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Huddersfield 5k 2024

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Huddersfield 5k
Sunday 23 Jun 2024

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 23 Jun 2024

Time: 12:00

Venue: Greenhead Park

30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU

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About the 5k event

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The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry-level distance and an achievable first challenge for most. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog, run or make your way around the course however suits you to fund life-saving research.


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

Course information

The Huddersfield 5k course is a double lap 2.5K route mostly on path with the occasional slight incline and occasional grass section which can be avoided if required. The route starts and finishes in the middle of the field and takes participants around various paths within Greenhead Park. Due to some of the course/start/finish being on grass, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.

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. A ScottishPower water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

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

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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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 meeting point and start/finish line is within the main field at Greenhead Park behind the cafe, next to the miniature railway station 

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

Greenhead Park covers a wide area, but the main postcode is HD1 4HS.

Travelling by Car - There is no parking within the park but there are parking spaces around the outside perimeter. Parking is mostly free but some restrictions are in place so park carefully and responsibly and consider access for residents and emergency vehicles.

Travelling by Public Transport - The 319, 360, 370, 371, or 372 buses from Huddersfield Westgate service Greenhead Park. They will let you off just after Junction roundabout near the Junction Pub. It is approximately three minutes by bus.

Huddersfield Train Station is opposite Westgate. Turn right out of the station and walk up the ramp. The bus stop is on the opposite side of the road.

Please check West Yorkshire Metro for up to date travel information.

Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks

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

We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance. The event site is on grass, but wheelchair users can start the course when it goes onto hard standing path near the start if they prefer. The course is mostly flat with the occasional slight incline so those with accessibility issues may require assistance on the uneven surfaces.

The venue is accessible by wheelchair from most entrances around Greenhead Park, the most suitable entrance for wheelchair users would be the main entrance on Gledholt Road as this is the entrance closest to the event site.

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 .

Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.

Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

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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