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Harlow 3k 2024

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Harlow 3k

Sunday 5 May 2024

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 5 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Harlow Town Park

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

About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
Harlow Town Park, Fifth Avenue, Harlow, CM20 2QQ View map

Course information

The course is mainly on tarmac pathways with a small amount on grass. It takes in many of the beautiful tree-lined paths within the park - these trees are usually in blossom when Race for Life takes place. 

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 Scottish Power 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.

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel.  This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always match up with fitbits, Strava and Apple watches.  Remember to follow the route carefully and don't cut corners as that will alter the distance you cover!

Join forces or go solo

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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 line is on the main showground area in Harlow Town Park. What 3 words: ///noble.sizes.jokes

Pedestrians: You can access the event site from any direction and you will see the main event site opposite the playground.

General Event Parking:  There is no designated Race for Life participant car park, but Harlow Town Park is within walking distance of the town centre car parks and the car park at Harlow Town Railway Station.  The nearest car parks can be found at: http://www.harlow.gov.uk/carpark-townpark

Blue Badge Parking:There is no designated Race for Life participant car park, closest car park with blue badge parking is Harlow Town Railway station and town centre car parks.

Bus: First Bus also operate a service to Harlow Town Park – see timetables at www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/.

Train: The nearest rail station is Harlow Town.

Electric Charging points: There are no electric charging point at the venue.  Closest ones are Charge Point charging station -  1.3 miles and Pod Point charging station - 1.3 miles.

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are no bike racks at Harlow Town Country Park.  There are 52 bike racks at Harlow Town Railway station  

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

We advise that this 3k course is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance as there is an incline on the upward path (parallel to Park Lane) in addition to a short stretch on grass.

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

If you need extra help at the event please pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends.

There will be a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage at this event.

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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