Fun Run at Sutton Hoo

Fun Run

On Sunday 23 September 2018 we’re launching our first ever Fun Run here at Sutton Hoo, raising money for the exciting changes soon to be happening with our HLF Sutton Hoo Project.

The Sutton Hoo Fun Run will be a 5K run through the beautiful scenery of our site, looping around the entire estate. The route heads up to the burial mounds, down through Top Hat wood and round via the road to Home Wood and Brown’s Planting before circling around our Pinewood Walk again.

Sutton Hoo 5K Fun Run Map
Sutton Hoo 5K Fun Run Map
Sutton Hoo 5K Fun Run Map

A link to download this map detailing the exact route is available at the bottom of this page.

As this is through the countryside, the terrain will vary over the whole course from woodland paths, gravel to tarmac roads. Anyone familiar with the site will know that there are no large mountains to scale but you will be going up and down the valleys, so there will be some incline to challenge yourselves on.

Maybe you want to get fit, maybe you want to beat your personal best – this run is for everyone, all ages and all abilities. Participants under 16 are more than welcome to join us as well, but will need to either be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or provide written permission.

There will be a timing clock at the end to see how well you did and a medal for completing the course.

Whatever your reason, the aim is to have fun - and all whilst you’re helping to support us with our ‘Releasing the Sutton Hoo Story’ major project, transforming your experience of Sutton Hoo.

The Details

The race itself will begin at 9am with registration opening at 8am.

On registration you will receive your number where you can fill in your name on the back, as well as an emergency contact and any extra information which might be helpful in an emergency (for instance, allergies).

Faster runners will be placed towards the front, and those with dogs (on short leads please!) at the back.

Our café will be open throughout the entire event for hot and cold food and drinks – a perfect reward for finishing, perhaps?

Tickets will be £7.50 per participant or £10 on the day and there are only 300 available – so book yours soon!

All of the money from your entry will be going directly towards our fundraising goal for our HLF Project, helping us to transform Sutton Hoo next year.

If you want to sign up, you can book your place via our online booking system over on our events page; you will then be sent your confirmed e-ticket as well as a Customer Information Sheet (CIS) containing all you need to know.

All participants who have booked their place also need to print off our ‘Sutton Hoo 5K Participants Information’ sheet (see just below) and bring this with them on the day along with your e-ticket. One of the information sheets must be filled out per participant.

Sutton Hoo misty morning landscape

5K Fun-draising run

Take part in our 5K fundraising run - click here for how to book!