Eaton Park, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
Sunday September 24th 2017
Go Dad Run founder and triple world champion athlete Colin Jackson will be joined by fellow world champion Derek Redmond as they set the runners off and then put the medals around their necks when they cross the finish line in Eaton Park !
Registration will open at our Event Hub at the Bandstand in Eaton Park from 9.30 am and will close ten minutes before the beginning of the run so please arrive nice and early!
Please note that when you arrive at the Event Hub you’ll be required to sign in with your unique number you received by email when you registered online or though one of our charity partners.
You’ll then be handed your runner number, timing chip, Y’fronts and T-shirt and be ready for your warm up!
The 2017 Norwich Go Dad Run 5K run will start at 11.00 am
Free for boys aged 0-9 (boys just sign up on the day when the registered adult with them signs in as well)
£11.50 for boys aged 10 – 17
£16.50 for men aged 18 and over
The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or Big C. Thank you!
Eaton Park is 40 minutes walk from Norwich city centre. It is south west of the city, just off the outer ring road. To the east of the park is the city’s golden triangle area, and to the west Earlham Park, UEA and the Sainsbury Centre.
Use norwich.cyclestreets.net to plan a fast and safe route to the park. There are bike stands in the park.
A cycle path along Bluebell Road provides off-road access from Eaton and Cringleford, and from UEA and Earlham.
Two Pedalways pass close to Eaton Park:
Pink Pedalway (The Avenues). From the city cross the outer ring road and take the second left (Corie Road) and the first right (De Hague Road). Eaton Park is at the end of
De Hague Road and there’s an entrance on the right.
Blue Pedalway (Newmarket Road). For a quiet route to Eaton Park from the Blue Pedalway turn onto Unthank Road (directly or via Judges Walk or Leopold road). Take the unmarked track opposite Judges Walk and beside the old gate house. At Buckingham Road turn left, take the first right onto Sotherton Road and first left on to Parmenter Road. Eaton Park will be ahead of you. The entrance is on the left.
First Bus service 25 (University to riverside and railway station)
First Bus service 26 (Hospital and University via Earlham Road to city centre)
Konectbus service 50 (From Mousehold Heath and Anglia Square)
Eaton Park has two car parks, both accessed from South Park Avenue. One is near the rose garden and Crazy Golf, and the other is near the pitch and putt and community centre. Parking is free.
These will be situated close the Event Hub at the Bandstand.
This is located next to the registration tents at the Event Hub. Please note that space is limited so it is best to travel as lightly as possible.
The group warm up will commence approximately 20 minutes before the 5K is due to start.
The 5K run will begin at 11.00 am and will take you twice around the park so we will start gathering you into the start area at 10.50 am. The run will finish where it began.
When you cross the finish line you’ll be handed your Sanlam Go Dad Run medal and your Big Yellow Goodie Bag. The first three home will also be awarded special prizes.
Eaton Park is one of Norwich’s most beautiful historic parks. Created by the Norwich Corporation in the early 20th century as a means of creating sport facilities and providing unemployment relief it was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1928.
Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about.
Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided. Drinks and snacks will be available at the finish line and there will be a water station on the course.
To view the Go Dad Run FAQ's please click here