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Peterborough 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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Peterborough 5k
Sunday 24 Oct 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 24 Oct 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: The East of England Arena and Events Centre, East of England Showground, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE2 6XE View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The Peterborough route is a single lap 5k on flat terrain, mainly on paths with some grass.  There is plenty of room for walkers and runners.


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 meeting point is inside the showground part of the arena complex, straight ahead and slightly to the right once through the gates. You will see the main event area with the marquees, flags and staging.

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There is ample free car parking at the East of England Arena.  Please follow the usual signage to the venue and stewards will direct you to the Race for Life parking area which is on hardstanding.

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

The majority of the route is on the pathways around the showground with some areas leading off onto grass.  The whole course is on flat ground with no steep inclines. In very wet weather the grassed areas might become soft and more tricky, but in normal weather conditions we feel that this course is wheelchair accessible.

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

Inviting your friends and family to support you on the day is a great idea, they can share in the joy with you as you cross the finish line and ring the bell. They can also help you with those important things, like holding your belongings whilst you walk, jog or run around the course!

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.