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Bury St Edmunds 5k 2023

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Bury St Edmunds 5k
Sunday 11 Jun 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 11 Jun 2023

Time: 11:00

Venue: Nowton Park

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

About the 5k event

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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.

Location

Venue: Nowton Park, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU View map

Course information

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 Bury St Edmunds route is around Nowton Park with its much loved central avenue, artistic sculptures and beautiful landscapes. Featuring a mix of terrain across the rich natural habitat, the route is described as cross country so we do ask participants to watch their step.

Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
 
 
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
 
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
 
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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.

To access the Start Line please head down the avenue of trees towards the main hardstanding car park end and follow the signs into the starting arena.

If using what3words, enter ///competing.caramel.trail in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

https://www.what3words.com/competing.caramel.trail?partner=RaceForLife

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.

Free car parking is available at the venue, but please note, this will be on grass.  Accessible car parking is located in the main hardstanding car park.  

The nearest train station is Bury St Edmunds however please note that the venue is a 45 minute walk away.

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

The route is entirely on grass.  It is not particularly hilly, but due to the nature of the venue the ground is uneven and can be soft and get rutted in damp weather.  Rabbit holes can appear overnight, although we endeavour to fill or route around every one that we find when setting up our course.  For these reasons we don’t feel that this course is wheelchair accessible.  Anyone wanting to use a wheelchair or mobility scooter is encouraged to undertake an assessment of the terrain before doing so.  On the day there will be accessible parking located in the main hardstanding car park.

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 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.

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