Newbury 5k 2024
Sunday 16 Jun 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 is located in front of the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.
From Car Park 4, please turn left out of the car park along Kingman Way where signage and stewards will guide you to the start area.
If using what3words, enter ///media.gains.taking in the free app, to find the exact starting point.
If driving, please enter the Racecourse over the new bridge off Hambridge Road. Sat Navs: Use postcode RG14 5AW which will take you to Stryker (adjacent to the new bridge). At the mini roundabout go over the new bridge adjacent to Stryker, then turn right at the roundabout on the other side, following the road past the Nuffield Health Centre. Please note, there is no through access to or from Car Park 1 or Stroud Green/Racecourse Road.
Please then follow signage to Car Park 4 which is free parking for the event, where you will be directed by stewards.
If using what3words, enter ///wheels.glare.flight in the free app, to find Car Park 4.
The nearest train station is Newbury Racecourse, and this is within walking distance from the site. The Racecourse is also on a bus route.
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 .
Although the majority of the route takes place on tarmac, there is a 1km section of the course which is on uneven and potentially boggy grass. There are also a number of uneven and challenging surfaces along the route. Therefore, the route is deemed not accessible for wheelchair or pushchair users. The Course has an overall ascent of 18m throughout the full 10K course.
Accessible parking will be available in Car Park 4 and the start/finish area is on hardstanding.
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.