Barnsley 5k 2024
Sunday 30 Jun 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
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 route starts and finishes near the Keresforth Hall Road entrance which is located on a flat grass field opposite the tennis courts.
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There is no designated car park for this event, however we would recommend using the Town Centre Pay & Display Car Parks which are approximately 10-15 minutes walk to the park. Please therefore allow enough time to get parked up and walk down before your event start time.
A limited number of disabled parking spaces will be available in the Keresforth Hall Road Car Park, which would also be a recommended drop off area if required. As there are only limited spaces in this Car Park, please note this will be available for disabled parking only.
The nearest train station is Barnsley Interchange, and the nearest buses run to Kingstone along Park Road and Keresforth Hall Road.
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
Event Site: The start and finish areas are both on the same grass field, off Keresforth Hall Road opposite the tennis courts. The field is flat and the ground is solid unless we have experienced substantial rainfall, in which case it could be boggy in places. There is a path around the perimeter of the event site. Wheelchair users can choose to join and finish the race where the grass meets the path (approx. 20m)
The event site is easily accessible from the car park on Keresforth Road. There are 20 disabled parking spaces available.
Course: Please read the course information section regarding the terrain to decide whether you feel this is a suitable course for you. We would advise this route as 'accessible with assistance'
Carers are welcome free of charge.
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 Suppor
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.