County Durham 5k 2024
County Durham 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.
The start and finish lines are located within Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street. Near to the skatepark off Ropery Lane
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Pedestrians: Riverside Park is accessible from Ropery Lane, however be aware of busy A roads close to the site
General Event Parking: Parking will be in designated areas of DCCC Riverside. There will be event parking signs to direct you from the A167 to the correct area
Blue Badge Parking: Ropery Lane North Car Park DS3 3SJ
Volunteer Parking: Ropery Lane North Car Park DS3 3SJ
Drop Offs: Ropery Lane North Car Park DS3 3SJ
Bus: The 78 Country Ranger drops right outside the entrace to Riverside Park
Train: Chester-Le-Street Station is a 20min walk away (the 78 Country Ranger Bus runs from the station)
Electric Charging points: No
Cycling & Bike Racks: No but bike storage can be facilitated for people arriving by bike
The course is accessible with assistance as some parts are on grass and gravel tracks.
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’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.