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Cheshire - Delamere Forest 3k 2023

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Cheshire - Delamere Forest 3k

Sunday 21 May 2023

£14.99 Adults | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 21 May 2023

Time: 11:00

Venue: Delamere Forest

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.


Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, CW8 2JD View map

Course information

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Delamere Forest's scenic 3k out and back course features a mixture of terrain such as winding trails, and undulating woodland paths that incline and decline through the charming woodland. Delamere offers an invigorating route through its stunning shady oasis.         

Due to parts of the course being in the forest, it may become slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.

Please bring a reusable water bottle with you if you require water during the event. 

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 meeting point, start and finish line are all located at Old Pale Carpark, situated just in front of the new visitor centre. It can be found using the postcode CW8 2JD.

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Race for Life parking will be located at Delamere Forest car park, which can be found using the postcode CW8 2JD. Please be aware this car park is not exclusive to Race for Life and may reach its capacity. There are other car parks that participants may be directed to by Stewards on the day. All the car parks are pay and display. Race for Life participants can use the following discount code: 4373 at the payment machines to receive all day parking at the rate of £3. Payments can be made by cash or card.

For all event parking please follow Event Day parking signs toward Delamere Forest carpark and Stewards directions on the day. Disabled parking is available here also and Stewards will aim to park you in the hardstanding disabled bays located at the visitor centre. This carpark is approximately 100m from the start line.

Whitefield carpark may also be used on the day, but it is important to note this not an official Race for Life carpark and is a 20 minute walk to the start area.

Please allow sufficient time to travel, find parking and walk to the venue as parking may be limited on the weekend.

Drop off:

The Drop off point will be Treetops carpark on Yeld Lane, please follow the one way system through the carpark and exit at Station Road. This is approximately a 5 minute walk to the event site.

Public transport:

The nearest train station is located within Delamere Forest. Delamere Station is a 5 minute walk away from the meeting point at Old Pale car park.

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

The Delamere Forest 3k features undulating woodland pathways, stone paths and areas with a steep incline and decline, so those with accessibility issues would require assistance on the uneven surfaces. 

If spectating, the event site is on hardstanding, but is surrounded by grass and fairly narrow, steep pathways. There is disabled parking available at the new visitor centre for spectators. The visitor centre is surrounded by areas of hardstanding. Please be aware that in bad weather conditions the ground may become boggy and challenging for those with mobility issues.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, 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

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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