Hitchin 5km Race Overview

All Races for 2020 are currently cancelled due to COVID-19, keep an eye on our facebook page for latest updates. The proposed 2021 date is the 26th September 2021. All entries from 2020 will be carried forwards to 2021.

Entry

You can enter the race here, entries close the week of the race.

Background

The Hitchin 5km is set in the town center of the historic Hitchin.  It is a uniquely set up course that is fast and flat and has great PB potential!  It is a great opportunity to race around the town, taking in the sites such as the historic market square, the local and unique independent shops, the historic buildings, the pathways that run by the famous church and river and not to mention to iconic steel statues that sit outside Coopers Yard!  All participants will get a bespoke medal and refreshments post-race.

Course

The course itself is 2 laps, both being 2.5km each, it’s gradually evolved over the last few years that we have been running it.  The route is mostly on paths but some roads need to be crossed to join up the race route, but no major roads are used.  We have marshals along the entire route so it is perfectly safe. The risks along the route include concrete posts, other types of posts, bins, bus shelters, some road crossings, cobbled road sections, some tight turns, pedestrians and road vehicles. Every effort will be made to reduce these risks.

Race Instructions

Full race instructions for the day can be found here.