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Newbury 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

Newbury 5k
Sunday 3 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 3 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: Newbury Racecourse, The Racecourse, Newbury, RG147PN View map

Distance: 5k

Course information

The course is primarily on hardstanding and grass. Starting in front of the main grandstand, the route heads out around the outside of the racecourse before running alongside the far side of the course along the access track before returning back to the finish. 

Please be aware the ground can be uneven at times.

Meeting point

The start is located in front of the Grandstand - please park in car park 4 and enter through the gates. 

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.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your start time.

There is free parking available at the Racecourse. Please follow signage to Car Park 4 where you will be directed by stewards.

The bridge over the railway line allows access to the Main Racecourse Reception and Car Parks 4. Please note that there is no through access to or from Car Park 1 or Stroud Green.

The nearest train station is Newbury Racecourse, and this is within walking distance from the site. The Racecourse is also on a bus route.

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

The course is wheelchair accessible with assistance. There is a 1km section of the course which is on grass that is uneven and could become boggy in the event of heavy rain, however the first 2km is on a hardstanding pathway, and the last 2km also follows a path.

There are a couple of areas towards the end of the route that feature gravel.

Accessible parking will be available in Car Park 4 and the start/finish area is on hardstanding.

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. We will update on this nearer the time.

We will be giving away bottled water at the finish line. But due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our plans to reduce single use plastics at our events we encourage participants to bring their own water or hydration fluids on the day.