Northants 5K Race Series - Race 5

Northants 5K Race Series

The Northants 5K Race Series is now in its 9th year and has become a regular fixture in the county's annual running calendar. With hundreds of runners taking part last year, including club runners, jogging groups and those who are completely new to running, the 5k Race Series offers something for everyone. Please note: As the Northants 5K Race Series is licensed by UK Athletics all entrants must be 11 years of age or older.

The 2021 Series will include 5 trail races. All 5 races are multi-terrain courses taking in some of Northamptonshire's beautiful parklands and woodlands. All finishers will receive one of our bespoke 5K Race medals – a different one to collect at each race.

Course Info:

The route starts outside the beautiful Delapre Abbey taking in some of the grounds and around Delapre Park Lake. We would like to thank Northampton Borough Council and Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust for allowing us to use this a venue for the series. Multi terrain course within Delapre Abbey and Delapre Park trails. A great mix of varied terrain and a bonus as this is one of our flatter courses.

Entry Options



No refunds given, but can transfer to another race if space available.


  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit FREE of cost until 28/04/2020.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

Organiser Updates (4)

Northants 5K Race 1 UPDATE - March 2021

sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 12/03/2021 at 11:41


I have a quick update about Race 1 of the Northants 5K Race Series - unfortunately we have lost our venue for Race 1 - Delapre are not accepting bookings until the 1st June. So we have made the decision to postpone the first race. As far as we are aware all the other races will go ahead as planned. You are booked on to Race 1 Delapre 28th April - which will no longer go ahead. You have a few options:

  • Transfer your place for this race onto one of the other races - Salcey Forest will now be our first race. This is on Wednesday 19th May. The other dates are listed below
  • Run the Delapre Race virtually and have the Delapre medal sent to your home address - you can do this anytime from when the route map goes on our website to November 2021
  • Keep your place at Delapre and run in person at Delapre - we are looking to move to either the last Sunday in September or first Sunday of October - This will be the new Race 5. Date to be confirmed ASAP
  • Have a refund for the Delapre Race ticket

If you could let me know which option you would prefer by emailing me on: [email protected] 

Many thanks


Race 1 - Salcey Forest - Wednesday 19th May 2021 (19:30)

Race 2 - Boughton House - Sunday 20th June 2021 (10:30)

Race 3 - Brixworth Country Park - Wednesday 14th July 2021 (19:30)

Race 4 - Sywell Country Park - Sunday 12th September 2021 (10:30)

Race 5 - Delapre Abbey - TBC - Sunday (10:30)

UPDATE - Northants 5K Race Series 2021

sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 29/01/2021 at 16:39

Hi all,

Hope you are all keeping well during these difficult times? We are still hoping to run the 2021 Northants 5K Race Series and currently as 2020 participants you are booked on and your place is secure. I am happy to confirm the dates/venues for the races:

  • Race 1 - Delapre Abbey - Wednesday 28th April*
  • Race 2 - Salcey Forest - Wednesday 19th May
  • Race 3 - Boughton House - Sunday 20th June
  • Race 4 - Brixworth Country Park - Wednesday 14th July 
  • Race 5 - Sywell Country Park - Sunday 12th September

We are currently putting together our Covid-19 procedures. These may include starting in waves so I will be back in touch with you all to get an estimated 5K time. Start times may be slightly different from previous years - but will aim to get all in a 20 minute window of the usual times. (7.30pm Wednesday races, 10.30am Sunday races)

* If we are still unable to race due to Government Guidelines - the first race will be moved later on in the series. As soon as we have the road map for after lockdown from the Government I will be updating you all again

If you want to keep your place on the 2021 Northants 5K Race Series you do not need to do anything. I will contact you again to double check T shirt size (Whole Race Series) and 5K time estimate.

If you are now unable to make the dates we are offering another refund window. This refund window will be open from Monday 1st February and will close on Friday 12th February 2021. If you would like a refund, just email me: [email protected] with your full name and the race entered (or Whole Race Series) and I will sort the refund for you. 

If you have already received a refund but are still appearing on this mailing list, apologies - please do ignore this message. The contacts and race entrants doesn't seem to be syncing currently.

Many thanks


Statement regarding the 2020 Northants 5K Race Series

sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 29/04/2020 at 09:57

Good morning all,

I am so disappointed to inform you that we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone the 2020 Northants 5K Race Series to 2021. Please read the attached statement with instructions as to what happens next.

Hope to see you all in 2021. Take care.


2020 5K ....pdf


sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 18/03/2020 at 17:29
Hi all,
Hope you are all keeping well? We have some disappointing news. We have just lost the venue for our first race of the Northants 5K Race Series. After the announcements on the 16th March and UKA statement which followed, we did fear that the first race would be tight. But the email from Northampton Borough Council this evening has confirmed this and has taken the decision from us. The first race - due to be held on Wednesday 29th April will no longer go ahead on this day.
We are working hard internally to find an alternative date, whilst keeping up to date with all advice coming from the Government with the other races in mind. I will be in touch soon with further information and updates. 

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