Ali Brownlee 5K 2022

Postponed to 2022



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We are privileged to have become the guardians of the Ali Brownlee Riverside 5K Fun Run.

Ali was a well-known radio broadcaster who continues to be fondly remembered for his incredible community fundraising work.

Find out all about Ali Brownlee 

Runners of all abilities are welcome and fantastic local support is guaranteed.

The Ali Brownlee 5K is certain to be a fun, friendly and rewarding experience for everyone.



Entries for the Ali Brownlee Riverside 5K are closed

Entrants must be 11 years or over on event day.

Run For All encourages and supports participation from runners of all abilities. Please contact us in advance with any specific requirements. 


  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience!

Event timings

Event timings

08.15 Race office, baggage store and assembly zones open
09.45 Ali Brownlee 5K warm up
10.00 Ali Brownlee 5K starts

Route Map

Route Map

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Elevation Map

Elevation Map

(Subject to Change)



Race office

The race office will be open on Saturday morning from 8.15am.

Baggage store

Runners will be able to deposit their baggage free of charge at our baggage store.

Drink stations

Bottled water is available at the finish. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.

Support & entertainment

A variety of performers and charity cheerleaders will be on hand to keep you motivated around the course. If you are an entertainer and would like to join us please click here.

Event village

The Ali Brownlee 5K partners with several local and national charities will be on hand in Centre Square to meet and greet runners and to raise awareness of the important work they do.

First aid

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.



SHOKZ – approved headphones for RUN FOR ALL events

Using bone conduction technology award winning SHOKZ (formerly AfterShokz) deliver stereophonic sound through your cheekbones to your inner ear.

This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises as well as race instructions from marshals and fellow competitors -potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.

Exclusively approved for use by UK Athletics. Official Headphone Partners of England, Scottish, Welsh Athletics and Athletics Northern Ireland.

15% discount offer. 

There is a 15% discount offer for all Run for All entrants. To receive this discount, entrants must purchase SHOKZ headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact us form here.


Race number information

Race number Collection

Race number Collection

The Ali Brownlee 5K is collection only 

Further details will be shared nearer to the event.

Using your race number bib

Using your race number bib

  • Timing chip

  • Bib number

  • Arm position

  • Keep your number safe

  • Your memento

info 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


Partner charities

Partner charities

If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack at least 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.




The Ali Brownlee 5K is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners