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St Albans 5k 2021

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.

Race for Life
 

St Albans 5k
Sunday 22 Aug 2021

£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.

Key Information

Date: Sunday 22 Aug 2021

Time: 11:15

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

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

Distance: 5k

Course information

The St Albans route is an amazing 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.

Unfortunately, due to damage to the lakeside path from flooding this year, we're unable to encorporate the lake into the route for 2021.

There will be no water available on the 5k route, other than at the finish, so please bring your own bottle if you feel you will need it.

Meeting point

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ll be operating a staggered start time in 2021 to ensure your safety on event day.  Additional start times may become available as and when needed.

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

St Albans Abbey station is just across the road from the park entrance and there are numerous bus routes operating around the city centre.

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:

http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/parking/Car_Parks/Car-parks-in-St-Albans/default.aspx

Any vehicles that park illegally in the surrounding roads may be subject to a Penalty Charge Notice.

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

Due to the challenging terrain, this event is not suitable for wheelchair users.  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

Inviting your friends and family to support you on the day is a great idea, they can share in the joy with you as you cross the finish line. They can also help you with those important things, like holding your belongings whilst you walk, jog or run around the course!

Please note, whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19.  We will update on this nearer the time.