Thurlow 5M and 10M

Sunday 25th October 2020
Thurlow, Suffolk CB9 7LA

Update 30th July 2020

We have carefully reviewed the latest guidance from Run Britain and are pleased to let you know that at present we are fully intending to go ahead with this year’s Thurlow 5&10 on Sunday 25th Oct. We have committed to implement all the additional measures required to ensure that the races are conducted in a safe way for all participants, including competitors, volunteers, the event delivery team and the general public.

The caveat to this is that the guidance can change at any time, which is why are holding off re-opening entries for the time being. All being well we aim to re-open entries on Saturday 26th Sept. In the meantime, you can pre-register your interest and be sure to be kept up to date with the latest information and news, and receive an email reminder before entries re-open.

Held under UKA rules (Licence number 2020-40526)

Beautiful 5 and 10 mile courses through scenic Suffolk countryside.

Chip timing
Trophies for 1st 2nd 3rd place male and female
Trophies for age categories

Thurlow 10

  • A single loop course, officially measured and issued with a Statement of course measurement (18/299)
  • Maximum entrants 150 (wave start)
  • Affiliated £15, Unaffiliated £17
  • Minimum age on race day 17 years
  • Race starts at 10:00am
  • See the course HERE

Thurlow 5

  • A single loop course, officially measured and issued with a Certificate of course accuracy (18/300)
  • Maximum entrants 150 (wave start)
  • Affiliated £12, Unaffiliated £14
  • Minimum age on race day 15 years
  • Race starts at 10:15am
  • See the course HERE

Entries and Transfers

  • Entries will remain open until 12pm on Saturday 17th October.
  • If you want to transfer your number to someone else, that’s fine. You can complete the process yourself through the race entry website (online transfers close at 12pm on Saturday 17th Oct).
  • Numbers and chips will be posted out once registrations have closed.
  • No entries or number collection available on the day.

Race day – what you need to know

  • Race HQ will be Thurlow village hall (CB9 7LA).
  • Parking is available in the field next to the village hall by kind permission of the Thurlow Estates. The owner of the field accepts no responsibility for damage or loss occurring from use of the field.
  • On the reverse of your number you must write your details including emergency contact number. This is especially important if you have a medical condition which may affect your taking part in the event.
  • Race numbers must not be folded, cut or mutilated in any way and must be pinned to the front of your running vest or T-shirt.
  • There are no changing facilities available, please arrive “ready to run”.
  • Toilets are located in the village hall car park and within the hall itself.

During the race

  • To ensure the safety of yourself and others please obey the instructions of the marshals at ALL times.
  • The wearing of I-pods or similar is not permitted and will result in disqualification.
  • If you encounter any problems out on the course, please alert the nearest marshal.
  • Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair users or running with buggies.
  • Running with dogs is not permitted.
  • Bottled water will be available for collection around the course. In order to reduce congestion at water stations we ask that where possible you carry your own water eg bottle belts and hydration packs.
  • On the 10-mile race there will be water stations at 2, 4.5 and 7miles.
  • On the 5-mile race there will be a water station at 2miles.

After the race

  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female in the open race, plus 1st place in the Vet M40, F40, M45, F45, M50, F50, M55, F55, M60, F60, M65+ and F65+ categories.
  • Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we are unable to hold presentations on the day. Trophies will be posted to all recipients at no additional cost.
  • Full results will be available at

Results from previous years are available below.

Photo’s from previous years