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Harrogate 3k 2024

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Harrogate 3k

Sunday 21 Jul 2024

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 21 Jul 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: The Stray

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 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
The Stray, Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, HG1 1BJ View map

Course information

The start and finish are entirely on flat grass. 

The course is a single lap 3k and is a combination of grass, tarmac path and paths affected by potholes.  It is mosty flat but one area does have a slight incline over a bridge. 

Ground conditions may vary according to 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 Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish.


Please arrive 30 to 45mins 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 match up with fitbits, Strava and Apple 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 start and finish lines are within one of the open fields on The Stray; near where Oatland Drive meets Slingsby Walk. This is clearly visible when approaching the Stray from any direction.


If using what3words, enter ///defeat.rust.system in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: There are no specific entrance points to the open fields of The Stray but please be vigilant as you may cross the course at multiple points on your way to the meeting point/start line.


General Event Parking:  General car parking is not available at this venue. Please use the below link for further information on nearby public parking: https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/can-i-park/car-parks-harrogate


Blue Badge Parking: Please use the Bede House entrance into St. Aidan's School on Oatland's Drive . A steward will direct you to the blue badge car park area. Please adhere to the 5mph restrictions at all times. The journery from this car park is a 5 minute walk on a pavement onto the event site which is grass. 


Volunteer Parking:  Please use the Bede House entrance into St. Aidan's School on Oatland's Drive . A steward will direct you to volunteer parking. Please adhere to the 5mph restrictions at all times.


Drop Offs: Oatlands Drive and Stray Rein will both be closed on event day. The surrounding streets are permit holder parking only but can be used to drop-off event attendees. Please do so in a safe manner, being mindful of traffic and local residents.


Public Transport:-The Stray is accessible via public transport. 

Bus: The Stray is accessible via public transport. Please use the below link to check availability:

https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Stray_Walk-Yorkshire-street_7379107-2109


Train: The nearest train station is Harrogate Train Station which is an 18 minute walk to the event site 


Electric Charging points: The closest point to the event site is the Connected Kerb Charging Station on Tower Street 


Cycling & Bike Racks: There is no designated bike parking at the Stray 

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

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible in our ""Course Description"" and ""Travel notes"" section, so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.

We have assessed this route and concluded it is wheelchair accessible but with assistance due to a large amount of the course being on grass which can be affected by recent weather conditions


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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