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Norwich 3k 2024

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Norwich 3k

Sunday 12 May 2024

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Norfolk Showground

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

About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.


Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT View map

Course information

The Norwich route is a mixture of pathways and grass and is relatively flat, and all contained within the showground site. A lovely, accessible course that’s perfect for all abilities.

The start and finish is on the main Norfolk Showground, a short walk from the Showground buildings. Please follow the 'To the Start' signs from the car park to gain access to the event site. 

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 Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish. 

Please arrive 30 to 45mins 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 match up with fitbits, strava and Apple watches.  

Join forces or go solo

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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 start and finish is on the main Norfolk Showground, a short walk from the Showground buildings. Please follow the 'To the Start' signs from the car park to gain access to the event site. 

If using what3words, enter ///assess.shepherds.primary in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

Please listen out for your start time to join in front of the stage for a warm up and instructions 

IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATE - Please be aware there are Roadworks and temporary traffic lights in place on Dereham Road at the junction with Dunham Road. This may cause delays when turning onto the Red Car park for the event. As such we encourage you to leave extra time when travelling to the event and allow plenty of time to arrive on site, in good time for your event.

General Event Parking, Blue Badge Parking and Volunteer Parking: The Showground is situated just off the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass at the A1074 Longwater Interchange, follow signs for Norfolk Showground. Please follow event signs along Dereham Road heading towards Easton. Turn onto Dunham Road (West side of the showground) for access to the car parks and event site.

There is free car parking at the Showground, please follow event signs and directions from the stewards. 

All parking is on grass and please note there is a 10 minute walk from the event car park to the event site, please arrive in plenty of time to get parked and walk to the event site before your start time.

Blue Badge Parking: 

Please inform the stewards you require accessible parking and follow their directions on the day.

Drop Offs

Please inform the stewards on the car park you are just stopping to drop-off. 

Bus: There are multiple bus routes available to Norfolk Showground. Please visit your local bus timetable for the best route options available to you. 

Train: The nearest train station is Norwich which is around 15-20 minutes from the venue via car. 

Electric Charging points: None available

Cycling & Bike Racks: None available

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

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.

Event Site: The start and finish areas are both on the same grass field with tarmac paths surrounding it. Course: The route is on a mixture of flat tarmac paths and across grass sections which includes a few inclines, so anyone with accessibility requirements may want assistance on the uneven and undulating sections.

Carers are welcome free of charge.

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 

A British Sign Language Interpreter will be available whilst our event host is speaking - Subject to availability

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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