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Caernarfon 5k 2025

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Caernarfon 5k

Sunday 4 May 2025

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 4 May 2025

Time: 11:00

Venue: Coed Helen Recreation Ground

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

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

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About the 5k event

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The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

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

Course information

The start line is on grass, but it is flat. The finish is on hardstanding.

The course is entirely on road apart from the first 100m which is on grass. It is a flat course that is a 2.5K out and back route. Wheelchair users can join the event where the grass meets the road.

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

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 located in Parc Coed Helen.

The finish line is on the road in front of Caernarfon Castle.

If using what3words, enter ///drift.scans.adjust in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

 

By car

General Event Parking: There is no designated parking available for the event, but there will be directional arrows around the town to direct you to suitable car parks.

Blue Badge Parking: The nearest available disabled parking is at the Slate Quay car park, from there it is approximately 300m to the start line on a tarmac road.

Volunteer Parking: There is no dedicated event volunteer parking for this event.

Drop Offs: The suitable location for drop offs is at Slate Quay car park. From here it is approximately a 300m walk to the start line.

Electric Charging points: There are no electric charghing points available at this event.

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the park is via Aber Foreshore Road, which is accessible by crossing the bridge from the town.

Bus: No buses are available to get to the event site.

Train: There are no trains availalbe to get to this event.

Cycling & Bike Racks: None available at this event.

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

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.

Please refer to the meeting point, course information and travel sections where we aim to give you suffient information on each of these areas.

We have assessed this route and concluded it is wheelchair accessible.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained 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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