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Welwyn and Hatfield 3k 2025

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Welwyn and Hatfield 3k

Sunday 25 May 2025

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 25 May 2025

Time: 11:00

Venue: Stanborough Park

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

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About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
Stanborough Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6DQ View map

Course information

The start and finish are on grass. The Course is on a mixture of grass and tarmac paths and includes uphill and downhill grassy slopes.

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

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 and finish are on the south side of the park, behind the boating lake reception.

If using what3words, enter ///nets.wing.drag in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

By car:

General Event Parking: Parking will be available in the south and north Stanborough Park car parks. Please be aware that parking fees apply here and cameras will be in operation. Please allow plenty of time to access the car parks as Stanborough Road will be closed from around 15 minutes prior to the start of the event and from this time, you will have to follow a long diversion to be able to access the car parks if approaching from the A1 (M)

Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking is available in the South Lake car park. Please speak to the Stewards who will direct you to the correct car parking area located next to the Boat lake.

Volunteer Parking: Volunteers are advised to park in the South Stanborough Park car park. Please be aware that parking fees apply here and cameras will be in operation.

Drop Offs: Drop off is available in both the North and South Carparks.

Electric Charging points: There are none available at this event. The nearest are located at Tesco Extra which is a 22 min walk to the park.

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: Please access the park on the South side (South lake) located off Stanborough Road.

Bus: 601 Uno and 300 Arriva. 405 Uno

Train: The nearest train station is Welwyn Garden City - 35 min walk

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are none available at this event.

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

Due to the mixed terrain and a number of inclines and declines, this event is deemed unsuitable for wheelchair users. For 2024, we have had to change the course to incorporate the field above the north car park and splash park, which is particularly steep.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained 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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