Saffron Striders Fast 5 – Sunday 30th September 2018

Now back for 2018, a fast, chip-timed 5 mile race organised by Saffron Striders RC. This flat course is run entirely off-road on a disused airfield.

Information for the 2018 Race

  • The race starts at Carver Barracks, Water Lane, Debden, near Saffron Walden, CB10 2YA.
  • It is a family-friendly event suitable for runners of all abilities.
  • The adults race starts at 10:30am with a race memento for all finishers.
  • Entry fees are £12 affiliated runners, £14 unaffiliated.
  • All Race Numbers with Chips attached are to be collected on the day. Please allow plenty of time on the day to collect your number. No refunds, please contact us for transfers.
  • Ample parking will be available at Carver Barracks, Water Lane, Debden. Please use the entrance to the airfield and NOT the main entrance to the Barracks.
  • The use of ipods, mp3 players etc by competitors contravenes UKA rules. Anyone using these devices during the race will be disqualified.
  • Due to the nature of the course we are unfortunately unable to cater for wheelchair contestants.
  • Minimum age of 16 on race day.
  • No accompanying dogs or cyclists.
  • Toilets, Refreshments and Bag Drop are all available on site.

Children’s Race

  • Starts at 10.00am, only £2 to enter (all entries on the day) and a medal for all finishers. Download an entry form here, and bring along on the day to collect your race number

The Route:

A fast, flat, rural off-road course.

How to Enter: Chip timing provided by Active Training World. Entries now open


Our Race Director – Alistair Cooke

Race queries contact:


  • Memento to all finishers.
  • Presentation ceremony shortly after the race.
  • Trophies (one per winner) will be awarded as follows:
    • First three males
    • First three females
    • First MV40, MV50, MV60
    • First FV35, FV45, FV55

Results will be available here

Thanks to all our sponsors