Chelmsford 10k 2024
£17.49 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 10k event
Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"I would like to do whatever I can to raise cancer awareness"
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 is on the open grass area behind Flint Cottage. If using what3words, enter ///rocket.making.gums in the free app, to find the exact starting point.
The finish line is opposite the start line on the open grass area.
Pedestrians: You can access the main event site via Hylands Park or Hylands House entrance. Head towards Flint Cottage and you will see the event site.
General Event Parking: There is a designated FOC car park available at the venue which is accessed via Greenbury Way/ Hylands Park entrance. Please do not try to enter the park via the main entrance for Hylands House off of Three Mile Hill. We ask that those driving to the venue follow the traffic management signage and do not park in the venues own car park as charges will apply.
Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking is accessed via Hylands House entrance. Please note that the traffic management signs will take you to a different entrance and car park which is further away from the event site so please do not follow them.
Drop Offs: A designated drop-off zone is located by the Race for Life car park which will be managed by stewards.
Bus: First Bus service 351 stops outside Hylands Park
Train: Chelmsford Railway station which is 3.5 miles away
Electric Charging points: There are no charging points at the venue. Closest charging points are BP Pulse - 2.9 miles or Pod Point - 2.8 miles
Cycling & Bike Racks: There are approximately 20 cycle spaces in the main car park (Writtle end) and there are also a few cycle spaces by the visitor centre.
This undulating, cross-country route is on grass with some inclines and is quite challenging. It is not suitable for wheelchair users.
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.
If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.
Our team of Event Managers are proud to be 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.