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Oldham 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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Oldham 5k
Sunday 12 Sep 2021

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

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

Key Information

Date: Sunday 12 Sep 2021

Time: from 12:00

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

Venue: Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BN View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The course begins by the Lion’s Den and takes in all the park has to offer, including the Boating Lake, Duck Pond and Pavillion Gardens. Inside the park the terrain is mainly paths.

A real community event, participants will get a warm welcome from spectators as they finish the route near the event site.

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 event site and start line is near to the ‘Lions Den’ to the north of the park. 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.

Alexandra Park is located to the south east of Oldham town centre and easily accessible from both M60 J22 and M62 J20.

It is surrounded by Park Road/Queens Road, Kings Road and Alexandra Road where parking is available. Parking is limited on these roads and available on a first come first serve basis.

The closest train station is Oldham (1.1 miles) or Oldham Mumps Metrolink Station (0.8miles).

You can also easily access the park on bus routes:

- From Oldham Bus Station, stopping on Park Road 149

- From Oldham Mumps, stopping on Abbey Hills Road

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

We would advise that this event is accessible for wheelchair users with assistance.

The majority of the route is on hardstanding paths but there is a section on grass that can get quite boggy in wet weather. A shorter route would be available if grounds are unsuitable.

Disabled parking is available at Alexandra Park Car Park.

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.