Wakefield 5k 2024
Saturday 15 Jun 2024
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU
About the 5k event
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.
On the day
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
The event site, start line and finish line are all within Thornes Park playing field near the playground.
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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.
Please check back for more information on electric charging points and bike racks.
vent Site: The event site, start and finish lines are all the same grass field in front of the playground in Thornes Park. There is a wide and tarmac path running around the perimeter to the event site.
Course: We have accessed this course and concluded that its is not wheelchair accessible. Please read the course information section and decide whether you feel this is a suitable course for you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.