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Falmouth 10k 2025

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Falmouth 10k

Sunday 11 May 2025

£17.49 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 11 May 2025

Time: 11:00

Venue: Gyllyngvase Beach Car Park

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

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

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About the 10k event

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Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.


Gyllyngvase Beach Car Park, Spernen Wyn Road, Falmouth, TR11 4PA View map

Course information

The start and finish are on tarmac. The cour course is on tarmac roads. The 10k course is a double lap od the 5k course.

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

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.

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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 start line is on Spernen Wyn Road outside the entrance to Gyllynvase Car Park.

The finish line is on Spernen Wyn Road outside the entrance to Gyllynvase Car Park.

If using what3words, enter ///patch.taken.buddy in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

By car:

General Event Parking: Event Car Parking is available at Swanpool Beach. Please note, Swanpool Beach Car Park is approximately a 17 minute walk away from the event site (0.8 miles). Please factor this in to your travel time. Please follow signs on the day as some roads in the area will be closed for the event.

Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking is available on Queen Mary Road but be aware that this road is effected by the road closures in place for this event.

Volunteer Parking: Volunteer parking is available on Queen Mary Road but be aware that this road is effected by the road closures in place for this event.

Drop Offs: Participants can be dropped off on Queen Mary Road or Swanpool Car Park.

Electric Charging points: There are none available at this event.

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: If you are walking to the event, the event is at Gyllyngvase Beach Car Park off of Spernen Wyn Road.

Bus: For public transport options and to plan your journey please visit:https://www.firstbus.co.uk/cornwall/routes-and-maps/network-maps  

Train: The nearest train station is Falmouth Town Station, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the event area. The event area is also a short walk from various bus stops

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are none available at this event.

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

We recommend the course is wheelchair accesible but with assistance. Please be mindful that although this course is flat and on tarmaced roads, over 50% is on an incline so assistance may be required. This also includes the same for pushchairs, the route is mainly flat with a numer of inclines, therefore please do consider this.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained 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.

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