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Wakefield 5k 2023

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Wakefield 5k
Sunday 18 Jun 2023

£10.00 Children | £14.99 Adults | £14.99 Young Adults

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 18 Jun 2023

Time: 11:00

Children: £10.00
Adults: £14.99
Young Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Thornes Park, Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8TY View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

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.

The Wakefield 5K course is a single lap route mostly on grass and paths. The course is contained within the three parks; Clarence, Holmfield and Thornes Parks. The course itself is not entirely flat; the highest point is the top of the hill, opposite the old Wakefield College. The lowest is the southern boundary of the parks which runs parallel to Thornes and Denby Dale Roads.

The route is undulating in parts with an occasional slight incline. Due to the course being on grass, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions. 

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

Meeting 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.

The meeting point and start line is within Thornes Park in a field that runs alongside Lawefield Lane near the playground. The finish line will also be within a similar vicinity.

If using what3words, enter ///sticky.status.stage 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.

There is no designated event parking available at the venue. The postcode for the event site is Horbury Road,WF2 8TY however we do not have any parking facilities for participants at this event so please consider this in advance. The car park by the Athletics Stadium is closed to participants due to route running alongside it. The bottom of this car park can be used for disabled users only. Thorne Road car park is open as usual for park users.

Please utilise town centre Pay and Display Car Parks which are and approximately a 10-15 minute walk to Thornes Park.

The nearest train station is Wakefield Westgate Rail Station which is a 10-15 minute walk away. There are a number of buses that run along Thornes Road and Park Grove Road which are a 3 min walk away from the event site.

Bus: 107/108/109 Wakefield-Calder Grove-Crigglestone-Hall Green, Every 30 minutes

119/120 Wakefield-Thornes-Horbury-Ossett-Batley, Hourly

126/127 Wakefield-Horbury-Ossett-Dewsbury, Every 10 minutes

128/A Dewsbury-Thornhill-Horbury-Wakefield, Hourly

231/232 Wakefield-Horbury-Netherton (231)-Overton (232)-Flockton-Lepton-Huddersfield, Every hour

435 Wakefield-Calder Grove-Skelmanthorpe-Denby Dale-Holmfirth, Every 2 hours

436 Wakefield-Calder Grove-Clayton West-Skelmanthorpe-Denby Dale-Holmfirth, Every 2 hours

Wakefield Free City Bus links the city’s Westgate and Kirkgate train and bus stations. Buses run every ten minutes from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Saturdays. Stops 7 (Charlesworth Way), 10 (Westgate Retail and Leisure park) and 11 (Westgate) are the closest to Thornes Park.

Dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
No parking

Although most the course is along paths, some have quite short steep inclines/declines and large areas are run on grass. Therefore we would not recommend this course as being suitable for wheelchairs.

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.

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.

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.