Recipharm GEAR 10K
Sun 5 May 2024 King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK Entries close tomorrow

Recipharm GEAR 10K

If you’re after a fun fitness challenge in the picturesque setting of King's Lynn, a historic Norfolk market town, then this one’s for you with a fantastic medal and goody bag at the finish line.

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  • Sun 5 May 2024
  • Entries close tomorrow
Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn

Recipharm GEAR 10K

09:30

£24-£36

Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running

Overview

Each year, thousands of runners gather to take part in the Recipharm 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!

Highlights

  • Fun, flat, 10K fitness challenge
  • Scenic route in the pretty town centre
  • Run along the River Ouse pathway
  • Custom House, Red Mount, Greyfriars Tower
  • COOPAH training plan included
  • All abilities encouraged to take part
  • Has sold out the last few years

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams

Included

  • Race office 

    Located in Tuesday Market Place. 

  • Baggage store 

    You will be able to drop your baggage at the Baggage Store in Tuesday Market Place from 7.30am. 

  • Drink stations 

    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.

  • Charity village 

    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.

  • 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.

Corporate Challenge

The Recipharm GEAR 10K Corporate Challenge has become a key date in the East Anglian running calendar. It’s one of the region’s biggest annual events with a flat and fast course that attracts first-time runners and seasoned pros alike. 

The Corporate Challenge is more inclusive of different teams from all backgrounds, including local businesses, sports teams, clubs, family, and friends.

This is a race within a race that sees teams battle it out to be crowned Corporate Challenge Champions. The race runs alongside the main event, but rather than competing as individuals, your challenge is to work collectively to cross the line in the quickest combined time. 

The Corporate Challenge has been enjoyed by teams of all varieties, so gather the troops and enter a team to this year’s event. 

In addition to being team-focused, the Corporate Challenge boasts a more premium package, with the inclusion of a few extra perks and benefits: 

Included - Team Challenge

  • Team race day kit

    Teams will be kitted out in their own, personalised racing t-shirts. The shirts will be branded with your team name, logo and, should you be running for a particular cause, a charity logo too. By sporting these on the day, your team will be instantly recognisable – great for boosting your exposure and promoting your cause, charity, sport team, or business. 

  • Race day hospitality

    Team entries are granted access to race day hospitality. Here, you can escape the elements, meet your fellow competitors and take advantage of the free refreshments both before and after your run.

  • Team photo

    Your package also includes a digital team photo. Once we’ve captured your team’s pre-race enthusiasm, we’ll send you a link post-event – making for a great social post to celebrate your team's fantastic efforts.

  • Trophies and prizes

    Not only will all team members receive their finisher’s goody bag (including all sorts of treats, your finisher’s t-shirt and your race medal), but the winning teams will also be recognised and presented with their own award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Both the fastest female and fastest male winner will also receive an award.

  • PR and media coverage

    Teams will have the opportunity to feature in profile-raising news stories about the challenge via the many media partners and social channels. 

  • Finisher T-shirt

    All Corporate Challenge entrants will have a finisher T-Shirt included in the entry fee.

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Tuesday Market Place
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30
UK

Parking

There are numerous car parks within walking distance of the race location.

By bus

First Excel service X1 connects King's Lynn with Peterborough and Norwich.

By rail

King's Lynn is well connected by train.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Map

map
GEAR 10K ROUTE MAP
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.

Elevation profile

elevation profile

Pacers

The team of pacers will be pacing at 5-minute intervals between 40mins and 1hrs 30mins.

Headphones

You are welcome to use any headphones however bone-conducting headphones (open-ear) are recommended for this event.

Cut off time

2 hours.

Water stations

There will be one water station on the course.

Sustainability

  • Public transport links

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt

Included

  • COOPAH Training Plan
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience

Optional extra

  • Quality tech T-shirt

Training plan

training plan
COOPAH TRAINING PLAN
Your entry includes a Coopah training plan which guarantees you a race PB!

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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Corporate Challenge

Teams are a minimum of 5 members and entrants must be aged 15+ 

The cost per team of 5 is £225. Additional team members are £45 each.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£36.00

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£34.00

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£26.00

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£24.00

My first EVER run, I’m so glad I did it! I will be training for next year for sure to beat my time. Thank you to all the organisers, volunteers and crowd to keep us all going! You are hero’s! Wim S

I have nothing bad to say about this race. Fab organising, beautiful course, flat and really enjoyable with all the support and music on the way round. Wendy B

This is a great event - this year was my third time running.  It is always so well supported by the community.  I’ll be back to lovely King’s Lynn next year. Malcolm C

This was a fabulous fun run....Marshall’s were great and very encouraging. It was superbly organised friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend this race to anyone. Fantastic atmosphere thanks again to everyone involved in organising the event. Clodagh D

My first GEAR 10k. Loved it. Fantastic atmosphere, well supported. Well done to all. Samantha T

Reviews thanks to RaceCheck