ATW Fast FNR 5k at Colchester – 12th August 2022

Colchester Fast 5K Runners



Delivered by runners, for runners.

This is an ideal venue to chase a fast time as the course is pancake flat and on smooth tarmac. The race will be run under a full UK Athletics License and the course has been officially measured with a certificate of course accuracy. The race will be chip timed and results published on Power of 10.
There will be separate Male and Female Elite 5k races with a significant prize pot of £700 in Sportshoes vouchers, sponsored jointly by SportShoes.com and McMullen and Sons, and a team prize, so encourage your team mates to sign up too!

The elite races will form the finale of the evening and take place after the Open races have finished. It is anticipated that these Elite races will start at around 7:30pm. We anticipate this to be a competitive affair and we hope that those competing in the Open race will stay behind to cheer on the top athletes.

The Women’s and the Men’s Elite 5k are open to anyone who has run less than 21 mins(women) and 17mins (men).

The event takes place at the brand new Northern Gateway Sports Venue in Colchester. With a traffic free, tarmac course and no sharp bends, we are certain that there will be a whole bunch of proud new PB’s!

All finishers will receive an FNR (Friday Night Run) medal!

Complimentary ELITE entries – any athletes who have achieved the following times in the last two years (must be evidenced on Powerof10), please email events@activetrainingworld.co.uk for a FREE entry in to the elite race.
Men – sub: 14:30 mins
Female – sub: 17:15 mins

  • Location: Northern Gateway, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5YX
  • Start times: from 7:30pm – Elite Women 5k;  Elite Men 5k
  • Distances:  5K
  • Minimum Age:  5K – 11yrs (ages on 12/08/22)
  • Activity: Running

  • Open to: Solo participants

  • Entry Fee: from £15 per person

  • UKA License applied for
  • Refunds ATW does not offer refunds, transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement or jury service, you will only be eligible for a transfer or credit note on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note or equivalent.
  • Event Cancellation If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example – but not limited to – adverse weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a credit note for the value of their entry fee (minus the booking fee) to be used on any ATW event.
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: ATW
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the evening of the race.

Registration open from 4:30pm

There will be race briefings 5 minutes before the start.

The detailed pre-race information will be sent you by email in the week leading up to the event.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number and warm-up.


The 5k will be run on 5 laps of the brand new, lightning-fast, 1km cycle circuit.

1km  Colchester lap

Pancake flat, accurately-measured course, consisting of smooth tarmac. 

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Supporters are now welcome and encouraged to attend our races, we want to create a friendly and safe atmosphere for all our participants.

If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:



Custom designed medal for all finishers!

Add a medal insert to commemorate your time; whether it’s your first race or a new PB! Available to purchase for an additional £8.
Simply add MEDAL INSERT on your registration form and you’ll be sent the insert in the mail shortly after race day, for you to apply to your medal and display proudly!

A prizegiving will be made for the top 3 runners in each race.

A prize fund of £700 in SportsShoes.com vouchers will be shared across the top 3 Elite Male and Female finishers. 1st – £200, 2nd – £100, 3rd – £50

A team prize will be offered to the winning male and female team (3 to count)

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.


It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

On site parking

Changing is available in the sport centre.

No official baggage drop as the car park is so close.

Toilets will be provided at the event.

Water Station
There will be no water station on the course.
There will be bottles of water available, at the finish.

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the ATW Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth, gender and email details will be onto Event Chip Timing.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.

5) By entering this event, the athlete understands their relevant information will be shared with the medical provider, governing sports body and any other 3rd party deemed necessary by ATW for the safe running of the event. 


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Ticket Details

  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • If you are booking more than 1 place, please ensure that you complete the individual details for each attendee accurately answering all the questions on their behalf.
  • Please supply your estimated run time in minutes/seconds (e.g. 12.34)
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.
Details Price Qty
5K Unaffiliated £17.00 (GBP)*  
5K UKA Affiliated £15.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee

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