Easter Sunday Run Fakenham 2017

2nd Fakenham Easter Funday, Criterium Cycle Racing, UK Athletics 5K and 1K Fun Run


An Easter 5K  and 1K Fun Run on closed roads on a 1K circuit though the town centre of the picturesque North Norfolk market town of Fakenham. This is a lap race. Everyone gets a medal. All children entering the Fun Run will get an “Easter Goodie Bag”.

2017 registration is open Click HERE to go to the RunBritain website for more information and to register

Active Fakenham is thrilled to announce that we will be repeating last year’s exciting road races and Easter Funday on the 16th April 2017.  This will involve a series of official British Cycling road races and a UK Athletics RunEngland 5k running race, as well as a fun run with an Easter Goody bag for children taking part.  There will be stalls in the Fakenham Market Place. All runners will get a medal and there will be prizes for winning runners and riders.

A one kilometre circuit through the town centre will be closed to facilitate the event which will this year include a women’s criterium cycle race as well as races for local licenced riders and youth races. Race entries are limited so it advised to book early.  There will be electronic chip timing (not for the Fun run) so everyone will know their own time.  There will be spaces in the pit area for branded team cars and gazebos and limited spaces for local stalls and activities which need to be booked with Active Fakenham in advance.

This is intended to be a fun and enjoyable event to take part in or just to come along to watch and cheer people on.  It should be an exciting spectacle to watch.  There will be expert commentary for all races broadcast across the market place.  You can see a list of last year’s race winners on the Fakenham Community Notice Board in the Upper Market place, the 2017 winners will be added after the races.

Fakenham Criterium and running timetable

8.00 Road Closure (set up)
12.30    Circuit open for rider’s warm up/familiarisation
1.00      Criterium Race  Youth A (U16) and Youth B (U14) girls & boys (30 min)
1.45      Running Race 5K (UK Athletics)
2.45      Town Easter Fun Run 1k (UK Athletics)
3.15      Circuit open for rider’s warm up/familiarisation
3.30      Criterium Senior (16+ ) Cat 4 Regional C+ (40 mins)
4.30      Criterium Women’s E/1/2/3/4  (50 mins)

5.30      Criterium Senior (16+) E/1/2/3  National B, (50 mins)

7.00pm roads reopen


Entry fees

1K Fun run £3          all runners/walkers       (£5 on the day)
Run 2 – 5K (non UKA members)

£10        (£12 on day)

Run 2 – 5K (UKA members)  £8.00     (£10 on day)

When you enter you get:

  • Safe closed roads
  • Computerised Chip timing to give you your own personal time
  • Personal liability insurance
  • Medal
  • Stewarding and first aid cover
  • Water
  • Being part of the event
  • Children entering the 1K Fun Run will also receive a branded Active Fakenam drawstring bag with an Easter egg, medal and more


We advise one adult to two children for the 1K Fun Run.


Timing  Each runner for the 5k will be fitted with a timing chip by  Total Race Timing  and individual times will be loaded to our website, their website and runengland.

Minimum age for 5K Run is 11 years old

The races are run under UKA Rules and by signing up you are agreeing to race under these conditions.

Registration is at the Fakenham Community Centre Oak St, Fakenham NR21 9SR

These websites provide information about parking in Fakenham.  Please note that there will be limited or no access to some car parks as some roads will be closed.



Staying overnight?

Why not make a weekend of it? Information about places to stay in Fakenham is provided on the websites below or contact the Fakenham Info Hub.

15-16 Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9BG
Tel: 01328 855172
Contact: Lisa Mallett
Email lisa@fakenham.info  


Insurance  The event has £10 million liability insurance.  This does not cover damage to your personal property; you are advised to have your own insurance for this and to keep it safe.

What happens if I get an injury?  We have taken every step t ensure that the ride is as safe as possible.  You are responsible for your personal safety on the public road.  We will have MED-PTS at the community centre

Parking  Parking is available nearby, some of which is free.  Highfield Road car park now has a height restriction on entry.

Please be polite to the marshals and other helpers who are volunteering and giving up their time to make this event a success.



You are very welcome to run just for fun or for your own charity choice.

Download a postal / paper application form Easter Run application form 16 April 2017 (2)

Video of the 2016 Fun Run HERE

Keep up to date through the Active Fakenham Website, Facebook and Twitter.