Stirling 5k 2023
There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
Sunday 30 Apr 2023
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children | Under 6s Free
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
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"
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.
The start line is located on the playing fields in front of The National Swimming Academy.
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Parking is available within the campus car parks. Please follow the signs and directions from the stewards on the day.
If travelling by public transport, Stirling train station is approximately a 40 minute walk, or Bridge of Allan train station is approximately a 25 minute walk.
A regular bus service is also in operation that will take you through the university grounds.
Unfortunately this event is not suitable for wheelchair users due to a large section of course utilising the fields of the golf course and rugby pitches. The course can be adapted by continuing on the path around the loch and not turning onto the golf course, however this will reduce the route to approximately 3.5k. On event day, please approach the blue admin tent to discuss this adjustment further. The event site, start and end of the course is also on uneven grass which could make conditions difficult in bad 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 email@example.com
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.