Bedford 5k 2024
Sunday 28 Jul 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
About the 5k event
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.
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
The event starts and finishes in the field near Cloverdale Retreat, next to Priory Lake.
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Parking is at the Bedford Athletics Stadium, MK41 9SB. You will be directed by stewards where to park and there will be signage to direct you to the event site. The car park is a short walk from the event site so please allow 5-10 minutes for this. Please note there is a £3 fee for the car park, this is cash only. Disabled parking is available in Priory Country Park. Please follow signage.
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
Unfortunately this event is not deemed suitable for wheelchair users due to the cross-country terrain of Priory Country Park. The course is mostly on grass and this can become boggy when there is poor weather.
Should any spectators require blue badge parking, this will be in the overflow car park of Priory Country Park. Please be aware that the start/finish area is also on grass.
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 .
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.