The Round Norfolk Relay

15th and 16th September 2018

Running in NorfolkThe Round Norfolk Relay follows the Norfolk county boundary for a distance of 195 miles. Unlike the Green Belt and Welsh Castles Relays which are run as 22 or 20 individual races over two days, the Round Norfolk Relay is run continuously with teams of 17 runners passing the baton from one runner to the next at each stage. The race features a staggered start, much like our club handicap, with the intention that every team ultimately finishes at the same time. Check out the Round Norfolk Relay website for more details.

RNR baton handoverAfter leaving King's Lynn, the route follows the ruggedly beautiful Norfolk coastline, alternating between road and coastal path, to Great Yarmouth. Turning southwest, it then passes through the special features of Breckland, including a stretch of Thetford Forest, before swinging northeast, over the Fens and back to race headquarters in King's Lynn.

Mostly run on roads, the course is gently undulating, has one stretch of light sandy track through the forest and several miles of coastal path. Each runner runs one stage, with stages varying from about 5 to 20 miles in length. Runners are accompanied by a cyclist or a car on all road stages for safety.

Want more information? Visit the race website:

This is a report from the 2015 race.

Contact: RNR team email