Friday 5 Series

The J M Finn Friday 5 Series is a popular series of 5 mile races and accompanying junior races held on Friday evenings between May and July, across Suffolk and Essex. The races, which are organised by various local clubs, are family friendly and are a great way to spend a summers evening. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each race, and also for the series as a whole (based on a points system).

Dates and host clubs for the senior races in 2024, which start at 7.30pm, are shown below:

ClubDateEvent website
Sudbury Joggers31st May 2024
Framlingham Flyers7th June 2024
Felixstowe RRC14th June 2024
Saint Edmund Pacers21st June 2024
Stowmarket Striders28th June 2024
Great Bentley RC5th July 2024

Click on the event website link for each race to obtain further details.

Junior races are also held at each of the above events. Details of the race distance(s), start time(s) and age categories for each of the junior races are as follows:

ClubRace distanceStart timeAge categories
Sudbury Joggers2 km19:00School Years 10 and below
Framlingham Flyers1 km18:45School Years 4 and below
2 km19:00School Years 5 to 10
Felixstowe RRC1.5 miles19:00School Years 10 and below
Saint Edmund Pacers1 km18:50School Years 4 and below
2.4 km19:00School Years 5 to 10
Stowmarket Striders1 km19:00School Years 4 and below
2 km19:00School Years 5 to 10
Great Bentley RC1 km18:40School Years 4 and below
2 km18:40School Years 5 to 10