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Nottingham 5k 2024

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Nottingham 5k

Sunday 23 Jun 2024

£15.99 Aged 16 and over | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 23 Jun 2024

Time: 11:30

Venue: Victoria Embankment

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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 5k event

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The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.

Location

Venue
Victoria Embankment, Embankment Rd, Nottingham, NG2 2JY View map

Course information

The Nottingham Victoria Embankment course route takes place on the historic Victoria Embankment, which is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. With its picturesque setting beside the River Trent, participants will enjoy the flat route with a mixture of terrains, perfect for all abilities to walk, jog or run. The 10K course is a double lap of the 5K route.  

There will not be any water refill stations along the course so if you require water during the event, please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle already filled up.  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. Please note the Bathley Street entrance is the only entrance to gain access to the Car Park as such we advise leaving plenty of time should you drivign to the event as the entrance/ exit to the Car park can become very busy. 

Join forces or go solo

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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 on the field next to Wilford Grove, on the Meadows Recreation Ground just down from the Council Building. 

The finish line is on the field just off to Wilford Grove, on the Meadows Recreation Ground just down from the Council Building. The start and finish is located on the same field.

If using what3words, enter ///news.poet.pipes in the free app, to find the exact starting point. 

Please listen out for your start time to join in front of the stage for a warm up and instructions 

General Event Parking:  There is free parking on the sports field for all participants, the entrance to the parking location can be found off Bathley Street, there is then a short walk to the event site. Please follow event signs and stewards. Please DO NOT park along Victoria Embankment, as this forms part of the course, and you will not be able to remove your vehicle until the race is complete. All parking is on grass and please note there is a 10 minute walk from the event car park to the event site, please arrive in plenty of time to get parked and walk to the event site before your start time, car sharing where possible is advised. Please avoid parking around the residential areas.

Blue Badge Parking: Is available at the same location as the general event parking on the Sports Field as above, the entrance to the parking location can be found off Bathley Street. Please follow the directions of the stewards.

Volunteer Parking: This is available at the Victoria Embankment Car Park, off the Felton Road/ Green Street junction. Please DO NOT park along Victoria Embankment, as this forms part of the course, and you will not be able to remove your vehicle until the race is complete

Drop Offs: This is available at the Victoria Embankment Car Park, off the Felton Road/ Green Street junction. 

Bus: There are multiple Bus routes available to Victoria Embankment. Please visit Nottingham City Transport for your most suitable route. 

Train: The nearest station is Nottingham, which is a 25 minute walk to the event.

Electric Charging points: There are two BP charging points available at the Victoria Embankment Car Park, off the Felton Road/ Green Street junction. 

Cycling & Bike Racks: None available 

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

We aim to provide our supporters with as much information as possible so that they can make an informed choice based on their own specific needs.

Event Site: The start and finish areas are both on the same grass field with tarmac paths surrounding it. 

Course: The event starts and finishes on grass with the majority of the route then taking place on a mixture of tarmac and stone paths. There are a few inclines during the course, so anyone with accessibility requirements may want assistance on the uneven and undulating sections. 

Carers are welcome free of charge.

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 

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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