At the beginning of every year, the Stowmarket Striders host one of the Suffolk County Cross Country series at Haughley Park.
Through a very picturesque and exclusive park, Haughley Park offers every element required to make a great cross country course. Two laps of woodland, dips, logs and fields test the runners over the 5 to 6 mile course.
It is only open to Suffolk running clubs, but this is open to all ages and abilities and is a great social event. There are five races in the series, each approximately 5 miles over multi-terrain track and fields. The club gains points for every member that enters, so your very presence will be a boost for the club. The club with the highest points at the end of the season goes forward to the finals. There are individual prizes for age category winners (to qualify you need to run 4 out of the 5 races) but sometimes the most rewarding challenge is to just see how your performance and strength improves as the season progresses.
Juniors Start 10:45am
Seniors Start 11:00am
Fun Run for Under 11's to preceed Juniors race