Run Fakenham 2016

A massive thankyou to all those people whom helped ace the day a success.  Here are the results:

Fakenham Easter 5K results 27 March 2016

Congratulations to everyone who took part


  easter run A4 poster (3)                            easter A4 poster web

Come and join the fun.

Places still available to register for on the day for both the 5K and 1K runs and we will keep online prices. 

Come and watch the spectacle of Fakenham’s first Criterium cycle races. 


Easter Sunday Flyer

Easter Fun 1k Run and 5k Race on closed roads in Fakenham town centre

Easter Sunday 27th March 2016

Enter online here

or download an entry form Easter Run application form 27 March 2016 (5)

Updates on Facebook and Twitter – search Active Fakenham

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

See a video of the route HERE   On the day there will be barriers and tape

Fakenham Criterium and running timetable

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

4th cats only (Regional C+)
E / 1 / 2/ 3 (National B)

Numbers are limited so it may not be possible to sign up on the day

Don’t forget this is a great day out for all the family, with stalls, food and plenty of free stuff to do. Come to Fakenham for a great day and be our guests.

The course is a measured 1K per lap  certified by UKA  Certificate of measurement 2016cert16-014  Active Fakenham 5Km distance certificate

If you would like to help please get in touch – we always need volunteers

Everyone is welcome to come and watch or join in. Register now to be part of this exhilarating day or just turn up to watch and visit the stalls and activities. We are locally organized, with local charities, local companies, local clubs and locally sourced produce where possible. Everyone is welcome to join us to enjoy our market town and its beautiful surroundings.   IMG_4466

Parking is available nearby, some of which is free but we welcome a contribution towards the cost of the event if you happen to see a bucket
Family and friends are welcome there is food, fresh coffee etc. and entertainment in the afternoon, the town and river Wensum are a short walk away.  There are B&Bs, hotels, 2 campsites, and 2 caravan sites. Fakenham is ten miles from the North Norfolk coast and is hosting a week of activities prior to the ride. There is plenty of Fun Run little girlIMG_4481parking, some of it free, buses from Norwich, Kings Lynn and the Coast. Why not come for a longer break over the Bank Holiday weekend.

We would like to thanks our sponsors; a list will be uploaded soon. If you would like to help, sponsor or support then please get in touch.

Hear an interview on North Norfolk Radio

Numbers are limited so it may not be possible to sign up on the day


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.

Tesco and Aldi have kindly waived there parking restrictions for the day and so these car parks will be available

Where can I stay overnight?

Information about places to stay in Fakenham is provided on the websites below. or contact tourist information

Am I insured?

The event has £10 million liability insurance.  This does not cover damage to your bike or theft of your bike or personal property; you are advised to have your own insurance for this.

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

The races are for all abilities and are run under Runbritain rules and regulations. There is a minimum age of 11 for the 5k run

Is there a timing system for 5K racers

We are using a chip timing system so you will know your time. We are using chips from Total Race Timing


All runners should receive this email:

Dear Active Fakenham Easter Funday Runner,

I am very pleased to let you know that your place in the Active Fakenham 5k and/or 1K race on Easter Sunday 27th March is now confirmed.  Details can be found on the Active Fakenham website and we post on the Active Fakenham Facebook page and Twitter.


  • When you arrive at the Fakenham Community Centre, Oak St. NR21 9DY, go to the registration desk to collect your number and timing chip.
  • The 5K race sign in desk opens at 12 noon and closes at 1.30pm. There will be a briefing for all 5K runners at 1.40pm at the start line.
  • We are using a chip timing system so you will know your time. We are using chips from Total Race Timing
  • Parking: TESCO and Aldi are allowing all day parking for free. There is free parking a couple of minutes away at the Highfield Road car park.  There is drop off at the Community Centre but very limited parking. Otherwise there are other car parks around the town.  Obviously we do not know how many spectators will be attending and there is also a British Cycling Criterium Race so there may be issues but there is plenty of parking around the town.
  • Public transport in Fakenham is very limited and on a Bank Holiday with a bike The nearest stations are Kings Lynn (22m) and Norwich (26m)
  • Food & drinks will be available in the town centre. There is a barbecue and Thai food stall on the market place but otherwise there are many cafes and pubs in the town centre and part of the reason for the day is to promote the town and its facilities.
  • Each 5K runner will receive a RunFakenham Easter 2016 medal, a bottle of water with 5 days gym membership and a well-earned Easter egg.
  • Remember this is the first day of British Summer time so put your clocks forward.
  • At the time of writing we have spaces left in both the 5K races and the 1K race so why not encourage your family and friends to join in.
  • We plan to have runners of all levels and abilities taking part and have allowed up to one hour for the 5K race and 25 mins for the 1K fun run.

I hope you have a great day enjoying the best of North Norfolk cycling.

I look forward to seeing you there

Best wishes


Richard Crook

Event Organiser