Race details for the Race for Life Bedford 5k 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details Sun 15 Jun 2014
This venue is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance.
2015 early bird vouchers
You can now purchase your 2015 voucher for £10 - a third off the normal adult entry fee. Buy your early bird voucher now.
Show cancer who’s boss by taking on a 5k or a 10k Race for Life event. Run, walk or dance your way through the course and help us say "cancer we're coming to get you."
Adult entry (16+ women-only) - £14.99
Child entry (6-15 girls and boys under 13) - £10
Under 6 entry (boys and girls) - free and no registration needed
You and your friends can also take part by volunteering. Our events can't take place without the hundreds of people who give up their time for a few hours to set up the courses and get everyone in the Race for Life mood. Find out more and register to be a volunteer.
This flat course travels along The Embankment before looping back on the other side of the river through Mill Meadows in front on the Boat House. The 5k and 10k will split with the 10k course taking in Priory Park and a grassy stretch before rejoining the paved 5k course and winding through Russell Park back to the finish.
The meeting point is the entrance of Russell Park.
On the day
Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. They can stroll around the many stalls we’ll have, including face painting, merchandise, healthy food and sweet treats.
Map and directions
To prevent congestion, we strongly recommend you use public transport or car share to your Race for Life event.
Please plan your route before your event to ensure you arrive on time. For help planning your route, visit or call:
- National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
- Traveline (public transport information) 0871 200 2233
- AA Routefinder
Parking and travel information
Please arrive at least an hour before the start of your Race for Life event to avoid queuing.
Minimal parking at Everard Meadow car park off Longholme Way. Please use town centre car parking where possible. The Embankment and surrounding roads will be closed from 8:00am.
Russell Park is within walking distance from the town centre. The nearest station is St John’s, but the venue is about a 20 minute walk away from here so we'd recommend trying to carpool in a taxi with friends.