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Manchester 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.

Race for Life
 

Manchester 5k
Sunday 17 Oct 2021

£14.99 Adults | £10.00 Children | £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 17 Oct 2021

Time: from 12:30

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

Venue: Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0BW View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The 5k single lap course takes in a scenic route of the park. The terrain is a mixture of grass and paths and can be undulating in parts. The course is mainly flat however there is one incline midway through the route. The route is mainly on paths, however the event site is on grass. Because of the time of year, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent 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 in the centre of the park between the Tram Museum and Boating Lake. 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.

Parking is available at Heaton Park. Disabled parking spaces will be avilable.

Manchester City Council are now operating a Pay & Display system in all car parks so please ensure you arrive within plenty of time to purchase a ticket. Card payment and Pay by Phone options also available.

The nearest metro station is Heaton Park. Trams run regularly from the City Centre and other destinations. There is a gate into the park directly opposite the station.

There are several bus routes which stop at Heaton Park.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
Toilets
No bag drop
Refreshments
No showers
Parking

We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

The course is undulating throughout with one large incline midway through. The route is mainly on paths, with some grassed areas. The event site is on grass.

Due to the time of year the event is taking place, the grass may become boggy in poor weather conditions.

Disabled parking is available at the venue.

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.