Cardiff 3k 2024
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£14.99 Adults | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 3k event
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.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
“I’m excited to support Race for Life and play my part to fund research"
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.
The start line is on the north side of Coopers Field, opposite Orachard Lawns.
The finish line is on the south side of Coopers Field, opposite the Gorsedd Stone Circle.
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Pedestrians: If you are walking to the event there are multiple entrance points into the park from North Road, Castle Street, Sophia Gardens and Blackweir Ambulance Depot.
General Event Parking: General car parking is not available at this venue. Please use the below link for further information on nearby public parking: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/parking/Car-parks/Pages/Car-Parks.aspx
Blue Badge Parking: There are limited blue badge spaces available to park along North Road and within Sophia Gardens car park.
Volunteer Parking: Volunteer parking is not available at this venue. Please park on North Road or in Sophia Gardens car park for the closest car parks to this event.
Drop Offs: Participants can be dropped off in North Road and Sophia Gardens car parks.
Bus: There are various bus stops on Kingsway and Castle Steet however buses run at various times on a Sunday morning. Please go to https://www.cardiffbus.com/services for timetables.
Train: Cathays and Cardiff Central train stations are a 15 minute walk away.
Electric Charging points: Please use the below link for further information on nearby electric charging points: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/electric-vehicles/Pages/default.aspx
Cycling & Bike Racks: There are no bike parking racks at this venue
We recommend the course is wheelchair accesible but with assistance. Please be mindful that although this course is flat, over 50% is on grass with no path alternative so assistance may be required, especially weather dependant. This also includes the same for pushchairs, the route is mainly flat with a small incline over two bridges, therefore please do consider this, especially if there has been wet weather prior to the event.
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 email@example.com
A British Sign Language Interpreter from Wales Council For Deaf People will be availble on stage whilst our event host is speaking
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.