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Folkestone 5k 2023

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Folkestone 5k
Sunday 11 Jun 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 11 Jun 2023

Time: 10:30

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: The Leas, Outside The Grand, Folkestone, CT20 2XL View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Folkestone route boasts beautiful sea views along the top of The Leas, down to the war memorial and back. This flat course is perfect for everyone and there are plenty of viewing locations along the route.

Please arrive 30 to 45 mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

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. You will be able to refill this at the refill station when you finish. 


Meeting point

The start is on The Leas, outside The Grand, Folkestone, CT20 2XL.

If using what3words, enter ///standards.standing.next in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

There isn’t any specific parking for this event. Please use public transport where possible.

Please be aware that road closures will affect Cliff Road, Dixwell Road, Metropole Road West, Metropole Road East and The Leas from 10:00am- 1:00pm.

For anyone who requires disabled parking, please do 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 and we will make arrangements for you.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

This event is suitable for wheelchair users. The course is mainly on flat tarmac roads and paths, however please note that there are some stretches of grass along The Leas that are included in the route, so assistance may be required.

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you or need to arrange parking, 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.

Supporter / spectator access

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.