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Bristol 5k 2023

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Bristol 5k
Sunday 25 Jun 2023

£15.99 Young Adults | £15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

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

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 25 Jun 2023

Time: 11:00

Young Adults: £15.99
Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: The Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol, BS9 1FG View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Bristol 5k route is a course which mostly follows the perimeter of The Downs. It is a primarily flat course mainly on grass on the outer perimeter of Durdham Downs and Clifton Downs, with a mixed terrain which takes in amazing views of Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The 5k Course has an overall ascent of 28m throughout the full 5k course.

There are lots of cheering points along the way and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere which you'll really enjoy.

The course has an amazing atmosphere and is all wrapped up in the heart of Bristol with a great community spirit.

Meeting point

The start line is on The Downs opposite the water tower just off Stoke Road and Ladies Mile.  Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time

If using what3words, enter ///softly.visit.clip in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

https://www.what3words.com/softly.visit.clip?partner=RaceForLife

Parking on The Downs is not permitted. If you arrive early you may find spaces on the surrounding roads but be aware that road closures are in place on Stoke Road, & Ladies Mile. Stewards will be there on the day to direct you. Please note there is limited disabled parking on Stoke Road.

Please utilise public transport: Clifton train station is a 10-minute walk from the venue which links to the main train station Bristol Temple Meads.

Buses run up to The Downs from the town centre, please visit Routes & Timetables | Travelwest

Car - Due to the city centre location of the event, we are unable to provide onsite parking so advise using one of the many City Centre car parks, the closest car park to the event site is,

Clifton Down Shopping Centre provides a partially covered car park accessed from Alma Road. Parking is spread over seven levels with 360 spaces, including disabled and mother/child bays.

The car park offers safe and secure parking from 7.00am to 10:30pm and was granted the Park Mark Safer Parking Award, The sat nav postcode for the car park is BS8 2NN.

Payment can be made with cash, and contactless by card, or using Apple and Android Pay.

Bristol Clean Air Zone

Please check whether your vehicle will be charged in Bristol’s Clean Air Zone and pay the charge at www.gov.uk/check-clean-air-zone-charge. All you need is your vehicle registration number.

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

The nearest public electric car charging points to the event site are via Charge Your Car Charging Station Redland Hill, Redland, Bristol BS6 6XL

Bristol City Council have installed more cycle parking across the city, You can find cycle parking available at The Downs Café by using what three words ///glad.rich.sting

E- Scooter Rentals: Voi scooters are available throughout the city. Voi e-scooters will cost £1 to unlock and then £0.14 per minute of usage. Check out the website 'https://www.voi.com/' to learn more and download the app. They are available to collect from many city centre locations including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Bus Station, College Green & Park Street, Clifton and White ladies Road and can be returned anywhere in their designated zone, these zones are highlighted on the website / app.

Try to use the most sustainable forms of transport when making your way to the event. Explore on foot or go by bike if you can. Make use of public transport and minibuses and take the bus or join a ride-share for longer distances.

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

The majority of the route is on grass on The Downs, with a slight incline from the Sea Wall up to Stoke Road making the route wheelchair accessible with assistance.

The course within its first 2k must follow the route around Wildflower Meadow, this route follows a track which can often be uneven due to tree routes.

An option to avoid this section of the route will be available just after 1km where you can cross Circular Road and follow on the tarmac path on the opposite side of the road following the course route and re-joining by crossing Circular Road just after 2km as you approach the sea wall giving the option of avoiding this section.  The 5k Course has an overall ascent of 28m throughout the full 5k course.

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 Fri

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.