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Manchester 5k 2023

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Manchester 5k
Sunday 2 Jul 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.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 2 Jul 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: Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0DL 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 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 paths however there are three steady inclines. The route contains a small wooded section, and the event site is on grass. Please be aware that it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.

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.

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

Manchester City Council operate 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.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
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

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

The course is undulating throughout with three steady inclines on paths and a decline towards the finish. The route is mainly on flat tarmac paths, with some grassed areas and a small wooded section. The event site is on grass with surrounding paths to and from the car park so assistance is recommended.

Please be aware that 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.

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.