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This 5k takes runners on a challenging, scenic route past some of Plymouth's most famous landmarks. Join thousands of others as you race through beautiful surroundings on closed roads. Come along for a wonderful atmosphere and the thrilling finish on the iconic Plymouth Hoe
Sun 5th Sep 2021
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The event experience
Based on 1,000 participants
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ, UK
This brilliant event takes in all the best sights and sounds of Plymouth and the surrounding area. Runners will take in many notable and historic landmarks around Plymouth, and enjoy a buzzing atmosphere throughout.
You can look forward to racing along the sea front and along the River Plym, and of course the thrilling finish on the iconic Plymouth Hoe.
This event is open to runners of all abilities so however fast you are, you can come along and join thousands of others on closed roads and take on this awesome challenge.
Organiser route images
- Finisher's t-shirt
- Finisher's medal
- Awards for top finishers
- Chip-timed results
- Athlete's village
- Medical provision
How to get there
Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ, UKGet full directions
The event HQ is located in Hoe Park, just a short distance from the sea front in the heart of Plymouth. Plymouth can be accessed from the A38 or the A386.
Plymouth Station is less than 2 miles from the event HQ.
Event day logistics
08:35 5k Start Time
Please arrive early, allowing you enough time to get ready for your race.
You will receive your race pack in the post, at least 10 days before the event date. Your race pack will include:
- Race Number
- Timing Chip
- Athlete information sheet
Please read the information sheet carefully, it provides all the important information and you do not need to register on the day.
You must be at least 11 years old to take part in the race.
The cut-off time for this race is 45 minutes.
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What are the cut-off times for the Plymouth 5k?
The cut-off time for the 5k is 45 minutes. If you are still running/walking after this time, you will have to run/walk on the pavement as roads will be reopened.
What is the minimum age to enter for the Plymouth 5k?
All participants for the Plymouth 5k must 11 and above on race day.
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The race itself was great however we all had a 15 minute delay due to many runners receiving duplicate numbers by which time i had cooled down a lot. But the race itself fantastic and highly reccomend it.
4.3Did the 10K in 2019
A fun road race around the centre of Plymouth. Fairly cheap and combines adult & junior racing on a nice, easy course.
4.3Did the 5k in 2018
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Where can we park the car
Colin Campbell car park that old Toys “R” Us carpark
Theatre Royal car park /Drake Circus
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