The Orwell Challenge

Ipswich East Rotary Club's 2019 Orwell Challenge!

The Orwell Challenge is a walking and marathon event with three main routes to choose from, all with checkpoints every two to four miles and entrants can decide how far they wish to go.

  • Levington Loop  -  12miles
  • Fishponds Folly  -  19miles
  • Orwell 25  -  25miles

HQ at Gainsborough Sports Centre will open at 6:30am for participants to start from 7:30am. The last departure for those walking the full 25 miles is 9:00am, but those walking a shorter route may leave up until 10:30am, whilst those participating in either of the marathon events will need to leave by 7:30am.

Participant Entry

Adult walking  -  £15
Child walking  -  £15
Marathon  -  £30
Half Marathon  -  £18

Click here to enter one of the trials.

The Orwell Walk and Orwell Marathon Run routes pass through some of the most delightful countryside, woodland and shores on the Shotley Peninsula.

The route is well signposted and marshalled with checkpoints where drinks, toilets and supporting faces will be available!

Visit to find out more


Gainsborough Sports Centre, 5 Brazier's Wood Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0SP