Sheffield 5k 2024
£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.
Join forces or go solo
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 event site, start and finish line is in front of Graves Park Animal Farm, near the Rose Garden Café
Travel by Car : Please use the Cobnar Road entrance . Traffic Management signs will direct cars to the car park which will be situated the playing fields in front of the cricket pavilion.
Blue badge parking: Blue badge parking spaces are available at the animal farm entrance on Hemsworth Road, this car park would be most suited to blue badge holders. Alternatively event parking (including blue badge parking) is available at the Cobnar Road entrance. Please note there is a 3 min walk from the main car park to the event site, this includes walking on a path with a gradual incline.
Please adhere to the one way system and 5mph restrictions at all times.
Drop-offs: Participants can be dropped off in the allocated zone on Cobnar Road. A steward will direct you.
Public transport: Graves Park is accessible via public transport and is serviced by multiple bus routes.
Bus Services 20 and 20A provide a service every 10 minutes along Derbyshire Lane and Hemsworth Road.
For details of bus times visit http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com. The majority of bus services are operated by First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach Sheffield.
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
Event Site: The start and finish areas are both on the same grass field in front of the Graves Park Animal Farm entrance. There is a wide and tarmac path running parallel to the event site. If blue badge holders park in the animal farm car park off Hemsworth Road, the event site is easily accessible from the car park.
General event parking will be located in the field in front of the cricket pavilion off Cobnar Road, the journey from this car park to the event site does involve a path with a gradual incline
Course: We have accessed this 5K course and concluded that its is not wheelchair accessible. We do offer a 3K accessible route at this venue on the same day. Please read the course information section and decide whether you feel this is a suitable course for you.
Carers are welcome free of charge.
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
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.