16 July 2022: Thetford River Day 5k run

Join us on a 5K route that explores the River Little Ouse from Nuns Bridges to Kingfisher Lakes. We'll be meeting in Lady Gentle Meadow on Thetford's Spring Walk where there'll be fun and games (a ball pond, play tent, swing ball, skittles etc), gazebos, and space for a picnic if you fancy bringing an apres-run lunch (we'll be providing free cold drinks). 

You can then spend the afternoon visiting the organisations that will have set up stalls to celebrate River Day on or near Thetford Riverside. Registration is from 10:00 and the run itself starts at 11:00. It will be chip timed for those who want to test themselves on this fairly flat but partly off-road 5K run.

The route itself is straightforward; out and back, with a drinks station at the halfway point. This event is suitable for all ages, including single buggies, but because we are following the river any child under 16 years of age must always be kept within arm's length of an adult. Fancy dress is optional, but we will be offering a prize or two for the best water-themed costumes (there are certainly mermaids and sharks in the Little Ouse!) 

On the day keep your eyes out not only for swans, ducks and geese, but also for kingfishers and storks, and maybe the occasional splash of a fish or even an otter.

We are working with the Fen Edge Rivers and Landscape Partnership and Thetford Town Council's River Day team with the aim of demonstrating how our river is a fabulous community asset.

Run starts at 11:00, registration from 10:00.

When: 16 July, 11:00 

Where: Lady Gentle Meadow, Spring Walk, Thetford, IP24 3BU

How much: Adult £8, Child £5

You can get your tickets here. 

Last updated: 16/05/2022 09:24:30