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Basildon 5k 2023

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Basildon 5k
Sunday 18 Jun 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

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 18 Jun 2023

Time: 10:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Gloucester Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3GR View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Basildon route starts and finishes on the football pitches behind Basildon Sporting Village and is fully contained within Gloucester Park. The route is on grass and paths and is mostly flat with a few hilly sections.

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

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up. You will be able to refill this at the refill station when you finish.

Meeting point

The start line is on the football pitches behind the Sporting Village.

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There will be some FOC event car parking at Gloucester Park, SS14 3GR. This is limited but Gloucester Park is a short walk from the Town Centre so the Town Centre car parks are also an option. We ask that participants refrain from parking in the retail parks to avoid congestion in this area.  * Closest train station is Basildon which is 2 miles away. First Bus also operate a service to Gloucester Park – see timetables at www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/ 

Designated cycle parking - There are 15 cycle spaces located at the front of the Basildon Sports Village building.

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

The car parking, event site and the route is majority on grass. However, the route does include some of the paved paths in Gloucester Park. The route is relatively flat but there are a few sections of uneven ground and inclines. We advise that this event is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance, but want to make participants aware that the ground can be quite uneven especially near the lake and if the weather is poor the area can get very muddy. 

Blue badge parking is available within Basildon Sporting Village Car Park, SS14 3GR (please note that this is separate from the designated participant/ spectator parking area) or alternatively, you can get dropped off next to the event site before parking up in Gloucester Park.

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 Fri

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.