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Race for Life Chester 5k

Chester Racecourse, New Crane Street, Chester, CH1 2LY

Sun 9th July 2023

1 race


Organiser's Description

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


  • Adults


    Sun 9th July 2023

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over


  • Adults


    Sun 9th July 2023

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

How to Get There

Parking (including dedicated blue badge spaces) is available within the race course on event day though please arrive early via the New Crane Street entrance as road closures will be in affect from 8.30am.

Motorists are also able to drop off passengers at the New Crane Street entrance which will be monitored by a steward.

Various bus services drop-off at Black Friars which is a 7 minute walk to the venue, (please enquire with your local provider) and Chester Train Station is a 20 minute walk to the venue.

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.

Course Details

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

Our 5k event offers a single lap route around the historic and beautiful City of Chester, starting and finishing within the grounds of the world's oldest race course.

The terrain is predominantly road and path with some grass sections at the start and finish within the race course. The route includes some short uphill stretches but should be suitable for most levels of fitness and experience.

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.

Further Information

All vehicles must access the venue via New Crane Street but there is also pedestrian access via steps on Nun Street. Please see travel information section for detail on blue badge parking.

The start and finish areas are both on the same grass field but are within approximately 50m of each other and on flat ground.

Please read the course information section regarding the terrain and uphill sections to decide whether you feel this is a suitable course; it has been deemed 'not suitable for wheelchair users' through an assessment.

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]

Meeting Point Information

The start line is within the main field of the Arboretum.

If using what3words, enter ///wanderers.expropriate.spiders 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.

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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9 Jul 2023


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