Wakefield (Thornes Park)
Race details for the Race for Life Wakefield 5k 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details Sun 01 Jun 2014
Race details for the Race for Life Wakefield 10k 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details Sun 01 Jun 2014
This venue is not suitable for wheelchair users.
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.
The course takes a scenic route through Thornes Park, featuring a couple of slight hills and a mix of terrain. The 10k is a double lap so please look out for signage on the day. The event has an amazing atmosphere; you couldn’t ask for anything better.
The start line is on the field closest to the Horbury Road entrance, opposite the Athletics Stadium.
On the day
Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. There will also be some extra activities and items to buy so please remember to bring some spare change.
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.
Park and ride from Rishworth Street carpark
The nearest station is Wakefield Westgate and is about a 20 minute walk away from the venue, so we’d recommend walking to Providence Street (near the bus station) and catching a park and ride bus from there.