Team event Ekiden Relay – July 14th 2019 Enter now. Everyone welcome.

29 March 2019 - By Brigid Wallen

The date for this year’s Ekiden Relay, hosted by Ipswich JAFFA, is Sunday July 14th.  For the benefit of our newer members, this is a marathon distance relay split over 6 legs as follows:

Leg 1 ~ 7.2km

Leg 2 ~ 5km

Leg 3 ~ 10km

Leg 4 ~ 5km

Leg 5 ~ 10km

Leg 6 ~ 5km

The race will take place in the grounds of Woodbridge School, Suffolk.  Each lap is an accurately measured 2.5k run mainly on grass.

This is a great day out for Witham Running Club members and their families.  The school grounds are transformed into a riot of colour as all the clubs pitch their gazebos and fly their flags.  Each runner receives a massive cheer from their clubmates as they pass by.  You can bring cakes and picnics and there will also be a barbeque and refreshments available to buy on the day.  Changing facilities available but no showers.

Due to the popularity of this event, there is a race limit of 200 teams therefore, if you are interested in taking part, please add your name to the list via the link below asap.  We will need to move quickly to reserve team entries.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please speak to your captains.

Bill & Brigid.

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  1. Chelsie Hearn Chelsie Hearn says:

    Could I please do 5km or 7.2km, Thankyou! Chelsie

  2. Brigid Wallen says:

    Yes of course Chelsie, we will ensure you run one of those distances.

  3. Chelsie Hearn Chelsie Hearn says:


  4. Karen Flowers says:

    Hi Brigid – Would it be possible to run either the 2nd or 4th leg?

  5. Brigid Wallen says:

    No problem Karen

  6. Simon Scott Simon Scott says:

    7.2 km please

  7. Brigid Wallen says:

    Okie dokie

  8. Bethany Shippey Bethany Shippey says:

    Hi Brigid
    Could I do the 5k please?

  9. Daniel Griffiths says:

    Hi Brigid
    Could I do the 10 or 7.2 please

  10. Brigid Wallen says:

    Thanks Dan, I will put down for for one of those distances.

  11. Brigid Wallen says:

    No problem Bethany, I’ll put you down for a 5k leg

  12. Andrew Lager says:

    10k if possible for me please 🙂

  13. Brigid Wallen says:

    Anything is possible!

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