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Brighton 5k 2024

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Brighton 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: 11:00

Venue: Stanmer Park

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

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
Stanmer Park, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN1 9SE View map

Course information

The start and finish can be found in the field next to the playground in Stanmer Park.

The course takes in fields and woodland and comes with challenging cross-country terrain. There are some steep inclines to challenge you.

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

Race for Life participants having fun at events
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.

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 can be found in the field next to the playground in Stanmer Park by Lower Lodges Car park West.

If using what3words, enter ///pirate.voter.saves in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

We encourage the use of public transport to access the event to reduce pollution to the Brighton and Hove area.

Pedestrians: Please enter the park via the main entrance on Stony Mere Way.

General Event Parking:  The University of Sussex have kindly given us permission for participants to park for free in their Jubilee multi-storey car park which is only a 10-minute walk from the event area.

To access this car park, please enter University of Sussex campus via University Way or Knights Gate Road and follow signs to 'Car Park 7', which is at the end of Arts Road. Please use postcode BN1 9RG or use the what3words app to take you to the exact location (using the words ///pile.soon.broad). Once parked, follow signage and stewards' instructions to cut through into the top of Stanmer Park from the car park, as this will be much quicker than walking back along the roads!

Please do not park on grass verges within Stanmer Park or on the surrounding roads, as parking fines will be issued. 

Blue Badge Parking: Accesible parking can be found inside the park in Lower Lodges Car Park West, off Stoney Mere Way.

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

Public Transport:-

Bus: The Brighton and Hove ‘Breeze’ Bus Service provides access to Stanmer Park. The Route 78 arrives at Stanmer Park Gates (approximately 2 minute walk from the event site) every 15 minutes on Sundays. Plan your journey here. Buses 25 and 28 also run at the weekends, within a 5-minute walk away from the event site).

Train: A footpath leads to Stanmer Park from Falmer station’s main entrance (the entrance by the ticket office). Approximately 8 minute walk (0.4 miles).

Electric Charging points: Electric charging can be found in the university in the multi story car park.

Cycling & Bike Racks: Cycle parking stands are provided in the west Lower Lodges car park, the new Patchway car park, and by the Palm House outside the entrance to the restored Walled Garden. These cycle stands are available to all park visitors including users of BTN BikeShare bikes. For more information visit the BTN BikeShare website or download the app on your device.

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

The Stanmer Park course is extremely uneven with muddy pathways which are affected by the weather. This can cause the ground to become very boggy also there are also some steep inclines and declines, for this reason we deem this event as unsuitable for wheelchair users.

If you require further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or 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 need extra help at the event please 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.

There will be a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage at this event.

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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