The Lord Mayor's 5k City Centre Classic was first staged in 1996 and is widely regarded as the road race with the best atmosphere in the east of England thanks to an audience of 50,000 enthusiastic spectators.
Our event immediately precedes the annual Lord Mayor’s Procession through Norwich city centre (usually on the first Saturday of July) and provides an opportunity for athletes to race on a two-lap traffic-free course. The race starts on Whitefriars and finishes in Tombland - please view the course map here.
Athletes who have taken part in previous years tell us that the buzz and excitement generated by those spectating is quite unique.
Both our course records holders have pretty decent pedigrees. 1996 Chicago Marathon winner and double Olympian Paul Evans (then Belgrave Harriers, later City of Norwich AC) set the men’s record of 14mins 11secs back in 2000 – it's a mark that has now stood for 18 years and some say it will never be beaten. And our fastest woman to date is current GB international Gemma Steel (Charnwood AC) who clocked 15mins 59secs in both 2011 & 2012.
|5k||16:45 pm||Enter Race (external link)|