If you’re after a fun fitness challenge in the picturesque setting of a historic Norfolk market town, then this one’s for you.
Each year 3,000 runners gather in King’s Lynn to take part in the Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10K.
The wonderfully scenic route takes in the pretty town centre, River Ouse pathway and The Walks. Runners also pass famous landmarks such as the Custom House, Red Mount and Greyfriars Tower along the way.
The course is flat and suitable for all, making the event enormously popular. In fact, this event sold out the last few years. So, if you want to get a fun, friendly and fantastic spring event in your running diary, book your place now!
Other runners say
“Great organised 10k around King’s Lynn, taking in views of the Walks, the river and several historic buildings along the way. The course is very flat so great to try and get a PB.”James Harrison GEAR 10K
“Great support on a nice, varied course. Plenty of water on route and at finish. Great goody bag and medal.”Paul Youngman GEAR 10K
“Fab organising, beautiful course, flat and really enjoyable with all the support and music on the way round.”Wendy Benton GEAR 10K
Online entries are now OPEN
Entrants must be 15 years or over on event day
Run For All encourage people of all abilities to take part in the GEAR 10K. Please contact us in advance with any specific requirements
- Chip timing
- Finisher’s goody bag
- Quality tech T-shirt
- Exclusive medal
- A fantastic experience!
(subject to change)
Located in Tuesday Market Place. Open times will be announced closer to the start date.
You will be able to drop your baggage at the Baggage Store in Tuesday Market Place from 9.00am.
Bottled water is available on course and at the finish. Please see the route map for locations. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.
Support & entertainment
Bottled water has been kindly provided by at 5K and at the finish. Participants are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.
The Recipharm GEAR 10K partners with several local and national charities. Our partner charities will have a presence within the event village to meet and greet their runners and raise awareness of the important work of those good causes.
Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. In addition there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish
Food and Drink
There are a number of bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants, and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.
Running in headphones is permitted. However, it is vital you can still hear marshals’ instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors throughout the event, so please set your volume accordingly.
Race number information
Race numbers will be posted to all entrants.
Specific dates of posting will be confirmed closer to event date.
What if I'm coming from overseas?
Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.
However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at email@example.com with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
How to get there
Travelling by car
Get to West Norfolk via the M11, A10 or A1 from the south and via the A47 and A17 from the Midlands and the North.
King's Lynn Car Parks
|King's Lynn (GEAR 10k) Car Parks|
|Closed Throughout||Accessible Pre-Race (Closed During)||Accessible Throughout|
|Common Staithe Quay||Broad Street (until 08:00)||Albert Street|
|Tuesday Market Place||Baker Lane (until 08:00)||Austin Street West|
|South Quay (until 08:00)||Juniper|
|Boal Street (until 08:00)||St James Car Park|
|Church Street (until 08:00)||Chapel Street|
|St James Court (until 08:00)||Paradise Lane|
Travelling by bus
Tel: 08717 818181
First’s Excel service X1 connects King’s Lynn with Peterborough and Norwich.
Tel: 0345 602 0121
Travelling by train
Govia Thameslink Railway operates services from London King’s Cross to Downham Market and King’s Lynn – hourly to King’s Lynn (half hourly at peak times) with average journey time 1 hr 40 mins. East Midlands Trains offer connecting services from the Midlands and the North via Peterborough and Ely.
BY THAMESLINK RAILWAY
Tel: 0345 0264700
East Midlands Trains
Tel: 03457 125678
National Rail Enquiries
Tel: 03457 484950
For more information on West Norfolk and King’s Lynn, go to Visit West Norfolk.