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Shrewsbury 5k 2025

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Shrewsbury 5k

Sunday 1 Jun 2025

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

Date: Sunday 1 Jun 2025

Time: 11:00

Venue: The Quarry

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

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.


The Quarry, Park & Garden, Shrewsbury, SY1 1RU View map

Course information

The start, finish and event site is entirely on grass. The course is a combination of grass and surfaced paths. The course features various elevation changes which all adds to the fun and challenge. It is a single lap 5K route.

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

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 start and finish line is located within the Quarry on the grass field next to the swimming pool.

If using what3words, enter ///linen.purple.bunny in the free app, to find the exact starting point.


By car:

General Event Parking: There is no designated parking available for the event. The nearest major car park is Frankwell which is approximately 0.5 miles from the event site, and is free of charge on a Sunday.

Blue Badge Parking: The nearest available disabled parking is at Frankwell which is approximately 0.5 miles from the event site, and is free of charge of a Sunday.

Volunteer Parking: There is no dedicated event volunteer parking for this event, the nearest available car park is Frankwell which is approximately -.5miles from the event site, and is free of charge on a Sunday.

Drop Offs: The suitable location for drop offs is by the gate to the park on Victoria Avenue, from here it is less than 100m to the event site.

Electric Charging points: There are none avilable at this event.

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the event site is via Victoria Avenue, however you can use any of the usual entrances to the park.

Bus: Shrewsbury Bus Station is 0.5 miles walk away.

Train: Shrewsbury Railway Station is 0.6 miles from the event site.

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are none avilable at this event.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No 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 not wheelchair accessible due to the elevation changes and grass sections.

Due to the nature of the event it is not suitable for wheelchair users.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained Dementia Friends.

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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