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Barnsley 5k 2024

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Barnsley 5k
Sunday 30 Jun 2024

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 30 Jun 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Locke Park

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

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About the 5k event

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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.


Venue: Locke Park, Keresforth Hall Road, Barnsley, S70 6NF View map

Course information

The Barnsley 5k course is a 2.5k double lap route through the well maintained and picturesque grounds of Locke Park. The route starts and finishes near the Keresforth Hall Road entrance, and is mainly on tarmac pathways which are undulating in places. The paths are not entirely flat, at least 50% of the course route is on a slight gradient. The course also goes across the grass in 2 places which may become boggy in poor weather conditions. 

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up. A ScottishPower water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

Please arrive 30 to 45 mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel. This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always correspond with digital tracking app

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

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.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

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.

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