Northants 5K Race Series - Race 1

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 picturesque Salcey Forest will this year host Race2 of the Northants 5k series. We would like to thank the Forestry Commission for allowing us to host the race at Salcey again this year after successful races in the last 4 years. Multi terrain course within the Forest trails in woodland surroundings. Voted the favourite route of 2018 & 2019!

Organiser Updates (4)

Race 1 - Salcey Forest

sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 21/05/2021 at 16:47
Thank you to all the participants that took part in Race 1 of the Northants 5K Race Series Wednesday evening at Salcey Forest. It was great to see you and be back running our events! Provisional results are ready to view: Race 1 Results any issues/changes please contact [email protected]

Want a chance of winning a £200 Cotswold Outdoor Voucher or a Membership to a local Forestry England site! Complete the survey below from our Race 1 Hosts Salcey Forest

Have you checked your address?

sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 28/04/2021 at 12:45
Hi all, just a quick reminder to check your address. We will be packing and posting your Race Packs for the race at Salcey Forest on the 19th May and will be using the address you submitted last year when you entered. If you have MOVED HOUSE or haven't listed an address please could you either change on your account on Race Space or email me your address by the end of the 4th MAY!
Many thanks 

UPDATE - Northants 5K Race Series 2021

sent by Northamptonshire Sport on 29/01/2021 at 16:41

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 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 09:58

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

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