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Herne Bay 5k 2024

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Herne Bay 5k

Sunday 30 Jun 2024

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 30 Jun 2024

Time: 10:30

Venue: Seafront Hampton Pier

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

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About the 5k event

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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.

Location

Venue
Seafront Hampton Pier, Swalecliffe Ave, Herne Bay, CT6 8EJ View map

Course information

The start line and finish area is within Hampton Pier Recreation Ground.

The Herne Bay route is mainly on sea wall paths and roads and is mostly flat. The route shows off the spectacular views along Herne Bay seafront.

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up. A Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

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

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel. This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always match up with fitbits, Strava and Apple watches. Remember to follow the route carefully and don't cut corners as that will alter the distance you cover!

Join forces or go solo

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You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.
 
 

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
 

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.
 

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

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.

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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

The start line and the finish is within Hampton Pier Recreation Ground.

If using what3words, enter ///today.rests.pink in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: You can access the event site off Hampton Pier Avenue via Swalecliffe Avenue or you can walk straight in from the sea wall if walking from Hampton/Herne Bay or Whitstable.

General Event Parking: There is no specific parking for participants at this event. All of the surrounding roads are free to park. There will be road closures affecting Hampton Pier Avenue, Western Esplanade, Chamberlain Drive, West Cliff Drive and Swalecliffe Avenue from 10:15am-11:30am so please consider this when making your plans.

Blue Badge Parking: There is blue badge parking available within Swalecliffe Avenue Car Park. If you let the stewards know on arrival at the entrance to Swalecliffe Drive they will guide you through.

Drop Offs: There is no specific drop off area for this event. 

Train: The closest train station is Herne Bay which is 1 mile (approx 20 min walk) to the event site.

Bus: There are a number of bus routes that drop outside the Hampton Inn.

Electric Charging points: The closest electic charging points are at Lidl Herne Bay CT6 8NZ 0.9 miles or Central Parade CT6 5JQ 0.8 miles.

Cycling & Bike Racks: Unfortunately there isnt any specific parking for bikes at Hampton Recreation Ground.

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

This 5k course is deemed wheelchair accessible with assistance. 

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 raceforlife@cancer.org.uk.

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends. 

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.

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