Easter Sunday 2018 5K Run and 1K Fun Run


Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 races

2018  – Video – Easter Sunday Funday 1st April 2018.   Crtierium and Running races, the first  Toddle’n’Trike and more


10.30   Running Race 5K (UK Athletics)
11.30   Town Easter Fun Run 1k (UK Athletics)
12.15   Toddle’n’Trike (under 5s)
12.45   Circuit open for rider’s warm up/familiarisation
1.15      Criterium Race  Youth A (U16), Youth B (U14) girls & boys (30 min)
2.00     Criterium Senior (16+ ) Cat 4 Regional C+ (40 mins)
3.00     Criterium Women’s E/1/2/3/4  (45 mins)
4.00     Criterium Senior (16+) E/1/2/3  National B, (50 mins)

7.00pm roads reopen  Sunset 7.33 pm approx.

Both runs and rides are official UK Athletics and British Cycling events and are run under their rules.

4th cats only (Regional C+)

E / 1 / 2/ 3  (National B), if you omit the Elites, BC would reduce the points band by one band.


Runners who have pre entered 5K   HERE

1k Fun Run pre entries HERE

This is the letter you should receive a few days after you regsiter  HERE

Online entry is now closed.  We have spaces to enter all races on the day


Fakenham Criterium Route round back of hsbc 27 March 2016 (2)





You can enter online until 25 March or until the pre entry limit is reached.  There will be some places available on the day for both the 5K and the 1K fun run.

Enter 5K HERE

Enter 1K Fun Run HERE

Download an application form HERE


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”.

2018 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 holding these popular road races on Easter Sunday 1st April 2018.  This will be part of a Funday which will involve a series of official British Cycling Criterium road races and a Runengland 5k running race, as well as a 1K 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.  Race entries are limited so it advised to book early and electronic chip timing (not for the Fun run) so everyone will know their own time.  There is a limit of 350 5K runners and 350 1k Fun Runners.

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 commentary for all races broadcast across the market place.

Entry fees

1K Fun run £4          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 (5K only)
  • 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

An adult must be present to be responsible for children.


This race is for under-fives.  They can bring a tricycle, balance bike or just make their way round the course on foot.  It’s a fun, non-competitive race round 100 metre course in the town centre.  Every child gets a free goody bag and medal.  Places are limited and a responsible adult must accompany the child.  Entry is £2 per child accompanying adults free. Details coming soon.



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.

Changing and storage facilities  There are limited changing and storage facilities in the community centre.  Bags etc. can be left at your own risk in the hall but we cannot take responsibility for them.

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 HERE

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

2017 Race – last year’s races

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

Criterium races Easter Sunday 2017 video  HERE

Easter Sunday Fakenham Fun Run and 5K video HERE

Mustard TV interview about the Fakenham Easter event  HERE

Thank you to everyone who came along and made the day a success.  Particular thanks to all the fantastic helpers and supporters.

Here are the 5K results for Easter 2017 Active Fakenham 5K race Active Fakenham 5K run results 16 April 2017 (2)

Photos of the day

Video of the 2016 Fun Run HERE