2023 Scores Race

Well done to everyone who took part in the 2022 Scores Race, see you all next year.

Final race information can be downloaded here

The 2022 Scores Race, a unique race in Britain’s most easterly town, will take place again on Sunday 28th August 2022 with huge thanks to our sponsors Lowestoft Town Council, Birds Eye, and Molecular-UK.

The senior race (16 years +) will start at 2:30pm, and the Junior race (9-15 years) will start at 2.35pm.

This will be the 25th anniversary race, organised by Waveney Valley Athletic Club, taking in the historic scores in Lowestoft. Starting and finishing in the upper high street, competitors can be assured of a great atmosphere and plenty of spectators.

This demanding race comprises of 13 stepped and sloped scores over a course of approximately 4.75 miles and 401 steps (Senior Race) and approximately 1.4 miles and 254 steps (Junior Race).

A small section of the course is currently undergoing maintenance and may need to be rerouted; however we will endeavour to keep the course as close as possible to previous years and not miss any inclines!

A high quality bespoke 25th anniversary medal will be awarded to all finishers together with a Scores Race technical t-shirt. Please provide us with your desired t-shirt size when booking and if you simply have enough t-shirts, you can opt out and we will donate £5 to local charity Pink Orange (www.pinkorange.co.uk) providing food packages to create healthy meals to families in need.

We are conscious about waste created by races and taking measures to mitigate this and reduce our carbon footprint. As such, there will be a table to leave your own (named!) bottle at the finish line so as not to use single-use bottles of water in addition to the option to opt out of the t-shirt.

It goes without saying that this race wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our sponsors – Gold Sponsor Lowestoft Town Council (www.lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk), Silver Sponsor Birds Eye (www.birdseye.co.uk) and Bronze Sponsors Molecular-UK (www.molecular-uk.com).

Thanks also to graphic design support from Graphic Solutions, water from ASDA and portaloos from Sole Bay Waste & Recycling.

We are delighted that Christchurch is supporting us with race HQ again this year with (limited) changing facilities, bag drop and post-race refreshments. This is also where prize-giving and t-shirt collection will take place.

Entries are non-refundable (except in the unlikely circumstance that the race is cancelled) and unfortunately cannot be deferred but transfers are available until midnight on 26/08/2022.


Enter at https://totalracetiming.co.uk/race/359
Entries are limited to 375 Seniors and 75 Juniors 

Due to the large amount of marshals and helpers needed for this important club event we will be requesting any club member who enters should put forward a volunteer in their place. The race will take up to 80 odd people to run but generates a substantial income for the club so we feel we need to implement this policy. If you would like to chat about this approach please contact one of the committee or myself.       

Competitors from Birds Eye please contact Tim Earl, Race Director (email hidden; JavaScript is required) before entering.


This race requires a considerable number of marshals. If you or a friend/relative can help out we would love to hear from you. Please email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Senior Race details

The Senior race is open to all competitors over the age of 16 on race day. Prizes will be awarded for the first three finishers (male and female) and age group winners in 5 year bands from 40-70. There will be team prizes for affiliated Clubs and works/social teams.

The race is licensed by UK athletics, details at Runbritain.

Senior Race Map

Junior Race details

The Junior race will again be open to Juniors from the age of 9. Separate prizes will be awarded in the 9-12 and 13-15 age groups.

The race is licensed by UK athletics, details at Runbritain.

Junior Race Map


Past results

Scores Race History (Senior)

Scores Race History (Junior)


2019 Senior and Junior results

2018 Senior and Junior results

2017 Senior and Junior results

2016 Senior and Junior results

2015 Senior and Junior results

2014 Senior and Junior results

2013 Senior and Junior results

2012 Senior and Junior results

2011  Senior and Junior results

2010 Senior and Junior results

2009 Senior and Junior (10-12/13-15) results

2008 Senior and Junior results

2007 Senior and Junior results

2006 Senior and Junior results

2005 Senior and Junior results