Southend-on-Sea 5k 2024
Sunday 12 May 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU
About the 5k event
The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry-level distance and an achievable first challenge for most. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog, run or make your way around the course however suits you to fund life-saving research.
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
The meeting point is located within the grass showground area opposite the 3G football pitches.
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Parking is FOC and located in Redgra Playing Fields, Eastern Avenue, SS2 4FA which is a short walk to Garon Park showground. Please note that parking is limited so we ask that participants utilise local transport links where possible. Nearest train station is Southend Central which is approx. 3 miles from Garon Park.
There are16 bike racks available near the Garon Park entrance. Bike locks can be hired from the Pitch side Café.
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.
Blue badge parking is available in the Leisure Centre Car Park, SS2 4FA which is a short walk to Garon Park showground. Please note that this is separate from the designated participant/ spectator parking area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.
Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.
Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.
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.