Welcome to Ultra:5K

If you are new to Ultra:5K, you missed a great first and second year. After an incredibly successful 2017 event, 2018 was amazing! Join us on Sunday 14th July 2019 and a be a part of this amazing new event! This is a unique race format, which introduces the element of strategy into your running.


The event format

The format is simple, but very challenging if you do the full event.
There are 2 options on race day…

Ultra 5k individual 5 – 5 x 5k races on the hour every hour for 5 hours.
Ultra 5k individual 3 – 3 x 5k races on the hour every hour for 3 hours.

Runners must be 17 or older on the day of the event.

Who wins?

The fastest cumulative time over the 5 or 3 races will be the winner.



Race times

The 5 race options will start at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00.
 The 3 race options will start at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00.
 You can only start the official races. If you run a 20 minute 5k, then you have 40 minutes recovery before the next 5k to recover. Equally if you take 40 minutes to run 5k, you have 20 minute recovery time before the next race start.

What do you do between races?

There will be a holding area where runners can stay. Within this area food, drink and nutrition will be provided along with soft tissue work to loosen those tired muscles.

You will be looked after in the runners holding area, but you don’t have to stay in the area between races if you don’t want to. Feel free to wander out and talk to friends and family. But please make sure you are ready for the start of each race.

There will be refreshments available and entertainment going on during the event.


The first 3 overall and the first 3 female runners in the individual categories, as well as the first 3 winning relay teams (5 person and 3 person) will receive prizes.

The venue

The race takes place at the brilliant Box End Park near Kempston. The venue has a host of activities which you could participate in after the race (if you have the energy!). Why not take a look at what is going on at http://www.boxendpark.com

The course

The course is mainly grass and trail with some technical turns and short sharp rises. Standard running shoes should be suitable.


There is ample parking on site. Please follow the directions onsite for race participants.


Toilets will be available onsite. There will also be food and drink for spectators to purchase. Runners will have complimentary refreshments in the holding area as part of their race entry fee.

For terms and conditions, click here.