Norfolk Gazelles presents the 2021 Valentines 10K race through the lovely Norfolk countryside.
Sunday 23rd May, start time: Waves 08:20 - 11:40am.
Race HQ: Race HQ will be at the Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT
License: The race will be run under a UKA license. License no:
Event details and schedule
The Course: The course will be accurately measured by an approved UKA course measurer and will be marked at each kilometre. The race starts from the Norfolk Showground. The course is an undulating loop around the villages of Easton and Marlingford on country lanes. The route has been slightly altered this year in order to include the new venue. For your own safety you must run on the left-hand side of the road at all times. We are applying for road closures on parts of the route, but runners should always be aware of their surroundings and run safely. Please obey the instructions of the course marshals who are there for your own safety.
Race entry: £16.00 affiliated, £18.00 unaffiliated (affiliated means the entrant belongs to a UK Athletics/ARC affiliated club). Entry is online only at Active.Com. Minimum age on race day - 15 years. Your age category is determined by your age on race day. There will be no entry on the day.
FAQs and Covid Terms
What if the race is unable to be run due to Covid restrictions?
In the first instance race directors will look to reschedule the race. If the race is either cancelled or you are unable to make the rearranged date (or transfer your entry) we will make a refund minus an administration fee of £5 (you will also lose the Active admin fee in addition). This is necessary to fund the costs that will be incurred in putting on the race even if moved. By entering the race, you agree to acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Is the race certified?
Yes. The course is in the process of being officially measured and certified.
Is the race officially timed?
Official times will be provided by our timing company and will count for your new PB! These will be posted on social media and our website.
What is the terrain?
For 2021 this is a road 10k and takes in a variety of paved and country roads.
How old do I have to be to run?
15 years+ to take part in the 10k
Is there a cut-off time?
The final road closure is in place until 1:30pm. We will be ensuring that runners wave times allows all runners to complete in this time whilst trying to ensure runners leave in a wave with similar paced runners.
Is there a medal for finishers?
Yes! Medals are provided for everyone who finishes the race. These will be available for collection after the race on the day.
What time does the race start?
The Valentines 10k will begin at 8:20 with rolling starts until 11:40. We will notify you what your wave and hence start time is in the second week of May, once we have received everyone's estimated times.
What is the date of the race?
The event takes place on Sunday 23rd May 2021
Where does the race start?
The race starts at Norfolk Showground. The course can be viewed here https://www.norfolkgazelles.co.uk/valentine-10k.php
How do we receive our race number?
These will be posted to the address you provided when you registered on Active.com. Please update your address if you have moved since registering.
How much is the entry fee?
£16 Affiliated, £18 Unaffiliated
Can I run with headphones?
No headphones will be permitted on this race (this includes bone conducting headphones). This is an England Athletic rule, anyone wearing headphones will be disqualified.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of free parking available in at the Norfolk Showground.
Are toilets available?
There will be toilets available at the start and finish area.
Is there a bag drop?
In line with our Covid-19 risk mitigation plan, there is no bag drop. If you wish to leave belongings with the outbuildings on site you do so at your own risk.
At this time we have to assume there will still be Covid-19 restrictions in place in May, so we will plan to set the race up in a Covid Secure way.
What are the prizes:
First male and female £50, second male and female £25, third male and female £15. Trophies: First male 15-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-69; 70+ Trophies: First female 15-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60+ Team trophies: First male/female senior team (x3 runners); first male/female masters team (x3 runners) There will be a medal for every finisher.