Colchester 3k 2024
Sunday 7 Jul 2024
£14.99 Adults | £10.00 Children | Under 6s Free
About the 3k event
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
“I’m excited to support Race for Life and play my part to fund research"
The start line is within the main field in Lower Castle Park, next to the bowling green. You will see the main event area with the marquees, flags and staging.
To access the Start Line please enter Lower Castle park from Rye Gate. Rye Gate is accessed via Middle Mill Road found at the bottom of Maidenburgh Street, Northgate Street & St Peters Street. Please do not enter from Upper Castle Park direction or from Leisureworld’s direction as Race for Life participants will be running through these gates and areas due to the staggered start times.
If using what3words, enter ///chips.groups.manual in the free app, to find the exact starting point.
There is no parking at the venue however NCP Colchester High Street (Public Car Park) is a 5 minute walk away:
Nunns Road, Colchester, CO1 1EJ
1 hour = £2.45
2 hours = £4.90
3 hours = £7.35
4 hours = £9.80
Rates may be cheaper via the payment app, for more information please visit https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/colchester-high-street/
Colchester Train Station and bus services are just a walk away, for more information please go to www.visitcolchester.com
This route is mainly on grass and pathways with a few inclines. The ground can become soft and muddy near the river when there has been wet weather. For this reason we feel that wheelchair users would require assistance.
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.