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Cleethorpes 5k 2024

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Cleethorpes 5k

Sunday 12 May 2024

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Meridian Park

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

About the 5k event

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The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.


Meridian Park, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0AR View map

Course information

The route begins within Meridian Showground and finishes within the showground also. This course is a single 5k lap and a double 10k lap, each route goes along the main promonade, circling the back of the boating lake heading towards the Leisure Centre and back up. Participants will exit the showground and proceed down Meridian Road, due to some of the course being on grass, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on 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 apps and watches.

Join forces or go solo

Race for Life participants having fun at events
You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

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.

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 meeting point and start line are within Meridian Showground . The finish line will also be within the same venue in a similar vicinity.

If using what3words, enter ///vague.knee.help in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the event site is from Kings Road, through the main entrance to Meridian Showground.

General Event Parking:  There is no designated parking available for the event. Pay and Display car parks can be found along Kings Road, 400 - 900m walk from the venue. Please note that Lakeside Car Park will have a slightly reduced number of spaces available on the event day. Meridian Road car park and St Anthony's Bank car park will be closed before and for the duration of the event. Please allow sufficient time to find parking and to walk to the venue.

Blue Badge Parking: There is limited disabled parking available at Lakeside Car Park. The journey from this car park to the event site is a 250m walk on a tarmac path.

Volunteer Parking: Volunteers can park free of charge at the Meridian Point car park. Volunteers must collect a parking pass from the event site on arrival and display it in their vehicle.

Drop Offs: There is no descignated drop off point for the event. Motorists are able to drop off passengers at the Lakeside car park and Meridian Point car park. Please do so in a safe manner, being mindful of traffic and local residents. 

Public Transport:

Bus: Various bus services drop-off along Meridian Road. Plan your journey at www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk

Train: The nearest station is Cleethorpes, which is 1.8 miles from the venue.

Electric Charging points: The closest car charging point to the event site is the EV Charging Point on St Peter's Avenue, DN35 8HG

Cycling & Bike Racks: There is no designated bike parking at the Meridian Showground but there are bike racks just outside the showground entrance"


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

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.

Please refer to the meeting point, course information and travel sections where we aim to give you suffient information on each of these areas.

We have assessed this route and concluded it is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Some parts of the route involve going onto grass, but an accessible route is available if required. 

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 raceforlife@cancer.org.uk 

We aim to have a British Sign Language Interpreter  available on stage whilst our event host is speaking 

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.

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