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Plymouth 10k 2024

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Plymouth 10k
Sunday 2 Jun 2024

£17.49 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 2 Jun 2024

Time: 10:00

Venue: The Hoe

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

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About the 10k event

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The 10k is just over 6 miles and perfect for those looking for more of a challenge. Take on a longer distance without pressure! If you enjoy walking or running and have taken part in charity runs before, then a 10k could be the one for you. Take it at your own pace, in a group, or go solo and push yourself a bit further while helping to fund our life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue: The Hoe, Hoe Promenade, Plymouth, PL1 2PA View map

Course information

The Plymouth 10k route starts and finishes on the picturesque Hoe promenade, adjacent to Smeaton’s Tower, and provides fantastic views of the sea and a great atmosphere. The course is all on paved paths and follows closed roads around the Hoe and pathways in Hoe Gardens, so please do expect some steep inclines and some uneven surfaces. The course has an overall ascent of 62m throughout the full 10k course. The 10k course is a doulble lap of the 5k course.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. There will be a water refill station 1/2 around the course and a ScottishPower water refill station will be available to use at the finish. 

Please arrive 30 to 45 mins 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 correspond with digital trac

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
 
 
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
 
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
 
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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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 event site is on the Hoe grassed area, adjacent to Smeaton’s Tower.   Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.           

If using what3words, enter ///pads.double.pills in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

https://www.what3words.com/pads.double.pills?partner=RaceForLife

There is no designated event car park at this venue, however there are multiple city centre car parks nearby. For more information, please visit https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/find-somewhere-park

Plymouth train station is about a 25-minute walk away from the event, and the bus station is about a 15 minute walk away.

Please note the following road closures will be in effect for the event (timings will be updated nearer the event):

Hoe Road, Madeira Road

One-way sections: Hoegate Street; Lambhay Hill, Elliot Street until Junction of Citadel Road; Citadel Road for short stretch; Leigham Ter; Leigham Street; Cliff Road; W. Hoe Road; Great Western Road; Grand Parade

The nearest public electric car charging points to the event site are via Urban Electric Charging Station on Leigham St, Plymouth, please be mindful of road closures during event a secondary location for charging points is a BP Pulse Charging Station located at Holiday Inn Plymouth, Armada Way, Pl1 2HJ

Plymouth City Council have installed more cycle parking across the city, You can find cycle parking available on Plymouth Hoe by using what three words ///garden.pokers.stuff

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
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

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 

This course is all solely on tarmac and a wide route. There is no differentiation in the terrain. The event site is also on hardstanding, with the staged area on grass next to the lighthouse which may become boggy and uneven in poor weather conditions. However due to some steep inclines, especially up Lambhay Hill on the route, the 10k is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.

Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

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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