Glasgow 5k 2023
Sunday 21 May 2023
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.
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"
While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.
The start and finish lines are within Glasgow Green, by Nelson's monument.
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We encourage the use of public transport to this event. The nearest train stations are High Street, Argyle Street, Queens Street and Central Station. For information on public transport from your local area please visit www.travelinescotland.com.
There is cycle parking within Glasgow Green if you wish to cycle to the event.
Due to the event taking place on roads, there are a large number of road closures in and around the city centre from 6am onwards, please allow plenty extra time for your journey or use public transport where you can. There is no official car park for this event. Participants are requested to use city centre parking. The St Enoch Centre, Q-park Jamaica Street, NCP Glasgow King St and NCP Glasgow the Greenhouse car parks will have their access maintained throughout the event - please follow diversion signage and the direction of stewards where neccessary. Blue badge cars can park on Charlotte Street, speak to a steward on the day for access.
This event is accessible to wheelchair users and pushchairs, however, assistance may be required on the Buchanan Street hill. The route is subject to change due to road works, and this page will be updated to reflect any changes. The entire route is contained on paths and roads with the only grass being the event site, which can be avoided, if neccessary.
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 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.