Fully Closed Road 5k

Introducing the inaugural British Airways Run Gatwick 5k.  This is the perfect race for new runners that want a challenge, but don’t want to run the full 13.1 miles of the half marathon, or for experienced runners that prefer a shorter, faster race.

The race will take place the same day as the International Half Marathon, Sunday 13th May at 9.25am from Crawley’s Southgate Park. The races will be staggered with the 5k runners starting 20 minutes after the half marathon runners.

The 5k is a fully closed, single-lap route that starts in pretty Southgate Park and works its way through Crawley’s lively town centre.  This event is brought to you by the team behind the award winning Run Reigate which was voted the UK’s best half marathon in 2017.

Fully closed 5k races are usually the reserve of big cities making this a truly unique run.

About The Race

Carefully planned to offer runners a high quality experience, the 5k will enjoy the same infrastructure as the half marathon, including our huge bag drop, an exciting festival stage with live music and commentary, a warm-up and lots more.  Don't forget you'll also get your collectable 5k technical t-shirt, bespoke medal and bottled water/banana for every finisher.

Minimum age to run the 5k is 11.  All 11-15 year olds must register with the adult they will run with on event day

Each runner will receive:

  • A quality medal for all finishers
  • A 2018 collectable technical t-shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Bag storage
  • Water at the finish line
  • Pre-race warm-up
  • First aid stations in the event village and during the race
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A memorable event experience!

Event Village

Our exciting Event Village will provide a place for runners to sample sports nutrition, liaise with the organisers and meet the event’s charity partners to find out more about their vital work in the local community.

The Route