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Race for Life Blackburn 5k

Witton Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Wed 12th June 2024

1 race

£15.99

Organiser's Description

The 5k is an achievable distance and a good first challenge for most people. At just over 3 miles it can take about an hour to walk on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Go at your own pace to help fund life-saving cancer research.

Races

  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Wed 12th June 2024

    £15.99

Book

  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Wed 12th June 2024

    £15.99

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 check back for more information on electric charging points and bike racks.

Further Information

The event site is on grass and is a 3 minutewalk 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.



If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, 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] .

Meeting Point Information

The meeting point and start line can be found near the play area within Witton Park. The finish line will also be within a similar vicinity.



If using what3words, enter ///angle.ranges.pool in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

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.



If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a special badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you.



Our team of Event Managers are proud Dementia Friends.



Dogs are allowed at this event proving they are on a short lead.

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