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Harrogate 5k 2023

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Harrogate 5k
Sunday 9 Jul 2023

£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 9 Jul 2023

Time: 11:00

Venue: The Stray

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

About the 5k event

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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.

Location

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

Course information

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

This event is a single 5k and double 10k lap. Our event offers a flat lap of The Stray. The terrain is a mixture of grass and paths and is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience however please be mindful the majority of the course is on grass in the event of boggy weather.

On the day

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Take part in a group or go solo
Take part as an individual or in a group and have fun raising money for life-saving research. You can walk, jog or run, going at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader getting family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to Race, you will be helping to beat cancer.
 
 
Warm up with other participants
Get moving just before you begin your Race for Life event with a live and interactive warm up session.
 
Supporters and spectators welcome
Spectators are very welcome on the day to cheer you on! The more the merrier.
 
Soak up the atmosphere
After you've completed the course, why not make a day of it with other participants, friends and family, and have a picnic in the park.

While your entry fee covers the cost of your event, it's the money you raise that will fund vital research and see more people surviving cancer.

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/start line is 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.

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: 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.

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. Please use the below link to check availability

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

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

We reccomend the course is wheelchair accesible but with assistance. Please be mindful that although this course is flat, over 50% is on grass with no path alternative so assistance may be required, especially weather dependant. This also includes the same for pushchairs, the route is mainly flat with a small incline over a bridge, therefore please do consider this, espeically in boggy weather

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

Bring a water bottle
We want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.

Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

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.

We're with you every step of the way

Choose the right event for you

Don't fancy the 3k? Check out our range of different Race for Life events all across the country and find one that suits you.

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