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Barnstaple 5k 2021

There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Race for Life

Barnstaple 5k
Sunday 12 Sep 2021

£14.99 Adults | £10.00 Children | £14.99 Young Adults

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Key Information

Date: Sunday 12 Sep 2021

Time: from 11:15

Adults: £14.99
Children: £10.00
Young Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: The Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, Barnstaple, EX32 0RH View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

This is a one-lapped course that follows, tracks and paths around the acres of the Castle Hill Estate. The Castle Hill Estate is situated on the Southern edge of Exmoor and in the rolling hills of North Devon - the 5k route will take in the beautiful gardens and historic parkland within the Estate.


Meeting point

The start line is in front of the main house at Filleigh Estate within the grounds.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ll be operating a staggered start time in 2021 to ensure your safety on event day. Additional start times may become available as and when needed.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your start time. 


Leave the A361 (North Devon Link Road) at the roundabout signed South Molton onto B3226. Take second turning right signed Stags Head and Filleigh. Shortly after passing through Stags Head, look out for the yellow Palladian house on the right. Follow the brown sign and drive through gates on the right hand bend and continue towards house.

Car parking is available adjacent to the event area.

The nearest train station is Barnstaple Station, which is around 9 miles and a 25 minute taxi journey from the venue.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers

This event is unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchair users due to the uneven terrain and inclines/declines on the course route.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, 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

Supporter / spectator access

Please note, whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19. We will update on this nearer the time.

We will  be giving away bottled water at the finish line. But due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our plans to reduce single use plastics at our events we encourage participants to bring their own water or hydration fluids on the day.