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Taunton 3k 2024

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Taunton 3k

Sunday 7 Jul 2024

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 7 Jul 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Bridgwater and Taunton College (Taunton Centre)

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About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
Bridgwater and Taunton College (Taunton Centre), Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AX View map

Course information

The Taunton route runs through the picturesque Longrun Meadow taking in views across Taunton. There are lots of opportunities for supporters to cheer on their loved ones and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere.

Please note that, regrettably, dogs are no longer welcome to take part alongside participants. Unfortunately, no dogs are permitted on Castle School grounds which provide the main event site.

The start is on grass within Castle School playing fields. 

The course is on mixed terrain with gentle slopes but is mainly on gravel paths.

The finish is on grass within Castle School playing fields. 

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up.  A Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish

Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on ti

Join forces or go solo

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You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.
 
 

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
 

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.
 

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.

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Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start line is on the Castle School playing field, alongside the cricket pitch opposite the Castle Sports Centre. 

The finish line is on the Castle School playing field, alongside the cricket pitch opposite the Castle Sports Centre. 

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Pedestrians: Participants are best walking to Bridgwater & Taunton College and aiming for Castle School at the rear of the Main Building, Castle School can be accessed via Longrun Lane, Longrun Meadow and Heron Drive. 

General Event Parking: There is limited parking at this event, please use the Heron Drive entrance to Bridgwater & Taunton College following the signage to access this parking, this parking is within a 500m walking distance to the event site. 

For further information on where to park locally please visit the Taunton Deane Borough Council website.

Blue Badge Parking: There is hardstanding Disabled parking available within the Bridgwater & Taunton College Car park via Heron Drive a Blue Badge and Clock to be diasplyed, this parking is within 400m of the event site. 

Volunteer Parking: There is limited parking at this event, please use the Heron Drive entrance to Bridgwater & Taunton College following the signage to access this parking, this parking is within a 500m walking distance to the event site. 

Drop Offs: Participants could use a safe drop off point within the Bridgwater & Taunton College layby at the front of the college. 

Public Transport:-

Bus: These Bus lines stop near The Castle School:22, 22A, 25, 3, PR1. The nearest stations to The Castle School are:

Aylands Road, Taunton is 537 meters away, 7 min walk.

Fish And Chip Shop, Taunton is 694 meters away, 9 min walk.

Somerset College 1, Taunton is 1241 meters away, 17 min walk.

Manor Orchard, Taunton is 1503 meters away, 20 min walk.

Train: These Train lines stop near The Castle School: Cross Country and Great Western Railway to  Taunton Rail Station, TA1 1QP and is a 20min walk to the event site. 

Electric Charging points: The nearest electric charging point is at Bridgwater & Taunton College Wellington Rd, Taunton TA1 5AX, VIRTA Charging Station. 

Cycling & Bike Racks: Bridgwater & Taunton College and Castle School has plenty of cycle parking options, its advised to use a bike lock on-site. 

No dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

The route has a mixed terrain with gentle slopes but is mainly on gravel through Longrun meadow. The event site and part of the route is on grass. Taunton 3k is wheelchair accessible with assistance but can become boggy and uneven in poor weather conditions.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at raceforlife@cancer.org.uk

A British Sign Language Interpreter will be availble on stage whilst our event host is speaking

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends

Bring a water bottle
We’re trying to reduce single-use plastic at Race for Life. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide an ecofriendly water-refill station at the finish that uses as little single-use plastic as possible.

Have the right kit
It’s a good idea to check the weather before your event and dress accordingly. Think breathable sports gear (leggings and shorts are ideal) and well-fitting trainers. For Pretty Muddy, wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Stay sun safe by finding shade when you’re not on the course and covering up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses. On parts you can’t cover, use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and a 4 or 5 star rating. Find out more about being sun smart.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

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