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Swansea 5k 2024

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Swansea 5k

Sunday 28 Jul 2024

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

Date: Sunday 28 Jul 2024

Time: 10:00

Venue: Museum Green

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

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

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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.

Location

Venue
Museum Green, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 1SN View map

Course information

The single lap 5K route is all on hardstanding and relatively flat. From the start the course leads towards the coast and takes you around the marina. The course is a beautiful scenic view of Swansea Marina and Swansea Coast.

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.

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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 main event site is on the green in front of Swansea Waterfront Museum.

If using what3words, enter ///legs.eagles.appear into the free app, to find the exact starting point.

https://what3words.com/legs.eagles.appear

Please utilise public transport where you can. There is no specific event parking . Alternatively please use city centre car parks.

The car parks most local to Museum Green and this event are:

NCP Car Park Swansea City Gates

Quadrant Shopping Centre

Paxton Street Car Park

Please note that the following roads will have participants on them between 9am - 12pm and traffic will be let through by stewards at gaps within the participants:

Section of Trawler Road (from junction with Victoria Quay to in line with Grape and Olive Restaurant)

The bus station is location in the Quadrant Shopping Centre however buses run at various times on a Sunday morning. Please go to https://www.firstbus.co.uk/south-west-wales/routes-and-maps/swansea-services for timetables.

Swansea train station is a 15 minute walk away.

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

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 .

The event is wheelchair accessible with assistance. The course is primarily on hardstanding pavement. Dropped down curbs are made available throughout the course. The total ascent of the course is 40m, this is spread out throughout the course, with the highest ascent being 6m spread over 500m.

The narrowest sections of the course are 4.5m lasting 100-200m.

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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