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Leicester 5k 2024

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Leicester 5k
Sunday 14 Jul 2024

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

Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 14 Jul 2024

Time: 11:30

Venue: Victoria Park

30% off entry in 2024 with code RFL24ISU

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Enter now and raise money for life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer.

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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: Victoria Park, London Road, Leicester, LE1 7RY View map

Course information

The Leicester course is in and around the grounds of Victoria Park on London Road. The route passes several landmarks including Leicester University and the Lutyens's Arch of Remembrance. With its picturesque setting, participants will enjoy the flat route with a mixture of terrains.

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 ScottishPower water refill station will be available to use at the finish.

Please arrive 30 to 45 mins 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 correspond with digital tracking apps and watches.

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.

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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

Both the start and finish lines are within the largest section of the park, opposite the sports courts, by London Road. 

If using what3words, enter ///homes.truly.cage in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

There is limited parking available at and around the venue. Disabled parking will be available at Victoria Park Car park.

Limited car parks are available at Leicester University. Please follow event signage.

Freemans Common Multi-Storey Car Park is £2.50 for all day parking. 11 Putney Road, Leicester, LE2 7TF.

Alternatively East Street and Welford Road NCP car parks are close car parks near New Walk that leads to Victoria Park.

The nearest station is Leicester and is a 10 minute walk away from Victoria Park. There are also many bus routes passing Victoria Park.

Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.

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

This course is on alot of grass so is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance.

Wet weather may impact the suitability of the course, in this instance a shorter course may be offered.

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 want to make Race for Life as sustainable as possible by reducing our single use plastic consumption, so please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide a water-refill solution that is cost-effective for the charity and environmentally-friendly.

Have the right kit
Think comfortable clothes and trainers. Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Covering up will protect your skin. Find out more about being sun smart. Don't forget a hat and sunscreen.

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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