Elmswell 5Km Run Route

This course is situated in the village of Elmswell, between Stowmarket & Bury St Edmunds. If driving to the village you can park at the Blackbourne Community Centre, & the marked 'Start/Finish' is just to the southeast of the car park. The course is designed as a timed run route (though there's nothing to stop you walking it if you prefer!) & it will also act as an easy introduction to MapRunF. As it's a "Start anywhere" course you may start at any of the checkpoints, whichever is most convenient, & follow your route from there. Clockwise or anticlockwise? - you choose Smile ! You'll be timed between each checkpoint - you'll need to check that you've registered each of the points, including going back to the one you started from.

Once you're used to using MapRun on this straightforward course you may like to try something more like a proper "Street-O" course - there are 4 other courses available in Elmswell & the list of all our MapRun courses is here.

Start Location: 


  • Village streets, country footpaths & roads

Type of Course: 

  • Timed Run Route / Start anywhere

Approximate Length: 


Number of controls: 

16, plus Start/Finish

Course time limit: 

  • No time limit / You must return to your Start control again to Finish / You must visit all the controls, including the Start/Finish (2 circles on triangle symbol) to record a result

Please bear in mind: 

  • Use only public roads, paths & open spaces / Be aware of residents, walkers & cyclists / Maintain social distancing at all times / The course involves road crossings / Under 16s must be accompanied / Paths may be muddy - care needed / You're responsible for your own safety, i.e. you take part at your own risk

MapRun reference: 

Suffolk/Elmswell and Woolpit/Elmswell 5Km run PXASV