising club: Bure Valley Harriers

Race HQ: TBC

Distance: 10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Run on quiet undulating roads around the village of Banningham – offers scope for running a PB.

October

Race: The Nelson Knee-Knobber – Race 3

When: Saturday, October 6

Organising club: Team Dunerunner

Race HQ: The Beach, Sea Palling Village, Norfolk, NR12 0AL

Distance: 5K/11K

Places: 5K - £14.50; 11K – £18.50

Description: The event starts outside of the ‘Reef’s Bar’ and finishes, right in the sand - right on the beach, a stone’s throw from the water.

Race: Lowestoft Half Marathon

When: Sunday, October 7

Organising club: Lowestoft Road Runners

Race HQ: Ness Point, Lowestoft, NR32 1UZ

Distance: Half marathon

Places: £23 attached, £25 unattached

Description: A half marathon in Lowestoft along the sea wall starting at the UK’s most easterly point.

Race: Marriott’s Way 10K

When: Sunday, October 7

Organising club: Independent – Broadland District Council

Race HQ: TBC

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: The 10k race along the Marriott’s Way between Aylsham and Reepham is mainly off-road and predominantly flat.

Race: Martlesham 10K

When: Sunday, October 7

Organising club: Felixstowe Road Runners

Race HQ: The Green, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3SL

Distance: 5/10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: The race starts and finishes on the grass area on The Green of Martlesham Heath with the remainder of the flat course on tarmac roads or pavements.

Race: Harold Wood Charity Run 5m

When: Sunday, October 7

Organising club: Harold Wood Running Club

Race HQ: Harold Wood Park, Harold Wood, Essex, RM3 0LX

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £15 attached, £17 unattached

Description: A 5 mile race through the parks in Harold Wood. A hiily, exhilirating course, mostly on gravel surfaces.

Race: East Coast 10K

When: Sunday, October 14

Organising club: Great Yarmouth Road Runners

Race HQ: St Georges Theatre, Trafalgar Road, NR30 2PG

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Route takes runners through the fast and flat pavements and promenade of Yarmouth.

Race: Saxon 5

When: Sunday, October 14

Organising club: Saxon Striders

Race HQ: Carlton Park Recreation Ground, IP17 1AT

Distance: 5 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Five miles race around Saxmundham.

Race: Tiptree 10 miles

When: Sunday, October 14

Organising club: Tiptree Road Runners

Race HQ: Tiptree Sports Centre, Thurstable School

Distance: 10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: 10-mile road race over a predominantly flat course.

Race: Holt 10K

When: Sunday, October 21

Organising club: North Norfolk Beach Runners

Race HQ: Gresham School, Holt, NR25 6EA

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Fast, flat, scenic multi-terrain course.

Race: Thurlow 5 and 10 miles

When: Sunday, October 21

Organising club: Haverhill Running Club

Race HQ: Thurlow village hall (The Street, Gt Thurlow, Haverhill CB9 7LA

Distance: 5 and 10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Multi-terrain races held around the pretty Stour Valley villages of Great Thurlow, Little Thurlow and Little Bradley.

Race: Chelmsford Marathon

When: Sunday, October 21

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LU

Distance: Marathon

Places: £38 attached, £40 unattached

Description: Major event that takes you through the centre of Chelmsford out to the Essex countryside.

Race: Wix 5M

When: Sunday, October 21

Organising club: Harwich Runners

Race HQ: Wix Village Hall, CO11 2RR

Distance: 5 miles

Places: £8 attached, £10 unattached

Description: Flat course with a gradual descent for the final mile. Passes through Essex villages of Wix, Stones Green and Great Oakley.

Race: Trowse 10K

When: Sunday, October 28

Organising club: City of Norwich Athletic Club

Race HQ: Norfolk Snowsports Club, NR14 8TW

Distance: 10K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Competitors run beside Whitlingham Broad before following a two-lap route along quiet roads through the heart of Trowse and close to Whitlingham Hall.

Race: Thurrock 10K

When: Sunday, October 28

Organising club: Independent

Race HQ: Belhus Park, RM15 4PA

Distance: 10K

Places: £14

Description: Runners go out and back twice from the Royal Hotel to Rainham Marshes.

November

Race: Scenic 7

When: Sunday, November 11

Organising club: Stowmarket Striders

Race HQ: Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, IP14 1LH

Distance: 7 miles

Places: £13 attached, £15 unattached

Description: The course starts at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and heads out through Onehouse and Harleston then makes a three-mile loop back to Harleston before returning along the same route through Onehouse and back to the finish.

Race: Stebbing Remembrance Day 10M

When: Sunday, November 11

Organising club: Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners

Race HQ: Stebbing Primary School, CM6 3SH

Distance: 10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Scenic course around country lanes.

Race: Hadleigh 10/5

When: Sunday, November 18

Organising club: Hadleigh Hares Athletics Club

Race HQ: Hadleigh United FC, IP7 5NG

Distance: 5 miles/10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: The races follow undulating country roads through Layham and Shelley and thanks to the support of sponsors there is some added bling! There will be a finisher medal for both races.

Race: Rag-It-Round Repps

When: Sunday, November 25

Organising club: Team Dunerunner

Race HQ: Repps with Bastwick Village Hall, NR29 5JP

Distance: 11K

Places: £18.50

Description: Starts at the Repps Village Hall, takes a lap of the playing field before heading out across open fields and down the River Thurne.

Race: Breckland Forest 10K Run

When: Sunday, November 25

Organising club: Independent - Run Breckland

Race HQ: Santon Downham Village Hall, Marks Lane, IP27 0TW

Distance: 10K

Places: £15

Description: A 10K off-road run in the forest around Santon Downham, taking in some beautiful autumn colours and scenery including parts of the Little Ouse river.

December

Race: Thetford Winter Wonderland 5K Santa Run

When: Sunday, December 2

Organising club: Independent - Run Breckland

Race HQ: The Guildhall, Thetford, IP24 2DT

Distance: 5K

Places: £7.50

Description: A 5K Run in and around Thetford from the Guildhall in the Market Place, taking in some of its historical buildings and monuments. Festive fancy dress very much encouraged (prizes for the best).

Race: Buxton 5K Fun Run

When: Sunday, December 9

Organising club: Norfolk Gazelles

Race HQ: TBC

Distance: 5K

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Multi-terrain scenic course through Buxton countryside.

Race: Beccles Turkey Trot 10 mile

When: TBC

Organising club: Waveney Valley AC

Race HQ: Sir John Leman School, NR34 9PG

Distance: 10 miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: The Turkey Trot is an undulating 10 mile road race visiting small villages on the edge of the Waveney Valley.

Race: Groggy Doggy

When: Wednesday, December 26

Organising club: Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Race HQ: Outney Common, Bungay, NR35 1DS

Distance: 4.2 miles/2.1miles

Places: Registration yet to open

Description: Rural riverside setting, with plenty of mud. Fancy dress and dogs welcome.

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