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Ipswich 5k 2023

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Ipswich 5k
Sunday 18 Jun 2023

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

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 18 Jun 2023

Time: 11:00

Venue: Trinity Park

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: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH View map

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 Ipswich route takes in the whole showground and is fairly flat with the course on a mixture of grass and paths. It is largely accessible, though there are long sections on grass, with many spectator viewpoints.

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

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

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 just to the left of the car park.

If using what3words, enter ///carpentry.unfilled.workflow in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

https://www.what3words.com/carpentry.unfilled.workflow?partner=RaceForLife

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.

Please follow signs to Trinity Park and enter by the main entrance off the roundabout. Follow signage and stewards directions and you will be parked ready for the event.

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

This course is a mixture of paved pathways and grassy terrain. We advise that this is wheelchair accessible with assistance due to some long sections of grass throughout the route.

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’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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