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Cheltenham 10k 2024

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Cheltenham 10k

Sunday 30 Jun 2024

£17.49 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 30 Jun 2024

Time: 10:00

Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse

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

About the 10k event

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Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.


Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH View map

Course information

The Cheltenham 10K route starts infront of the Grandstand where it runs along the perimeter of Cheltenham’s famous racecourse, crossing the course and looping through the interior and extending fields and returning to the event site to the finish. 

A picturesque venue in the heart of the Cotswolds and a perfect place to take part in Race for Life.

The start is on tarmac, located infront of the grandstand buildings. 

The course is on a combination of grass, woodchip and paths, which circles and is contained within the racecourse. 

The finish is on tarmac, located infront of the grandstand buildings. 

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. There will be a water refill station 1/2 around the course and a ScottishPower 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 t

Join forces or go solo

Race for Life participants having fun at events
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 line is located infront of the Grandstand buildings. 

The finish line is located infront of the Grandstand buildings. 

If using what3words, enter ///spoil.lasted.fund in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

General Event Parking:  Free parking is available at the Racecourse. Please follow the stewards directions. The access to the start line is through Gate 21.  This is approx 100m away from the start line.

Blue Badge Parking: Free parking is available at the Racecourse. Please follow the stewards directions. The access to the start line is through Gate 21.  This is approx 100m away from the start line.

Volunteer Parking: Free parking is available at the Racecourse. Please follow the stewards directions. The access to the start line is through Gate 21.  This is approx 100m away from the start line.

Drop Offs: Please use the car park as a drop off area. Please inform the stewards you are dropping . 

Public Transport:-

Bus: For any local buses information please refer to the Stagecoach's website: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables.

Train: The nearest train station is Cheltenham and is about an hours walk away. 

Electric Charging points: There is electric car charging points at the racecourse, alternatively there is other alternative electric charging points. Please visit the 'visit cheltenham page' for more details: https://www.visitcheltenham.com/your-visit/travel/getting-to-cheltenham/electric-car-charging

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are bike racks located on the B4705 which is just 5minute walk to the racecourse. 

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers

The 10k event is not wheelchair accessible due to the terrain being uneven with inclines. 

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.


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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