1. Race for Life
  2. Find an event
  3. Swindon 3k 2023

Swindon 3k 2023

There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Photo of three people taking part in Race for Life, all running mid-race
 

Swindon 3k
Sunday 7 May 2023

£14.99 Adults | £10.00 Children

This is a 3k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Key Information

Date: Sunday 7 May 2023

Time: 11:00

Adults: £14.99
Children: £10.00
Young Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Lydiard Park, Hook Street, Swindon, SN5 3PA View map

Distance: 3k

Course information

The Swindon 3k route starts and finishes in the field adjacent to the play area and meanders around Lydiard Park, taking in views of the house and lake. The route then heads out into the surroundings grounds looping around back to the finish area. 

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

Meeting point

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.

https://www.what3words.com/jetting.incisions.mergers?partner=RaceForLife

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.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

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 raceforlife@cancer.org.uk

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single-use plastic bottles.