5k In The Park Series

5k In The Park Series

In association with Lee Merrien Running

5k road races held within the confines of Saumarez Park on a regular basis throughout the year from spring to early autumn.

A UKA Certified  measured 4 lap course starting and finishing by the triangle in the middle of the park.

March event is Sunday at 9am.  Otherwise friday evenings starting at 6:15pm.   Enter on day.


Consult the fixtures page or event calendar for the race schedule – usually the last  Friday of the Month

2017 Races:

Date Series
Sun 12th March   (9am) Lee Merrien Running
Fri 26th May Lee Merrien Running
Fri 7th July Lee Merrien Running
Fri 4th August Lee Merrien Running
Fri 1st Sept Lee Merrien Running


Entry :

  • On the day from 45mins before the start
  • Free for GIAAC members and Lee Merrien Running athletes can race in the Lee Merrien Running series for free as well.
  • £5.00 for all others
  • Retain your race number to re use on other occasions

Juniors :

Juniors should run the distance that is appropriate to their age and training experience (how many years been training and relative level of ability.

  • School Year 6- 7 are limited to a 2 lap 2.5km run held at the same time
  • Less experience Year 8’s should also 2 laps – 2.5k
  • Advanced Year 8’s can run 5k, but best check with coaches for specific individual advice
  • School Year 9 and above can run 5k, or may choose to run 2.5k

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