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Huddersfield 5k 2024

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Huddersfield 5k

Sunday 23 Jun 2024

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

Date: Sunday 23 Jun 2024

Time: 12:00

Venue: Greenhead Park

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

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.


Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT View map

Course information

The Start and finish lines are entirely on flat grass.  The event site is surrounded by a perimeter path should this be preferred. Ground conditions may vary according to recent weather conditions.

The Course is a combination of grass and surfaced paths.  You have the option to bypass the grass however it may impact your overall distance.  The majority of the route is flat, however there are some small downhill and uphill sections.  The course is a double lap route 2.5k route.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. There will be a water refill station 1/2 around the course and a Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish. 

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

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel and may not always match up with fitness devices.

Join forces or go solo

Race for Life participants having fun at events
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.

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 are located within the main field at Greenhead Park, behind the café, next to the miniature railway station.

If using what3words, enter ///fend.adults.piles in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the event site for pedestrians on foot is on Park Drive.

General Event Parking:  Please note there is no designated parking available for the event.  There are parking spaces around the perimeter of the park.  Parking is mainly free but some restrictions apply.  Therefore please park carefully and responsibly and consider access for residents and emergency vehicles.

Blue Badge Parking: There are some blue badge spaces close to all of the entrances to the park.

Volunteer Parking:  Please note there is no designated parking available for the event.  There are parking spaces around the perimeter of the park.  Parking is mainly free but some restrictions apply.  Therefore please park carefully and responsibly and consider access for residents and emergency vehicles.

Public Transport:-  Bus:-  Various buses run from Huddersfield Bus Station to Greenhead Park.  It is approx. 3 minutes by bus.  

Train: Huddersfield Westgate train station is opposite Huddersfield Bus Station.  It is approx. 3 minutes by bus.  Please check Yorkshire Metro for up to date travel information.

Electric Charging points: The nearest charging point is on Henry Street, HD1 4DA.

Cycling & Bike Racks: There is no cycle parking at the venue

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

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible in our ""Course Description"" and ""Travel notes"" section, so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.  We have assessed this route and concluded it is wheelchair accessible with assistance.  The course terrain may vary according to recent weather conditions.

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 raceforlife@cancer.org.uk 

We aim to have a British Sign Language Interpreter  available on stage whilst our event host is speaking 

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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