Bury St Edmunds 5k 2024
Bury St Edmunds 5k
£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.
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.
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.
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
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/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 email@example.com .
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.