Inverness 5k 2024
£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 5k event
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.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
The start line and finish line is on the Highland Rugby Club back field. Follow the footpath from the Whin Park car park.
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Pedestrians: Follow footpaths and event signage from the Whin Park car park or the Highland Rugby Club clubhouse.
General Event Parking: There is a very limited amount of parking at the Highland Rugby Club, Whin Park, the Highland Archive Centre and across the canal at the Torvean car park. Please car share or use public transport and park responsibly to be considerate of our neighbours.
Blue Badge Parking: There is blue badge parking with the Whin Park car park that is a 4 minute walk along a smooth tarmac path to the start line.
Volunteer Parking: within the regular event car parks.
Drop Offs: You can be dropped off in any of the event car parks.
Bus: The closest bus stop is on Tomnahurich Bridge, which is a 10 minute walk from the start line.
Train: Inverness Train Station is a 45 minute walk from the start, but numerous bus routes link the station with the bus stop on Tomnahurich Bridge.
Electric Charging points: There is no electric car charging within any of the local car parks.
Cycling & Bike Racks: There are bike racks behind the Highland Rugby Club's clubhouse.
This route is mostly flat and on hardstanding paths throughout, there is one hill to go up at the start and down at the end of the route. There is only one small section at the end of the route on grass which can be avoid if neccessary. Some wheelchair users may require assistance with some of the paths due to the loose stones on the surfaces. Paths should not be impacted by bad weather.
We plan to have a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage whilst our event host is speaking.
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’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.