The 2024 Saxons 5 Mile Race

11am Sunday 6th October 2024

The Saxons 5 Mile Race is held at: Saxmundham Running & Fitness, Carlton Park, Saxmundham, IP17 1AT. The race is open to all runners aged 15 and over and is a multi terrain race on field, footpaths and road. There will be winner’s prizes and a race memento for every finisher.

Runners in a field
Image: Phil Donlan

Photo gallery

Check out the photos from the 2023 Five Mile Race on Flickr

Junior Race, 10am

The Junior Fun Run has been in action since 2015 and takes place around the field at Carlton Park before the main race begins. It’s just £2 to enter the Junior Fun Run and you can only enter on the day.

How to Enter

There are 250 places available for the Saxons Five Mile Race.

If you are an Affiliated athlete with an England Athletics Registration Number you can select the club you run for. If not, select the unaffiliated option.

Adult entry fees:

  • Affiliated Runners: £14
  • Unaffiliated Runners: £16

On the day entry is subject to availability and an additional £2 fee. Cash only we cannot take card payments.

Please Note:

  • Entering the race will be considered acceptance that you are fit and healthy to complete the race and you do so entirely at your own risk.
  • The Saxons will in no way be liable for any injury, loss, illness, damage or accident howsoever occasioned resulting from the event.
  • Once you have registered it will not be possible to transfer your place to anyone else.
  • Entries are non-refundable.

The Route On the Day

  • Changing facilities, toilets and refreshments will be available at the start and finish; there’s always great cake on sale at very reasonable prices!
  • Baggage storage available
  • Free parking is available at the Carlton Park sports ground
  • Race numbers will be given out on the day so please ensure you arrive in good time to collect your number
  • The race starts on the sports field of Carlton Park
  • The race is well marshalled and should you need assistance during the race please go to your nearest marshall point and they will radio for help if necessary
  • All earphones are prohibited
  • Dogs on leads are allowed at Carlton Park with spectators but not allowed on the race itself
  • Medical cover will be provided on the day
  • Chip timing will be provided.

Awards and Prizes

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Males and Females
  • 1st placed M40 / M50 /M60 / M70
  • 1st placed F40 / F50 / F60 / F70
  • Ladies Team Award ~ 1st 3 Ladies to score
  • Men’s Team Award ~ 1st 3 Men to score

Please note only one individual prize per competitor, which will be the highest ranked award

Winners trophy


Could you be a 2024 race sponsor?

If you would like to support our club and be a race sponsor we’d love to hear from you, please email:

Thank you to our 2023 Race Sponsors!


Putting on any race event requires support from many volunteers helping with everything from marshalling, running water stations or making cakes and refreshments.  Whilst we encourage all our members to help with the organisation and safe running of this event we’d love help from non-members too. If you are able to spare a few hours on 6th October and would like to support us please email with your contact details.


The results of last year’s race can be found here: THE SAXONS 5 MILE RACE 2023 RESULTS