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Falmouth 5k 2023

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Falmouth 5k
Sunday 21 May 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Key Information

Date: Sunday 21 May 2023

Time: 11:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

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

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Falmouth 5k route begins in Gyllyngvase Beach Car Park and follows the scenic coast along Cliff Road. The route then turns left at the end of Cliff Road on to Castle Drive and circles around towards Pendennis Castle and Pendennis Head, before returning to Cliff Road and heading back along the coast to the finish. You couldn’t ask for more spectacular views!

The roads are closed for the route which is mostly flat with a slight incline and decline around Pendennis Rise & Castle Drive. 

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


Meeting point

The start line is across the entrance to the Gyllyngvase Beach car park.

If using what3words, enter ///rarely.pipe.indoor in the free app, to find the exact starting point.


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.

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.

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

This course is all solely on tarmac. There is no differentiation in the terrain. The event site is also on hardstanding. However due to some steep inclines on the route, assistance may be required for wheelchair users.

The Course has an overall ascent of 74m throughout the full 5K course.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, 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

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.