Bristol 5k 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 5k event
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.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
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
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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.
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 email@example.com .
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 secti
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.