Colchester 5k 2024
Sunday 7 Jul 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU
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 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
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
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 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.