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Race for Life Colchester 5k

4.0 · 1 review

Lower Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1XN

Sun 7th July 2024

1 race


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.


  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Sun 7th July 2024



  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Sun 7th July 2024


How to Get There

There is no parking at the venue however NCP Colchester High Street (Public Car Park) is a 5 minute walk away:

Nunns Road, Colchester, CO1 1EJ

1 hour = £2.45

2 hours = £4.90

3 hours = £7.35

4 hours = £9.80

Rates may be cheaper via the payment app, for more information please visit https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/colchester-high-street/

Colchester Train Station and bus services are just a walk away, for more information please go to www.visitcolchester.com

Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.

Further Information

This route is mainly on grass and pathways with a few inclines. The ground can become soft and muddy near the river when there has been wet weather. For this reason we feel that wheelchair users would require assistance.

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 start line is within the main field in Lower Castle Park, next to the bowling green. You will see the main event area with the marquees, flags and staging.

To access the Start Line please enter Lower Castle park from Rye Gate. Rye Gate is accessed via Middle Mill Road found at the bottom of Maidenburgh Street, Northgate Street St Peters Street. Please do not enter from Upper Castle Park direction or from Leisureworld’s direction as Race for Life participants will be running through these gates and areas due to the staggered start times.

If using what3words, enter ///chips.groups.manual 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.


Verified Purchase

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·10 months ago

A great atmosphere, well organised except I couldn’t hear the announcer who was not projecting or being amplified enough. So I was behind a lot of walkers at the beginning and wanted to run the full 5k. But I did it and raised money for bowel cancer research so feel very proud of the achievement and grateful to all who supported me. Well worth doing!

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