Hatfield 5 Mile

29 November 2020

This event is organised by Active Training World

Hatfield 5 Mile

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Starting at 10.00am

The ever popular Hatfield 5 is back for the 7th year. This once small, local event has become a major part of the calendar for runners in Hertfordshire and beyond. It’s popularity quickly grew as word got out that the course was seriously quick! If you’re looking for a course to set a PB then this could be the one for you.

As Active Training World continue to organise events during this difficult time, we undertand that many people are nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events. 

We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)

The Hatfield 5mile race starts from 9am (see below for more information on timings). The race starts and finishes in the same location at the College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire.

Timings for the Race

Race 1 starts at 09:00

Race 2 starts at 10:00

Your race start time will be based on your estimated completion time for the distance which you will supply at registration.  This will be confirmed to you in the week before the event.

LOCATION: University of Hertfordshire, Forum Building, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9AB

Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards


Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race. See below for timings

Race headquarters is at the Forum Building on the College Lane Campus.

Registration times:

7.30am and will close at 8.45am for Race 1

8.45am and will close at 9.45am for Race 2

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event. It is mandatory to have watched this as there will no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number but do not arrive before the designated time detailed above.


Book your place

  • If you have previously used ATW to enter events,  your old registration details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. You will receive a Welcome email with a link to create your password.
  • Please supply your estimated run time in minutes/seconds (e.g. 12.34)
Details Price Qty
Hatfield 5Mile Unaffiliated Entry £17.00 (GBP)*  
Hatfield 5Mile Affiliated Entry £15.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee



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.


Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to complete a Pre-Event Health Questionnaire. This also applies to Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event.

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



Medal for all finishers

Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd man and woman prizes.

Age group prizes for M40+, M50+, M60+, M70+, W40+, W50+, W60+, W70+

1st Male Team and 1st Womens Team

There will be no prize giving ceremony at the event and all prizes will be sent in the post.


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

Course Information

The race starts at The Forum, before heading along the pavements of college lane. After two sweeping bends, you are on The Alban Way, one of the most popular running routes in Hatfield and St Albans. Next, you will turn right, then left onto Wilkins Green Lane. By the end of Wilkins Green Lane, you will have completed only 3 metres of climbing!

You will then cross The Alban Way and join Smallford Lane. Another sweeping corner takes you onto Sleapcross Gardens, before meandering onto the super-flat and super-straight A414 footpath. Take the left footpath onto Comet Way and then another left, to head back to the final mile, onto the Alban Way. Come back the way you came, into race HQ to the finish.


And after completing your 5 mile course, you will be congratulated with a custom event medal. The event will also be chip timed so you will get an accurate time for your race.

The course map is available

Other Race Information

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event. If so, you must withdraw.

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

Parking and Transport
A free car park is available on College Lane Campus. The nearest train station is Hatfield Station

Changing Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be no designated baggage area for this event.

Toilets will be avaialble at Race HQ.

Time Limit
The Hatfield 5 has a maximum time restriction of 90 minutes. After which there may not be marshals and time keepers available.

Wheelchairs & Prams
The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams.

ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer 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, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.


We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)


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

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

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


1) I am over the age of 15 on the day of the event. 

2)  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) I agree that I will not use an audio device such as MP3 or ipod as it is against UKA rules.

4)  By entering this event, I accept UKA rules.


Website details

Visit the official website here