Stockport 5k 2023
£15.99 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.
About the 5k event
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.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"Race for Life was an inspiring, uplifting, memorable day"
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.
The start and finish lines are located in the field within the centre of Woodbank Park
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Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the event site for pedestrians is via the entrance to Woodbank Park on Park Way, follow the path straight ahead past the community gardening hub and take a left at the park map and follow the path to reach the event site
General Event Parking: Event Parking is available at Woodbank Park Car Park off Turncroft Lane/Little Moor Lane. This is then a short, flat walk on a tarmac path to the event site.
There is also car parking available at Vernon Park Car Park, off Stockport Road. The journey from this car park to the event site is a considerable walk and is a combiantion of surfaced path and grass that varies with uphill gradients and flat elevations.
Alternative parking can be found at Woodbank/Vernon park Gate car park that is off Turncroft Lane at entrance to Vernon Park. The journey from this car park to the event site is a short, flat walk, made up entirely of surfaced paths.
Blue Badge Parking: Blue Badge Parking for the event is available at Woodbank Park Car Park off Turncroft Lane/Little Moor Lane. This is then a short distance following a tarmac path to the event site.
Parking for blue badge holders is also available at Woodbank/Vernon park Gate car park that is off Turncroft Lane at entrance to Vernon Park. The journey from this car park to the event site is short and flat and made up entirely of surfaced paths.
Volunteer Parking: is available at Woodbank Park Car Park off Turncroft Lane/Little Moor Lane. This is then a short, flat walk on a tarmac path to the event site.
Bus: Stockport Bus Station is a 15 minutes walk to the event site and bus routes 380, 384, 386 from Stockport run near to Woodbank park. Bus routes 330, 364, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 386 from Stockport run near to the Vernon park (which leads onto Woodbank Park)
Train: Stockport Train Station is a 1.1 miles away (21 minute walk)
Bredbury Station is 2 miles away (33 minutes)
Electric Charging points: Not available at this event.
Cycling & Bike Racks: Not available at this event.
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.
Please refer to the meeting point, course information and travel sections where we aim to give you suffient information on each of these areas.
We have assessed this route and concluded it is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
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 email@example.com
We aim to have a British Sign Language Interpreter available on stage whilst our event host is speaking
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.