Action packed events coming to Fakenham this Easter

PUBLISHED: 10:30 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:30 23 January 2018

Fakenham Funday race events to be held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Fakenham Funday race events to be held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.


Running and cycling events are set to hit Fakenham this Easter as the town welcomes its third Easter Action Fun Day.

The energetic events will be held by Active Fakenham in the Market Place and surroundings areas on April 1, with people being invited to enjoy a range of races, a variety of stalls, live entertainment and a big selection of food and drink.

Among the events, there will be a 5km running race for all levels as well as a 1km fun run, with children being rewarded with a bag of treats.

Participants can choose if they want to run for a new personal best, for charity or for both.

For those more comfortable on a bike, they can take part in one or more of the four Criterium races where cyclists speed round a circuit for several laps, hoping to be the first over the line.

Thanks to feedback during previous years there will also be a new Toddle ‘n’ Trike fun race for under-5s, accompanied by an adult.

Organiser Richard Crook said: “We are really excited to be holding the third Easter Action Fun Day on Easter Sunday.

“We are hoping it will be even bigger and better, the feedback we have had from previous years has been great and there has been some serious racing as well as many people getting out there to have a go.

“As in previous years a 1K circuit through the town centre will be closed to traffic while we hold a series of running and cycle races for all abilities and ages. The focus is on being inclusive, getting outside in the early spring and having fun.

“Booking is now open for the Criterium and running races and can be accessed through the Active Fakenham website. These are official UK Athletics RunEngland and British Cycling events and are open to everyone.

“Runners in the 5k race and riders will all be given individual chips so they can measure their time. Children entering the Fun Run will all receive an Easter goody bag and all runners get a medal.”

He added that the organisers apologised for any inconvenience that may be caused by the road closures but they hope it will be an entertaining event for Fakenham residents, as well as visitors.

For more information on the events or to volunteer on the day visit the Active Fakenham website.

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