Chesterfield 5k 2024
Sunday 21 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 site, start and finish line are all in the same place in front of the bandstand within Queen's Park.
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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.
Arriving by Car : Queen's Park North Car Park will be closed for the duration of the event.
Queen's Park South and Boythorpe Avenue Pay & Display car parks will remain open and operational as usual.
Car parking is also available in a number of public pay and display car parks around the town centre which is just a short walk to Queen's Park.
Arriving by public transport : The nearest train station is Chesterfield, which is about a 15 minute walk to the start line. There are numerous bus services that run from the surrounding areas into the town centre and onto Park Road and Boythorpe Road that surround Queen's Park.
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Event Site: The start and finish areas are both on the same grass field in front of the bandstand. The field is flat and the ground is solid unless we have experienced substantial rainfall, in which case it could be boggy in places. There is a path around the perimeter of the event site. Wheelchair users can choose to join and finish the race where the grass meets the path (approx. 20m ). The event site is easily accessible from the Queens Park North and South car parks
Course: Please read the course information section regarding the terrain to decide whether you feel this is a suitable course for you. We would advise this route as '
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.