Entry for this year’s 10k Run Norwich opens next week

Last year's Run Norwich 10km road race through the streets of Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Last year's Run Norwich 10km road race through the streets of Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

A hugely popular race through the city's streets will return this summer, with runners invited to get entries in for Run Norwich from next week.

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) have revealed the entry process for the 2016 10k Run Norwich event.

Over 3,800 people entered the inaugural race last year, and CSF have taken the move to reward those who showed their support in 2015 by including a two-day priority entry window for past entrants, which opens at 9am on February 23. General entry will follow on February 25 and is open to anyone over the age of 16 that wishes to take part in the 2016 event on August 7.

Around 7,000 people have already registered their interest for Run Norwich this year and overall race capacity will be limited to 5,000.

The entry fee is £23 for UK Athletics affiliated runners and £25 for unaffiliated. Entrants also have the option to take up one of the free places to run for one of the four official race charities; Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service, Nelson's Journey, and Age UK Norwich.

CSF director Ian Thornton has also revealed that there are some new additions to this year's route. 'Our race technical team took the feedback from last year's runners and have come up with some improvements to the route that we think will make this year's race even better,' he said. 'We're grateful to the team from the Cathedral for allowing us to take Run Norwich through the grounds.'

Organisers have added some extra excitement to the expo collection process at The Forum this year as ten lucky winners will find a Run Norwich Golden Ticket in their race pack that entitles them to a host of prizes, and money-can't-buy experiences for their Run Norwich day out.

•For more information visit the Run Norwich website.

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