Run Norwich 2017: 10 runners’ questioned answered

Fancy dress is allowed at Run Norwich, however pushchairs are not. Picture: Archant

Fancy dress is allowed at Run Norwich, however pushchairs are not. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Participants in this Sunday's Run Norwich are putting in their final training runs for the big day.

The Run Norwich 10-kilometre road race follows a route around the city taking in some of its most fa

The Run Norwich 10-kilometre road race follows a route around the city taking in some of its most famous landmarks. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Here are 10 of the most common questions about practical matters runners have ahead of the race.

1. Where does the race start and finish?

Run Norwich will start in Gentleman's Walk, in front of Norwich Market, at 9.30am, and the finish line is in St Peter's Street, in front of the City Hall. A 'race village' will be set up in Chapelfield Gardens where runners can re-unite with friends and family, enjoy food and drink and have a post-race massage.

2. Where can I leave my bag during the run?

6,000 runners will weave a web around Norwich at this Sunday's event. Photo: Steve Adams

6,000 runners will weave a web around Norwich at this Sunday's event. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams


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Secure baggage stores will be located at Chapelfield Gardens and will be open from 8am to midday on race day.

3. Can I wear headphones?

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Normal earphones or other headphones are banned from the race on safety grounds. However, bone-conduction headphones, which sit on the cheekbones and allow users to still be alert to their surroundings, are allowed this year for the first time in line with new UK Athletics regulations.

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There will be portable toilets at the start and finish areas, and those needing a pit-stop during the race will find facilities at Norwich City Football Club's Carrow Road ground, around the 4km mark.

5. Are there water stations?

There are two - the first is at Carrow Road and the second is opposite the Great Hospital on Bishopgate - 7.5km into the route.

6. Will my time be recorded?

Yes. Each race number comes with an electronic chip.

7. What can I eat and drink after the race?

As last year, each runner 18 and over will get a free Adnams beer. There will be food vendors at the race village offering everything from ice cream to fish finger sandwiches.

READ MORE: Run Norwich 2017: What to eat and drink before the race? Nutritionist Andrea Langan shares her top tips 8. Can I run in fancy dress?

Fancy dress is welcome, however, runners are asked to make sure their costumes are not offensive.

9. Can I run with a buggy or pushchair?

Wheeled devices such as buggies, pushchairs and prams are not allowed.

10. What happens after the race?

Each runner is given a participation medal and a goodie bag. They can then head to the race village for a post-race cool down.

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