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Harlow 5k 2025

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Harlow 5k

Sunday 4 May 2025

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 4 May 2025

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.

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About the 5k event

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The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

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

Course information

Starting and finishing on the showground field within Harlow Town Park, 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. The 10K is a double lap of the 5K route.

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

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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.

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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 the main showground area in Harlow Town Park.

If using what3words, enter ///noble.sizes.jokes in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

 

By car

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.

Volunteer Parking: Volunteers should use the general event parking.

Drop Offs: There is no designated event drop off location at Harlow Town Park

Electric Charging points: There are none available at this event.  Closest ones are Charge Point charging station -  1.3 miles and Pod Point charging station - 1.3 miles.

Public transport and pedestrians:

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

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.

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

With some undulating paths, we advise that this is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance as there are two large inclines located near School Lane in addition to some undulating paths throughout the route.

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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