of Running

The first ever Ipswich Festival of Running was due to take place on July 4th 2020 but has unfortunately been cancelled because of the impact of the coronavirus and social distancing measures. Below are the events that were due to take place at the event.

Breakfast Run

Early risers can book onto this breakfast run around our stunningly decorated Trinity Park course. With this race you have the option to book a buffet breakfast which you can enjoy to sustain yourself for the rest of the day in beautiful surroundings before other festival-goers arrive. The race starts at 9am sharp and you'll have the festival site to yourself for a while. Runners have the option to complete one or two laps of the course on the day for the same entry fee. 

5k Chip-Timed Race

The first of our races to offer chip-timing, whereby participants will get an accurate confirmed time within hours of finishing. Winding around our beautifully-decorated 5k loop, starting and finishing at the high-energy festival base, the course will be full of fascinating features. This distance is suitable for all abilities and there's no minimum time to finish, just plenty of support from thousands of festival-goers cheering you round! 

10k Chip-Timed Race

For those looking for a tougher challenge, our 10k race winds twice around the park, giving spectators multiple chances to cheer runners on as they pass through the festival arena. The race is chip-timed, ensuring runners get accurate finishing time information. The course will be exquisitely decorated ensuring there are plenty of features to keep you going as you strive for that personal best.  

1k Family Fun Run

The 1k Family Fun Run is free for all festival goers and open to adults and children of all ages and abilities. The run winds through the park, past wacky decorations to keep the kids amused and finishes back at the festival site. This is always a wonderful event for the whole family to enjoy. What's more, all runners get a special wooden medal for completing the course! Please note that because this event is free for everyone at the event, you do not need to register beforehand. 

5k Colour Run

The final run of the day is our 5k Colour Run, which winds around the main area of the park and set to music. Entrants get a free plain white t-shirt to be covered in bio-degradable powder paint as they run around the course. The event finishes back at the festival site just as musicians and DJs take to the stage for an evening to remember, underneath the lit-up trees and spectacular lights. There'll be food and drinks available most of the evening too! 

Our Ethos

We want to make physical activity accessible to everyone for better mental and physical health and for it to be generally more fun. Read more about how we're doing this.

fit East

Festival of Running Ltd and Fit East have teamed up to bring this amazing health and fitness festival to Ipswich for 2020. Find out more about the Fit East festival.

Running Distances

There are a number of races you can sign up to including our Breakfast Run for early risers, our 5k and 10k chip-timed races, a 1k Fun Run and the 5k Colour Run in the early evening. Find out more about the runs below.

contact us

If you have any queries about the festival, please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to get back to you. Click below to visit the contact us page.