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Glasgow 5k 2025

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Glasgow 5k

Sunday 18 May 2025

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 18 May 2025

Time: 10:00

Venue: Glasgow Green

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

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About the 5k event

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The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.


Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT View map

Course information

The Glasgow course starts in Glasgow Green and heads up Saltmarket, along Trongate, past the iconic George Square, before reaching the bustling Buchanan Street and down onto the Clydeside. The route is relatively flat and offers participants the opportunity to take in some of Glasgow’s beautiful architecture whilst soaking up the amazing atmosphere. The single lap 5k offers a unique and memorable experience of the city on a Sunday morning. *Please note - due to planned road works in the city centre, the route is subject to change. Please check back on this page for updates in the lead up to the event.*

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

Join forces or go solo

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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.

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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 start and finish lines are within Glasgow Green, by Nelson's monument.

If using what3words, enter ///trout.donor.clear in the free app, to find the exact starting point.


By car

General Event Parking: There is no official car park for this 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. 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 Parking: Blue badge cars can park on Charlotte Street, speak to a steward on the day for access at the London Road / Greendyke St junction.

Volunteer Parking: Volunteers will be sent details of parking arrangement directly by the Event Manager.

Drop Offs: Due to city wide road closures, drop offs are best to the south of the river, or at the London Road / Greendyke St junction.

Electric Charging points: There is no electric charging at this venue.

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: All entrances of Glasgow Green will be open for the event. The closest to the start line, are those on Greendyke Street.

Bus: Due to city wide road closures for this event, a lot of bus services will be disrupted. Please check with the bus companies before travelling.

Train: The nearest train stations are High Street, Argyle Street, Queens Street and Central Station.

Cycling & Bike Racks: There is cycle parking within Glasgow Green.

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

This event is accessible to wheelchair users and pushchairs, however, assistance may be required down the Buchanan Street hill.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained Dementia Friends.

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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