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Race for Life Wakefield Pretty Muddy 5k

Thornes Park, Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8TY

Sat 15th June 2024

1 race


Organiser's Description

Climb, crawl and slide your way around the Pretty Muddy® obstacle course at your own pace. 5k is just over 3 miles and can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time – it's all designed for fun! Get muddy as an individual or with a group of friends or family, act like a big kid and raise money for life-saving cancer research.


  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Sat 15th June 2024



  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Sat 15th June 2024


How to Get There

Pedestrians: The closest entrance to the event site for pedestrians on foot is Horbury Road entrance.

General Event Parking: There is no designated event parking available at the venue.

Please utilise town centre Pay and Display Car Parks which are and approximately a 10-15 minute walk to Thornes Park. The postcode for the event site is Horbury Road,WF2 8TY however we do not have any parking facilities for participants at this event so please consider this in advance. The car park by the Athletics Stadium is closed to participants due to the route running alongside it. Thornes Road car park is open as usual for park users.

Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking only is available in the Athletics Stadium car park. The journey to the event site from here is a short walk on a tarmac path then onto grass.

Volunteer Parking: The car park by the Athletics Stadium within the park can be used by blue badge holders

Drop Offs: Drop offs can be made at the Horbury Road entrance but please note there is no parking here

Public Transport:-

Bus: Wakefield Free City Bus links the city's Westgate and Kirkgate train and bus stations. Buses run every 10 minutes from 8.30am-5pm on Saturdays.

Train: The nearest train station is Wakefield Westgate Rail Station which is a 10-15 minute walk away.

Electric Charging points: The nearest Electric Charging Point is Genie Point charging station at 81 Dewsbury Rd, Wakefield WF2 9BL

Cycling Bike Racks: None available at venue

Further Information

"Due to the nature of the event it is not suitable for wheelchair users. However If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Pretty Muddy 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 on0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted(Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us [email protected]

If you aren't sure whether Pretty Muddy is right for you, take a look at the obstacles and make up your own mind, please visit our website https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/pretty-muddy/obstacles"

Meeting Point Information

The start and finish lines are located within Thornes Park on the playing field near the children's playground.

If using what3words, enter ///puzzle.loads.sheep in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

Please listen out for your start time to join in front of the stage for a warm up and instructions

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.

Do to the nature of this event - no dogs are allowed on the course but they are welcome in the event site to spectate.

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a 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

Please bring a change of clothes for after the event.


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