Penwith 5 - 5 Mile Race 19th April 2015 - Penwith Community Development Trust

Penwith 5 Race

Penwith 5 – Five Mile Race for Local Charities

Date: Sunday 19 April 2015
Time: Race starts at 10:00am Registration is from 8:30am, last entry 9:45am
Distance: 5 miles
Race route: The Wharfside Car Park to Marazion along the cycle path and back
Entry fee: £8 affiliated and charity runners, £10 non-affiliated runners

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Running Race

The Race

The Penwith 5 is a five mile race organised by PCDT to raise money for local charities and community groups.

The race, licenced by UK Athletics, starts in The Wharfside Car Park in Penzance at 10:00 and takes runners on a scenic route to Marazion along the cycle path and back again. The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE will be starting the race, and The Mayor of Marazion, Derek Laity, will be cheering runners on at the half way point.

Anyone aged 15 or over can take part and those who are raising money for charity are asked to support a local charity of their choice.


Individuals and teams are welcome. Fundraising for a local charity is optional; those who are not fundraising will pay a slightly higher entry fee of £10 compared with £8 for charity runners. A sponsorship form for charity runners can be downloaded from this page.

All the money raised by PCDT will go towards funding Friendline, the new telephone befriending service for West Cornwall. Anyone who is interested in running to raise money for PCDT can contact Jodi Strick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01736 334683.

Charity runners are responsible for returning the sponsorship forms and any money raised directly to their chosen charity. Details for returning sponsorship money raised for PCDT can be found below.

Click here to download the Sponsorship form

Real runners' stories

You can download an entry form from this page and return it to us with a cheque or postal order made payable to Penwith Community Development Trust. Either drop it in to the Penwith Centre or post it to:
Mark Rundle, The Penwith Centre, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU.

Click here to download the Race entry form

The Route

5 Mile Race Route - OUT

  • Leave Race HQ and cross the road as directed by marshalls
  • Keeping on the pavement proceeding towards car park entrance
  • Turn left into car park and proceed to Start
  • Start at first Pay Booth in Wharfside Car Park
  • Run straight on the Left hand side of the traffic lane
  • At the exit to Car Park turn left keeping on the road
  • At the junction to main road turn Left keeping left run towards and enter wharf side road
  • Keeping on the road keep left and turn left into the car park
  • Run straight on the left hand side of the traffic lane running through the car park
  • At the exit cross the road and turn left into the cycle path
  • Entering the cycle path keep left along the path
  • At the entrance of Long Rock car park cross the car park keeping on the central path
  • At the end of the Car park return to the cycle path
  • Keeping left follow the cycle path towards Marazion Station Car Park
  • At the Car Park entrance turn Left
  • Run across the car park following cones

5 Mile Race Route - IN

  • At the end of the cones turn right and run up the car park to the top of the first bay of cars
  • At the top turn right to the end of the bay
  • Turn right and run down the car park to the entrance of the cycle path
  • Turn left on to the cycle path
  • Follow the cycle path keeping left towards the Long Rock car park
  • At the entrance to the car park keep left and cross the car park keeping to the central path
  • Rejoin the cycle path and keep left to the end of the path
  • Keeping Left run to the end of the path
  • At the end turn right and cross the road towards the car park
  • At the entrance turn right and step on to the pavement
  • Follow the pavement and turn Left at the café
  • Keeping on the left follow the pavement towards the car park entrance
  • At the entrance leave the pavement crossing the car park entrance run towards cycle lane
  • Run down the car park keeping on the green cycle lane
  • At the exit of the car park turn right on to Albert Pier
  • Run along the pier to finish
  • At the finish filter down the ramp back into the car park and return to Race HQ for presentation etc.

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