Manchester 5k 2024
Sunday 7 Jul 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU
About the 5k event
The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry-level distance and an achievable first challenge for most. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog, run or make your way around the course however suits you to fund life-saving research.
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks
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.
If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.
Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.
Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.
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.