Basildon 5k 2024
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£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 5k event
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.
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Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
The start line is on the football pitches bheind Basildon Sporting Village - opposite the Netball Courts. If using what 3 words, enter ///pokers.locate.caged in the free app, to find the exact starting point.
The finish line is also on the Football pitches behind Basildon Sporting Village.
Pedestrians: Please access the main event site via Basildon Sporting Village car park. Follow the path from the car park straight ahead towards the netball courts and football pitches.
General Event Parking: There will be limited FOC event car parking which can be accessed thorugh Basildon Sporting Village car park, please follow the traffic management signs. 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.
Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking is available within Basildon Sporting Village Car Park. 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 the designated car park.
Drop Offs: Next to the event site/ opposite 3g football pitches. You will need to follow the route for the designated car park.
Bus: First Bus also operate a service to Gloucester Park – see timetables at www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/
Train: Closest train station is Basildon which is 2 miles away.
Electric Charging points:There are 2 charging stations located in Basildon Sporting Village car park. Alternatively, BP pulse charging station is 1.3 miles away.
Cycling & Bike Racks: There are 15 cycle spaces located at the front of the Basildon Sports Village building
Car park, event site and route are majority on grass. The route includes paved paths, is relatively flat but there are a few sections of uneven ground and inclines. This event is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance, but be aware that the ground can be quite uneven especially near the lake and it can get muddy in wet weather.
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
If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.
Our team of Event Managers are proud to be 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.