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Caernarfon 5k 2024

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Caernarfon 5k
Sunday 12 May 2024

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Coed Helen Recreation Ground, Aber Foreshore Road, Caernarfon, LL54 5RP View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Caernarfon 5k course heads out and back along the scenic Menai Straight, featuring the Anglesey shore as a background. The course is mainly on a flat tarmac road with incredible views of the Snowdonia Mountains and Caernarfon Castle.

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes 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 correspond with digital tracking apps and watches.

Meeting point

The meeting point, start, and finish line is located within Coed Helen Recreation Ground. If travelling from one of the town centre carparks please cross the pedestrian bridge located at the Harbour and head straight down Aber Foreshore Road. Coed Helen Recreation Ground is located a short walk from the pedestrian bridge.

If using what3words, enter ///acute.rent.knee in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

There is no designated event day parking, but there are several pay and display carparks located within walking distance to the event site. Please allow sufficient time to find parking and walk to the venue as parking may be limited on the weekend.

Slate Quay Carpark: Located at the Harbour it is approximately a 10-minute walk to the event site. £4

Balaclava Road Carpark: Located along Balaclava Road it is approximately a 15-minute walk to the event site. £2.20 - 4hrs

Shell Site Carpark: Located along Balaclava Road it is approximately a 20 minute walk to the event site. £2.20 

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

The Caernarfon 5k route is a predominately flat course, therefore we would recommend that this event is suitable for wheelchair users as the course is mainly on tarmac and remains flat throughout. A small section of the course is gravelled, but this area can be avoided if required. If spectating the event site, the start and finish line are all located on a grass field, but there is an area of hardstanding in close proximity. Please be aware that in wet weather ground conditions on the grassed areas can deteriorate quickly.

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 .

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

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

Our team of Event Managers are proud Dementia Friends.