The Stevenage Phoenix 5 
11th May 2025

We are so proud to be hosting the second Phoenix 5 on 11th May 2025. This is a 5 mile race run on entirely on tarmac with no road crossings. It passes through green areas in Stevenage and the iconic Lamex Stadium. You’ll also get a great view of the new wooded area in Fairlands Valley south containing 4,000 newly planted trees. This race is flat enough to grab a 5 mile pb for the more serious runners yet short enough as a great transitional run for those moving up from 5k who have just got into running. 

There will be a fantastic bespoke medal for all finishers as well as a colourful     T shirt (or the option to donate the price of your t shirt to Trees not Tees). Don’t forget the sweet treats at the finish area too!  New for 2025 is our  1 mile fun run for the kids with a medal for all finishers! 

The race is chip timed so you get an accurate start to finish time. The course has an official measurement certificate. In addition to trophies for the first three male and female finishers, there will be trophies for the winners in each age category. There are £50 prizes for the man or lady who breaks the course record. 

We are proud to confirm that proceeds from the 2025 race will be shared between  our nominated good causes.


The route

The route starts in the north corner of Shephalbury Park near the sports academy and bowling green. Runners follow the cycleway towards the football ground, initially with the road on their left they pass through the underpass network at the Valley Way/Broadwater Crescent junction. The road will now be on their right as they pass along St Margaret’s and then the football ground. They follow the cycleway into the underpasses near Roaring Meg, turning right into Fairlands Showground. Follow the path across the Showground to Six Hills Way, passing the newly planted wood containing 4,000 trees. As the runners leave the park, turn right downhill and then left through the underpass. Left again and follow the 5k parkrun route to the children’s play area. Shortly after that runners will be directed downhill to the right where they cross the bridge and turn right to pass the cycle hub, climbing tower and the parkrun start area. The route follows the edge of the large lake where it passes through the small wood and on to the cycleway where runners will then retrace their steps back to Shephalbury Park. 

The race is run with a certificate of course accuracy number 23/401 and an ARC race permit ARC 25/012

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