Plymouth 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 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.
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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.
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 .
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, assistance may be required for wheelchair users.
The 5k Course has an overall ascent of 62m throughout the full 5k course. Plymouth Hoe is accessible to all with wide tarmac paths throughout the park as well as long the seafront. All paths are suitable for wheelchairs and prams with plently of seating throughout the&
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.