Winchester 5k 2024
£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 5k event
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.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
The start is located in North Wall Recreation Ground.If using what3words, enter ///trailers.reject.downcastin the free app, to find the exact starting point.
General Event Parking: Please use city centre car parks. North Walls Recreation Ground is a short walk from the centre of town. Blue Badge Parking: Blue Badge parking can be found at River Park Leisure Centre Car Park
Volunteer Parking: Volunteer parking can be found at Hillier Way Car Park. This car park is free of charge and a 5 min walk to the event site. Drop Offs: Drop off area is located at River Park Leisure Centre Car Park
Bus: The nearest bus station is Winchester Bus Station, SO23 9BA, which is a 15-minute walk/ 6-minute taxi ride away.
Train: If travelling by train, the nearest train station is Winchester Train Station which is a 15-minute walk / 6-minute taxi ride away from the event site. Please ask to be dropped at River Park Leisure Centre, SO23 7DD, you can access the venue by walking across the car park to the recreation ground.
Electric Charging points: Please use the link below for City Center Electric charging points https://www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/other-parking-facilities
Cycling & Bike Racks: There are no bike parking racks at this venue
We recommend the course is wheelchair accesible but with assistance. Please be mindful that although this course is flat, over 50% is on grass with no path alternative so assistance may be required, especially weather dependant. This also includes the same for pushchairs, the route is mainly flat with a small incline up hill before entering Nuns Road, therefore please do consider this, especially if there has been wet weather prior to the event.
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
A British Sign Language Interpreter will be availble on stage whilst our event host is speaking.
If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enq
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.