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Manchester 5k 2022

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Manchester 5k
Sunday 17 Jul 2022

£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: Sunday 17 Jul 2022

Time: 11:00

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

Venue: Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0DL View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The 5k single lap course takes in a scenic route of the park. The terrain is a mixture of grass and paths and can be undulating in parts. The course is mainly flat however there are two inclines towards the middle end. The route is mainly on paths, however the event site is on grass. Because of the time of year, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.

Please arrive 15 to 20minis before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

Meeting point

The meeting point and start line is in the centre of the park between the Tram Museum and Boating Lake. The finish line will also be within the similar vacinity.

If using what3words, enter ///dare.puff.spun in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

Event Parking is available at Heaton Park, including Disabled parking spaces at the Lake Car Park at the Sheepfoot Lane entrance.

Manchester City Council are now operating a Pay & Display system in all car parks that will still be operational on the day so please ensure you arrive within plenty of time to purchase a ticket. Charges are hourly or £3 all day. Card payment and Pay by Phone options are available.

The nearest metro station is Heaton Park. Trams run regularly from the City Centre and other destinations. There is a gate into the park directly opposite the station.

There are several bus routes which stop at Heaton Park.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

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

We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

The course is undulating throughout with two inclines on paths which you will go up twice. The route is mainly on flat tarmac paths, with some grassed areas. The event site is on grass with surrounding paths to and from the car park.

Due to the time of year the event is taking place, the grass may become boggy in poor weather conditions.

Disabled parking is available at the venue in the car parks on site, with the Lake Car Park at the Sheepfoot Lane entrance being the closest so site.

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 remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.