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Aberystwyth 5k 2024

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Aberystwyth 5k

Sunday 12 May 2024

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Time: 10:00

Venue: The Bandstand, Marine Terrace

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
The Bandstand, Marine Terrace, The Promenade, Ceredigion, Aberystwyth, SY23 2BX View map

Course information

The course is a single lap 5K with fantastic views of the Welsh coastline. 

The start and finish is on the promenade along Marine Terrace, outside the bandstand. 

The course is on hardstanding pavement and roads along the coastline and cycle route of Afon Rheidol. 

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 and finish line is on the promenade along Marine Terrace, outside the bandstand. 

If using what3words, enter ///routs.added.pushy in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

Pedestrians: If you are walking to the event, you can access the event site along Marine Terrace or Victoria Terrace, off Terrace road, Albert Place or Pier Street. 

General Event Parking:  The course requires road closures to ensure the safety of our participants. The following roads will be closed from 5am on the morning of the event: 

- Victoria Terrace

- Marine Terrace 

- Riverside Terrace 

-New Promenade 

- King Street 

- Terrace Road

-  South Marine Terrace. 

There is no official parking, so please park in town centre car parks and walk to the start. 

Blue Badge Parking: The closest Car park is North Road Car park or St Michaels car park, this is approx 5minute walk to the event site. 

Volunteer Parking: The closest Car park is North Road Car park or St Michaels car park, this is an approx 5minute walk to the event site. 

Drop Offs: The course requires road closures to ensure the safety of our participants. The above roads will be closed from 5am on the morning of the event: 

Public Transport:

Bus: Unfortunately the busses do not run on a Sunday. 

Train: The start is an 8min walk (0.4miles) from Aberystwyth train station


Electric Charging points: The closest charging port is at Lower Park Avenue Car Park, which is 17min walk, 0.7 miles away from the start line. 

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are limited bike racks around the area, the closest are: Next to the new cycle shelter near the Rail Station at the back of Matalan, Outside Plascrug Leisure Centre.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

Accessibility description: The event site and route is on a smooth hard standing surface. The entirety of the 3K route is flat and the majority of the route is wider than 2meters. This course is accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Please do note: due to the unlikely event of bad weather, sand can often be blown onto the pathway and streets and make the road and pavement slippery.   

Throughout the whole 5K the course has an overall ascent of 38m. 

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 

A British Sign Language Interpreter will be available on stage whilst our event host is speaking.

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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