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St Albans 10k 2024

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St Albans 10k

Sunday 14 Jul 2024

£17.49 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 14 Jul 2024

Time: 10:15

Venue: Verulamium Park

30% off entry in 2024 with code 24SPRING

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

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About the 10k event

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Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.

Location

Venue
Verulamium Park, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, AL1 2DL View map

Course information

The course is on a journey through a piece of history. Hilly in places and fairly challenging, we set off by Westminster Lodge before traversing the open fields, enjoying splendid views of the Abbey. The 10k course is two laps of the 5k route.

Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. There will be a water refill station 1/2 around the course and a Scottish Power water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

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

Our courses have been measured with a measuring wheel. This is the most accurate measurement method and may not always match up with fitbits, Strava and Apple watches. Remember to follow the route carefully and don't cut corners as that will alter the distance you cover!

Join forces or go solo

Race for Life participants having fun at events
You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.
 
 

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.
 

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.
 

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.

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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 start line is in the field next to Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.

If using what3words, enter ///neat.lies.tone in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

The finish is on the field next to Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.

Pedestrians: Please access the park via Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre off Holywell hill.

General Event Parking: If you are arriving by car, you will not be allowed to use the car parks located within Verulamium Park. We recommend that you use the multi-storey car parks in St Albans city centre which are just a short walk away from the park itself.

Please be aware that parking charges apply on Sundays. For more information, please visit the St Albans Council car parks website: https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/car-parks-and-street-pay-and-display

STRICTLY NO PARKING ON A4147 - BLUEHOUSE HILL AND HEMEL HEMPSTEAD ROAD (near the Museum).

Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking is available in the Westminster Lodge carpark adjacent to the main event site and start area.

Drop Offs: Drop off area is in the Westminster Lodge Carpark. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO EVENT PARKING IS ALLOWED.

Bus: 302, 321, 724, 84

Train: St Albans Abbey station -  15 minute walk via Holywell Hill. St Albans City Station - 36 minute walk via Victoria Street.

Electric Charging points: Griffiths retail park AL1 2DF

Cycling & Bike Racks: Bike racks are available in Westminster Lodge Carpark and also near the Theatre.

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

The route is wheelchair accessible with assistance due to a grass up hill section on the course. There are paved and grass areas of the course and assistance may be required.

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 raceforlife@cancer.org.uk.

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends.

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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