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Winchester 5k 2025

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Winchester 5k

Sunday 18 May 2025

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

Date: Sunday 18 May 2025

Time: 11:00

Venue: North Walls Recreation Ground

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.


North Walls Recreation Ground, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DD View map

Course information

The start and finish is on grass. The course is mainly on grass and tarmac paths  around the fields of North Walls Recreation Ground and Winchester Rugby Club. The route does include a small hill incline once partipcants have passed Nuns Walk.

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

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 start and finish is (TBC)

If using what3words, enter ///trailers.reject.downcastin the free app, to find the exact starting point. 


By car:

General Event Parking:  Please use city center car parks.

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.

Electric Charging points: Please use the link below for City Center Electric charging points https://www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/other-parking-facilities

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: (TBC)

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.

Cycling & Bike Racks: Ther are none available at this event.

No dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

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.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained Dementia Friends.

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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