3K Fun Run Route

Sunday 15th September 2024 @11:00am

Below is a map of the intended race route – please refer to the orange route marked on the map below.

All runners, if they have not yet received their race bibs in the post, will need to collect them from outside the cricket pavilion on The Duchy Field (postcode CO7 6AH) from 9-10.30am on the day. There will be a separate stands for 3k and 10k registrations.

Please note that car parking is NOT available at The Duchy Field. See below for parking directions.

The 3k Fun Run starts at the same place as the 10k which is on Crown Street.

From the South; Postcode: CO7 6AD

Dedham is on the Essex/ Suffolk border, about 50mins drive up A12 from the M25. Drive past all exits to Colchester. After Shell garage on left, take 3rd exit (including exit immediately after Shell garage), sign-posted Dedham and Stratford St. Mary (B1029). Turn right immediately off A12, past church and right at T-junction. Continue 1 mile to bridge over river Stour. Parking options are as set out below.


From the North; Postcode: CO7 6AD

Dedham is about 1hr 15mins drive from Cambridge down A14. At Copdock Interchange at Ipswich, turn right down A12 towards London.

After 10 mins driving, take next exit after East Bergholt, sign-posted Dedham. Turn left off A12 and continue 1 mile across the River Stour into Dedham. Parking options are as set out below.


Here are the main options for car parking in Dedham, which will likely fill-up in the following order:

  1. Mill Lane Car Park. Capacity 127. Full details can be found here: http://www.colchester.gov.uk/milllane
  2. Mill Pond Car Park. Capacity 24. Full details can be found here: http://www.colchester.gov.uk/millpond
  3. Field Car Park (Brook Street). Capacity 500. This will be sign-posted “Event Parking” and will be closed at 1.30pm prompt.
  4. Dedham Primary School. Capacity 25.

We request all participants AVOID parking on the Manningtree Road as this causes congestion around the road closure and jeopardises the safety of the runners.