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Basingstoke 5k 2024

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Basingstoke 5k

Sunday 26 May 2024

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

Date: Sunday 26 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Venue: War Memorial Park

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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
War Memorial Park, Hackwood Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH View map

Course information

Basingstoke 5k 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 a mixture of paths and grass, which can get boggy and wet in wet weather conditions.

The start and finish is in the field behind Crossborough car park near the play park. 

The course is on Grass fields and hard standing paths around the park.

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.

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 and finish line is in the field behind Crossborough car park near the play park.  

If using what3words, enter ///thing.herds.storms in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

 

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.

Pedestrians: If you are walking to the event there are multiple entrance points into the park from Crossborough Hill, Hackwood Road and London Road.

General Event Parking:  There is no parking at the venue.

 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.

Blue Badge Parking: Available in Crossborough Hill Carpark 

Volunteer Parking: 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

Drop Offs: Participants can be dropped off at the vairous entrances to the park via Crossborough Hill, Hackwood Road and London Road. 

Public Transport:-

Bus: 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 takes approx 3minutes to the start line. 

Train: From Basingstoke train station it is a 30min walk to the start line.

Electric Charging points: Not available at venue

Cycling & Bike Racks: Not available at venue

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

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

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends

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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