Street 5K & WCH supported races
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Wells City Harriers have a long tradition of organising various races and events across the area and we have helped various other community groups to ensure that their events are organised to a good standard.
Unfortunately Covid-19 restrictions meant the cancellation of all of the Club organised races since mid-March 2020. We were able to hold the final event of the Street 5k & junior 1k/2k races that month but there was no Street Series October 2020-March 2021. We are currently planning on organising a Series again starting in October 2021.
The information that follows is what happens usually (but not necessarily happening due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Race The Night 5k! Our main flagship event is the Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Road Race Series, and accompanying 1k and 2k junior races held on the second Wednesday of every month between October and March. We plan on organising this Series again from October 2021 and it may be possible to enter the Series on line, in advance, for best entry discount with additional discounts for England Athletics members as usual. First Timers at Street Night 5k will get an award and pb awards through the Series along with other category awards and spot prizes! Suitable for all abilities. Read on below.
Usually 3rd Sunday in February Babcary 7.6 mile road race & junior races - supported by Wells City Harriers. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series).The 2020 race was held - see report here. The 2021 version was cancelled.
Usually a Sunday in April the Butleigh 10km Multi-terrain race - supported by Wells City Harriers. Link to website & info here. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series). The 2020 version was cancelled- Contact organisers direct for any other information as they may look to hold the race later in 2021.
Usually on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday Wells Fun Runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages - from 600m to 10km (10km race is usually part of the Somerset Race Series). Link to entry page here Now Cancelled for 2020 & 2021- hopefully back in 2022.
Usually on the late August Bank Holiday Sunday sees the Baltonsborough 5 mile Road Race & junior runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages. The last edition was held in 2019 (see link below) with the 2020 edition cancelled. We await news on whether the 2021 edition will go ahead.
Any enquiries about the Race the Night 5k Street Series should be directed to the Race Series Director Lynne Elstob (contact details on entry form when available). Race results, photos and any report will be posted up within a day or two of each race on the Harrier Front Page. Reports and results from all races last year can also be seen below.