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Southend-on-Sea 5k 2021

There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Race for Life 5k
 

Southend-on-Sea 5k
Sunday 22 Aug 2021

£10.00 Children | £14.99 Adults | £14.99 Young Adults

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 22 Aug 2021

Time: from 10:30

Children: £10.00
Adults: £14.99
Young Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Southend-on-Sea route starts and finishes in the Garon Park showground area with a two lap route taking in the Cricket ground as well. The route is relatively flat but is on grass which can be uneven and soft when the weather is poor.

Meeting point

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ll be operating a staggered start time in 2021 to ensure your safety on event day.  Additional start times may become available as and when needed.

The start line is on the Garon Park showground area, in the event site which backs onto the netball courts and is ajacent to the multipurpose pitches.

There is limited car parking at Garon Park.

We ask that participants please car share where possible or utilise local transport links. 

You can find information on a bus service that runs to the Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre from Southend Town Centre, which is a short walk from Garon Park Showground here: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/herts-and-essex/services/6---garon-park---southend-town-centre/

First Bus also operate a service to Garon Park – see timetables at www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

The event site and the majority of this two lap couse is entirely on grass which can get soft underfoot in the event of poor weather. Some wheelchair users who have assistance may want to take part, but it is a challenging surface and we'd like to make participants aware that the ground is uneven and can be very hard going, especially if the ground is wet.

Supporter / spectator access

Inviting your friends and family to support you on the day is a great idea, they can share in the joy with you as you cross the finish line and ring the bell. They can also help you with those important things, like holding your belongings whilst you walk, jog or run around the course!

Please note, whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19.  We will update on this nearer the time.