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Walsall 3k 2024

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Walsall 3k

Sunday 12 May 2024

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 12 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: Walsall Arboretum

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

About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.


Walsall Arboretum, Broadway North, Walsall, WS1 2QB View map

Course information

The start and finish are on the field adjacent to the car park.

The course is on a mixture of tarmaced paths, woodland trails and grass fields. The Walsall 3k course that runs along many paths within the Victorian part of the park, passing the new play area. The course then heads into the fields at the back of the venue, before heading back to the finish. It is a great course for all abilities. 

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.

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.  

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.

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 and finish line is on the main field of the Arboretum adjacent to the car park.

If using what3words, enter ///hiding.stuck.gloves in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Pedestrians: There are various public transport links to the venue. 

General Event Parking: Event parking is available within the Aboretum. Please use the main entrance off Broadway North and follow the directional signs and stewards. There will be a drop off point within the car parking area. The event site is on grass, however a path leads down to this that can be utilised in wet weather. The event site is approximately a 500m walk from the car park. 

Blue Badge Parking: If you require blue badge parking please follow the signs and stewards who will direct you to this parking area which is next to the event site on teh hard standing car park.

Volunteer Parking: Volunteer parking will be located in the Arboretum car park, there is no charge for this.

Drop Offs: Participants can be dropped off in the Walsall Arboretum car park.

Public Transport:-

Bus: The closest bus stop to the venue is Broadway North, which is around a 10 minute walk to the start line.

Train: The nearest train station is Walsall, which is 2 miles away from the venue.

Electric Charging points: None available

Cycling & Bike Racks: None available

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers

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. 

Course: We would advise that our course is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance. The route is on a mixture of flat tarmac paths and woodland paths which include a few inclines, so anyone with accessibility issues may require assistance on the uneven and undulating sections. The grass field section toward the end may become unsuitable in poor weather, but this can easily be missed which would remove 1k of the route.

Carers are welcome free of charge.


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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