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York 5k 2024

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York 5k

Sunday 30 Jun 2024

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 30 Jun 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: The Knavesmire

30% off entry in 2024 with code 24SPRING

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

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About the 5k event

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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.

Location

Venue
The Knavesmire, York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX View map

Course information

The 5k course is a flat single lap route taking in both The Knavesmire and the perimeter track of The Racecourse. The terrain is a mixture of grass and tarmac pathways. Due to the course being partly on grass, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up. 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 tracking apps and watches.

Join forces or go solo

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You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.
 
 

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
 

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.
 

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

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.

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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 meeting point and start line is on The Knavesmire, nearby The Racecourse. The finish line will also be within the similar vacinity.

If using what3words, enter ///they.zebra.drop in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.

Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the event site is from Knavesmire Road. It can also be reached easily from all entrances to the Knavesmire and then by following the paths towards the racecourse. 


General Event Parking: Parking is available free of charge for this event at The Knavesmire. On the day signage will direct you to the event car park entrance which is on Knavesmire Road. Please avoid parking on residential roads surrounding the venue. The journey from the car park to the event site is a 300m walk on grass.

Blue Badge Parking: Blue Badge parking is available free of charge for this event at The Knavesmire. On the day signage will direct you to the event car park entrance which is on Knavesmire Road. The journey from the car park to the event site is a 150m walk on grass.

Volunteer Parking: Parking is available free of charge for volunteers at The Knavesmire. On the day signage will direct you to the event car park entrance which is on Knavesmire Road. Please avoid parking on residential roads surrounding the venue. The journey from the car park to the event site is a 300m walk on grass.

Drop Offs: Motorists are able to drop off passengers at the event car park. Then entrance is on Knavesmire Road which will be monitored by a steward. The journey from the drop off point to the event site is a 200m walk on grass.

Public Transport:

Bus: There is a regular bus service from the centre to the venue. There are a number of buses that run along Tadcaster Road York. Plan your journey at www.firstbus.co.uk/york

Train: The nearest train station is York, which is 1.5 miles from the venue.

Electric Charging points: The closest car charging point to the event site is the eVolt Charging Station on Nunnery Lane, YO23 1AA.

Cycling & Bike Racks: There is no designated bike parking at the Knavesmire."

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

 

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.

Please refer to the meeting point, course information and travel sections where we aim to give you suffient information on each of these areas.

We have assessed this route and concluded it is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

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 

We aim to have a British Sign Language Interpreter  available on stage whilst our event host is speaking 

 

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.

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