Street 5K & WCH supported races
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Wells City Harriers have a long tradition of organising various races and events across the area and we have helped various other community groups to ensure that their events are organised to a good standard.
Race The Night 5k! Our main flagship event is the Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Road Race Series, and accompanying 1k and 2k junior races - this year held on the second Wednesday of every month between November and March.
Street 5k resumes on Wednesday 10th November – ENTER ONLINE NOW!
32nd year of the Series!
The Wells City Harriers monthly Street 5k & junior races of 1k and 2k, which have been paused over this past Covid period, will return on Wednesday 10th November and then every 2nd Wednesday of the month through to March 2022. November's race will be edition Number 187….
ENTER the Series or an individual race online at least 24 hours in advance please. No entry on night. £20 for 5 races for those with individual England Athletics registration; & £30 for those without EA. (£5/£7 for each individual race). Awards to all that are ‘first timers’ to etc.
ENTRY LINK HERE via RUNBRITAIN
If you enter the Series then keep your race number for subsequent races.
JUNIOR RUNNERS WELCOME
There will be the usual 5 laps of the circuit for 5k (age 13 upwards encouraged); and a 1k race ( 1 lap) aimed at School years 5 & 6; and a 2k race (2 laps) for those in School years 7 & 8. (as an 11 year old you can enter the 5k but we’d rather you had a go at breaking the course records for the 2k!). £10 for the Series of 5 junior races or £2 for one race. Entry forms at Harrier training...
This Series is being co-Race Directed by Ed Tickner & Paul Chadwick and we wish to thank Lynne Elstob, our previous Race Director, for her sterling work over the previous few years. If you aren't running you can help by volunteering to marshal.
Each runner of any age and ability will be encouraged, as usual, to run as quickly as they can on the night with good support, and the timing clock every 1k, and to get quicker across the Series with little incentives during the Series…..
Usually 3rd Sunday in February Babcary 7.6 mile road race & junior races - supported by Wells City Harriers. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series).The 2020 race was held - see report here. The 2021 version was cancelled.
Usually a Sunday in April the Butleigh 10km Multi-terrain race - supported by Wells City Harriers. Link to website & info here. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series). The 2020 version was cancelled- Contact organisers direct for any other information as they may look to hold the race later in 2021.
Usually on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday Wells Fun Runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages - from 600m to 10km (10km race is usually part of the Somerset Race Series). Link to entry page here Cancelled for 2020 & 2021- hopefully back in 2022.
Usually on the late August Bank Holiday Monday sees the Baltonsborough 5 mile Road Race & junior runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages. As at May 2021 there are plans in hand for this to take place at the end of August 2021. LINK HERE. for race details.
Any enquiries about the Race the Night 5k Street Series should be directed to the Race Series Director Lynne Elstob (contact details on entry form when available). Race results, photos and any report will be posted up within a day or two of each race on the Harrier Front Page. Reports and results from all races last year can also be seen below.