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Epping 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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Epping 5k
Wednesday 25 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: Wednesday 25 Aug 2021

Time: from 18:15

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

Venue: North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, North Weald, Epping, CM16 6HR View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Epping 5k route is a single lap course, mostly on tarmac around the perimeter of the airfield with a slight incline as you run back towards the main event site.  There is no water station on the course so please bring your own drink.

Meeting point

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 and when needed.

The start line is by the grass area adjacent to the main airfield car park.

Access to North Weald Airfield is via Merlin Way. Please use the large gate at the bottom of Merlin A - Gate A, to access the airfield. 

There is plenty of car parking space at the airfield.

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

This event is suitable for wheelchairs as the 5k route is entirely on tarmac around the perimeter of the airfield, with a slight incline on the final stretch into the finish.  Please note that the event site will be on grass, as will the final stretch to the finish line.  The paths used for the route can be uneven, so assistance may be required. 

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.