Race for Life Blackburn 5k
Wed 14th June 2023
How to Get There
2 x car parks are located off Preston Old Road A674. There is a car park next to the all-weather sports turf facilities/ Pleasington playing fields pavilion and another car park in front of Witton Arena.
Parking charges only apply to the main and astroturf car parks, from 8am to 9pm. The cost is 60p for 2 hours or £1.80 for the whole day. The machines take both coin and card payments (including contactless).
You can find additional parking along Tower Road in the parking bays and this is free. Tower Road car park will be closed. There is 5 min walk from Tower Road to the event site.
Blue badge holders are exempt from the parking charges if a valid blue badge is correctly displayed.
The nearest railway stations to the park are Cherry Tree and Mill Hill, which are both a half mile away. Blackburn railway station is 1 mile away.
Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.
Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events. ScottishPower water refill stations will be available to use.
The Blackburn 5k course is a single lap route mostly on flat grass with the occasional slight incline. The route starts and finishes on the field near the play area and takes a full lap around the park, and involves crossing Tower Road which will be managed by stewards for participant and public safety. Due to the course being on grass, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.
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 [email protected]
The event site is on grass and is a 3 minute walk from the nearest car park (venue car park). The course is predominantly on grass which can become boggy in wet conditions with some sections using pre-existing paths. We would advise that this event is wheelchair accessible but with assistance. The course is mainly flat but there are sections of the course that are slightly uphill. It also narrows in some sections due to access gates and the two way traffic of participants.
Meeting Point Information
The start line is located on the playing fields in front of The National Swimming Academy in the grounds of Stirling University.
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Event Day Information
We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.
Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.
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