Alton Water Run


Put 1st January 2017 in the diary now as date of registration opening.

The Alton Water Run is a fantastic event, in spectaclar scenery, at the beautiful Alton Water reservoir on the Suffolk / Essex border. With runs to suit all ages and abilities it is the perfect Sunday out for spectators as well as runners, only 20 minutes from Colchester and only 10 minutes from Ipswich.

It’s the perfect Sunday out for spectators as well as runners !


The Alton Water Run has three routes:

The 2k is open to all, including children in pushchairs and teams in fancy dress

The 5k run is a Chip-timed race for 11+  children and adults with a winding route through woodlands and fields, a great alternative to Parkrun and fantastic for C25K runners.

And the 10k run is a Chip-timed race attracting runners from across the region – this route crosses woodland, fields and country lanes. Great training for potential marathon and half marathon runners as well as those who are hoping to better their time on 10k or to achieve this goal for the first time. Minimum age is 15.

The Alton Water Run has a festival feel with fabulous food stalls, live music, children’s entertainment and side stalls, a café, picnic area and playground, as well as the acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside for bird watching, kayaking, hiking and bike riding, making it a perfect day out on a Sunday. There’s ample parking and it’s easy to find. The Alton Water Run is supported by Anglian Water alongside many other regional businesses. The run is a registered charity raising much needed funds for the small rural schools around the reservoir – Stutton Primary School, Tattingstone Primary School, Holbrook Primary School and Holbrook Academy.