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Wigan 5k 2023

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Wigan 5k
Wednesday 17 May 2023

£14.99 Young Adults | £10.00 Children | £14.99 Adults

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

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Key Information

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2023

Time: 19:00

Young Adults: £14.99
Children: £10.00
Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

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

The course is a single lap 5k, starting in front of Haigh Hall. The course takes in a variety of terrain in the Woodland Park and can be muddy in places. The first half of the course is downhill, and the last 2.5k is uphill to the finish.

Meeting point

The event site, start and finish are located in front of Haigh Hall.

If using what3words, enter ///author.belly.signal in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Arriving by Car : Follow signs for Haigh Hall , not Haigh Country Park. Follow the B5239, Haigh Road until you reach the Balcarres Arms (1 Copperas Lane, WN2 1PA)  here you will need to follow the road to the left hand side of the pub named Copperas Lane, follow the road for  2 miles until you reach Haigh Hall Car Park  (this is the second car park on your left) 

Ample Disabled parking spaces are available. 

Haigh Hall are now operating a Pay & Display system in all car parks so please ensure you arrive with enough time to purchase a ticket. Car parking is at a cost of £3 and can be paid using cash or card. 

From Wigan, there are buses to:

Wigan Road and it's a short 5 min walk down the canal to the Park.

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

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

Due to the terrain of the course, and the incline on the route we would not recommend this event for wheelchair users. The first 1K of the course route is on a flat, tarmac surface, however the last 2K of the course is uphill. 

Wheelchair users would have no difficulty on the event site as this is on hard standing, flat, tarmacked ground with some fine gravel. The journey from the car park to the event is downhill on a tarmac path.

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.