York 5k 2024
Sunday 30 Jun 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
About the 5k event
The original and most popular Race for Life event, the 5k is an entry-level distance and an achievable first challenge for most. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog, run or make your way around the course however suits you to fund life-saving research.
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
The meeting point and start line is on The Knavesmire, nearby The Racecourse. The finish line will also be within the similar vacinity.
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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.
Parking is available free of charge for this event at The Knavesmire. Disabled parking spaces will also be available.
On the day signage will direct you the the event car park. Please avoid parking on resdiential roads surrounding the venue.
The nearest train station is York and the city centre is 1.5miles away. There is a regular bus service from the centre to the venue.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance. The course and event site is mainly on grass with some paths following the racecourse track. The route is mostly flat but the grass sections can be slightly uneven in places. Due to the time of year the event is taking place, the grass may become boggy in poor weather conditions.
The venue is accessible from most entrances with disabled parking available at event car park on The Knavesmire.
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.