Basingstoke 5k 2023
Sunday 28 May 2023
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children
This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.
Date: Sunday 28 May 2023
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed
Venue: War Memorial Park, Hackwood Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH View map
This course is a single lap 5K.
The course begins infront of the car park, heads South along the cycle route along the edge of the park. Entering the field behind Crowne Plaza and back towards the football pitches, heading towards the car park. It continues further going around the War Memorial park and towards the finish, near the childrens play area.
The course is mostly flat but with mixed terrain and a small incline near the end.
The course is a mixture of paths and grass, which can get boggy and wet in wet weather conditions.
Please arrive 30 to 45mins before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.
The start line is in the field behind Crossborough car park near the play park.
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Please use public transport to get to the event as there is no parking on site.
From Basingstoke train station it is a 30min walk to the start line.
You can catch Bus 17 and walk 5 minutes up Crossborough Gardens to the start line.
Bus 10, 12 & 13 also stop at Applegarth Close, this is approx 3minutes to the start line.
There are a number of car parks locally these are: -
- Southern Road car park - 5min walk
- Castons car park - 6min walk
- Castons Yard - 5min walk
- Joices Yard - 8min walk
Please be aware that parking in Crossborough car park is for blue badge holders only.
Unfortunately this event is not deemed suitable for wheelchair or pushchair users. The course is all on grass which can become boggy in poor weather and in some sections of the course there are narrow paths which are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
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
We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.
Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.