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Barnsley 5k 2021

There has been a change to this event since the original listing, the most up to date information is posted below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

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Barnsley 5k
Sunday 29 Aug 2021

£10.00 Children | £14.99 Adults | £14.99 Young Adults

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Key Information

Date: Sunday 29 Aug 2021

Time: from 11:00

Children: £10.00
Adults: £14.99
Young Adults: £14.99
Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed

Venue: Locke Park, Keresforth Hall Road, Barnsley, S70 6NF View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Barnsley 5k course is a 2.5k double lap route through the well maintained and picturesque grounds of Locke Park. The route starts and finishes near the Keresforth Hall Road entrance, and is mainly on tarmac pathways which are undulating in places. There are also some small grass areas which may become boggy in poor weather conditions.

Please bring a reusable water bottle with you if you require water during the event, as there will only be water available at the finish.

Meeting point

The meeting point and start line is situated in the field closest to the car park off Keresforth Hall Road. The finish line will also be within the similar vacinity.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ll  be operating a staggered start time in 2021 to ensure your safety on event day. Additional start times may become available as/when needed.

There is no designated car park for this event, however we would recommend using the Town Centre Pay & Display Car Parks which are approximately 10-15 minutes walk to the park. Please therefore allow enough time to get parked up and walk down before your event start time.

A limited number of disabled parking spaces will be available in the Keresforth Hall Road Car Park, which would also be a recommended drop off area if required. As there are only limited spaces in this Car Park, please note this will be available for disabled parking only.

The nearest train station is Barnsley Interchange, and the nearest buses run to Kingstone along Park Road and Keresforth Hall Road.


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

We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance. The event site is on grass as well as a small proportion of the course route, but the majority of the course is on tarmac paths. These however are undulating so assistance would be advised.

Limited Disabled Parking is available at the Keresforth Hall Road Car Park, close to the start and finish line.

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 raceforlife@cancer.org.uk.

Supporter / spectator access

Please note, whilst we hope we can open our events to families and friends supporting on the day, this may not be possible due to government guidelines around COVID-19.  Please refer to the section ‘ how we are keeping you safe’ https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/your-safety for further updates.