Swindon 10k 2023
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£17.49 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.
About the 10k event
Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"I would like to do whatever I can to raise cancer awareness"
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.
The start is located in the field next to the play area.
If using what3words, enter ///jetting.incisions.mergers in the free app, to find the exact starting point.
We will be providing free of charge parking on grass for all participants and spectators within Lydiard Park in a specific area. Please enter the car park via the gate off of Hook Street. You can use the free WhatThreeWords app and enter ///twins.solve.envisage to find the exact location. Note that is not the usual entrance you would use for Lydiard Park. Continue past the Lydiard Park signposted entrance for 300m, where you will see car parking signage and a steward to direct you into the car park.
Normal parking charges will apply to the rest of Lydiard Park, so please ensure you follow the temporary event signage to ensure you do not have to pay.
To access this event parking, please follow signs for Lydiard Park (via Hook Street), not signs for Lydiard House. Parking is not permitted on or via Hay Lane by Lydiard House.
For public transport options and to plan your journey please visit: http://swindontravelchoices.co.uk.
The course starts on grass then moves to trails around the park before heading over the river and up a short, sharp incline into the forest. Here there is some uneven ground and roots to be mindful of. The rest of the route is on grass and trails around the park.
The short incline is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is an alternative route which follows the edge of the river. This will be signposted on the day.
With those considerations, the course is wheelchair accessible but with assistance.
The start/finish area is also on grass and is approximately 75m from the main Lydiard Park car park, where there is blue badge parking and appropriate drop off points.
If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, 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 email@example.com
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.