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Corby 5k 2024

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Corby 5k
Sunday 19 May 2024

£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.

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Key Information

Date: Sunday 19 May 2024

Time: 11:00

Adults: £15.99
Children: £11.00
Young Adults: £15.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: West Glebe Park, Cottingham Road, Corby, NN17 1SZ View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

This 5km course travels along pathways and grass to wind it's way through West Glebe Park. There is a mixture of terrain across undulating fields.

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.

Meeting point

The main event area will be on the large field opposite the astro turf and tennis courts.

If using what3words, enter ///teams.shave.lasts in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

There will be strictly no event parking at West Glebe Park, and no vehicles will be permitted entry on the day of the event.

Participant car parking is being provided at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Management House, Cottingham Road, Corby, NN17 1TT, and at Corby Technical School, Cottingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1TD.   These will be free of charge and on a first come first served basis.  

If the car park is full please use town centre car parks and allow 10-15 minutes to walk to the park.

Please refer to Corby Borough Council's website for more information of free of charge and paid for parking in the town centre.

Paid for Car Parks:

Parkland Gateway Car Park - accessed from Westcott Way (Postcode: NN17 1QB) is a 10 minute walk from West Glebe Park.

Victoria Place Car Park - accessed off George Street (Postcode: NN17 1QB) is a 7 minute walk from West Glebe Park.

Free Car Parks:

There are free of charge car parks at Dovedale Road and Chapel Lane, each being between 10 and 15 minutes walk from West Glebe Park.

Train and Bus:

Corby Train Station, Station Road (Postcode: NN17 1UJ) is a 12 minute walk from West Glebe Park.

Alternatively, you can follow bus routes to the roads surrounding the park: 2, 2B, 5C and X4.


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

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

Unfortunately this event is not deemed suitable for wheelchair users. The course is all on grass which can become boggy due to poor weather. Throughout the park there are numerous small hills with steep inclines and declines.

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 .

Supporter / spectator access

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.

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

Our team of Event Managers are proud Dementia Friends.

Dogs are allowed at this event proving they are on a short lead.