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Scunthorpe 5k 2023

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Scunthorpe 5k

Wednesday 7 Jun 2023

, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Wednesday 7 Jun 2023


Venue: Normanby Hall Country 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.


Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 9HU View map

Course information

The Scunthorpe 5k course is a single 5K route mostly on grass. Some parts of the route involve going onto grass and woodland path that could be considered as rough terrain. Some sections involve uneven surfaces and narrow paths. The route starts and finishes in front of Normanby Hall and takes participants around various paths, woodlands and fields. Due to some of the course/start/finish being on grass, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

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

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

The meeting point and start/finish line can be found in front of Normanby Hall at Normanby Country Park. 

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

The postcode for the venue is Normanby Hall Country Park, DN15 9HU.

We are pleased to offer free event parking at the venue.

Disabled parking is available at the venue and wheelchair users can access the event site from the car park easily.

If you are travelling by public transport the nearest bus stop is Normanby Hall Park (B), Ormesby Road, which is a 3 min walk away. Please check the latest travel information ahead of your journey any consider how you will get home from the venue on a weekday evening.

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers

Unfortunately we do not recommend this event for wheelchair users due to the majority of the course being on grass or uneven woodland path with some inclines. Should wheelchair users wish to take part we could suggest a shorter 2K route which could be completed with assistance. 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/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.

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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