Croydon 5k 2024
£15.99 Adults | £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.
Pedestrians: Please access the Main Event Site via main playing fields next to Lloyd Park tram station.
General Event Parking: There is no parking available at the venue.
Blue Badge Parking: There is no parking available at the venue.
Drop Offs: There are no designated drop off points due to the location of this venue.
Bus: The nearest bus stop is St Paul's United Reformed Church - 64 or 433 (0.6 m)
Other bus options are the number: 403 or 455.
-The closest station to the venue is Lloyd Park Tram Station, which is a 2-min walk from Lloyd Park.
-The nearest train station to the venue is South Croydon Station, which is a 21-min walk from Lloyd Park.
Electric Charging points: Char.gy Charging Station - Opposite, 19 Chepstow Rise, Croydon CR0 5LX (0.5m)
Cycling & Bike Racks:
There are approximately 35 free of charge bike racks within Lloyd Park.
Unfortunately, this event has been classified as unsuitable for wheelchair users due to the nature of the terrain on the course route, this includes a grass event site and a large number of grassy stretches that can not be avoided on the course. People with visual impairments are welcome to take part with a guide.
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.