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Watford 3k 2024

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Watford 3k

Saturday 8 Jun 2024

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

Date: Saturday 8 Jun 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Cassiobury Park

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

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
Cassiobury Park, Off Cassiobury Park Avenue, Watford, WD18 7LG View map

Course information

The course is largely flat and set in the beautiful, family friendly Cassiobury Park. The course enjoys tree-lined paths and grass avenues with a mixture of terrains.

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 time.

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel. This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always match up with fitbits, Strava and Apple watches. Remember to follow the route carefully and don't cut corners as that will alter the distance you cover!

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.

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 and finish are at the top of the slope next to Cassiobury Park car park located alongside the "Lebanon Tree". 

If using what3words, enter ///monkey.rocky.belong in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: You can use any of the entrances into Cassiobury Park and make your way to the "Lebanon Tree".

General Event Parking: There is no parking available on the day at Cassiobury Park - please use public transport where possible or one of the Watford town centre car parks approx. 15 minute walk to the event site.

Blue Badge Parking: Please talk to a steward on arrival at Cassiobury Park for directions to park.

Drop Offs: There is no designated drop off point at this venue.

Public Transport: All forms are readily available

Bus: 352 & W30 drop off & pick up at the underground station - approx. 5 minute walk to the event site

Train: Watford Underground station is located outside of the park approximately 5 minutes walk to the event site. Watford Junction overground station is located in the centre of town approx. 25 minute walk to the event site.

Electric Charging points: Public Charging Station, Rosslyn Rd, Watford WD18 0JX - approx. 1.7 miles away

Cycling & Bike Racks: Bike racks can be found near the Daisy cafe/hub in the centre of the park or round by The Cha Cafe near the tennis courts.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

The route is wheelchair accessible with assistance due to a grass up hill section on the course, uneven surfaces with tree roots and narrow paths along the back of the park/course. The terrain changes throughout the course from grass to tarmac, and assistance may be required.

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.

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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