So...what exactly is Race for Science?

Great question! Race for Science is an immersive, hands-on, mind-blowing scavenger hunt. In your team, follow the clues across Cambridge and decipher a series of scientific puzzles. It’s a race against the clock to solve the mystery of the missing scientist and save prostate cancer research.

Ok... but what can I expect on the day?

Closer to the time, you’ll be given the scavenger hunt starting point which will be somewhere in central Cambridge. You’ll then travel around central Cambridge solving mind-bending logic puzzles, and when the missing scientist needs you the most you’ll be summoned to hands-on scientific challenges.

What time does Race for Science start?

You can choose between 4 timeslots:

  • 10:00 – 12:45 (approximately)
  • 11:00 – 1:45 (approximately)
  • 1:00 – 3:45 (approximately)
  • 2:00 – 4:45 (approximately)


Is this a corporate event?

Race for Science is a corporate fundraising challenge for companies in Cambridgeshire and the STEM sector, BUT we are reserving 100 tickets for members of the community.

What is the difference between corporate and community tickets?

Corporate tickets are paid for by a company, and are meant as a special team-building and networking opportunity for the Cambridge STEM sector.

Community tickets are at a reduced price and anyone can buy them.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets are £25 per person for members of the community and £45 per person for corporate teams.

How many people can be on a team?

Anywhere from 3-6 people can be on a team, but the game is more fun with more people!

When is Race for Science?

The first ever Race for Science is taking place on the 30th of March 2019.

Where does Race for Science take place?

Race for Science takes place across eight different venues in central Cambridge! The start/finish location is a top secret venue in CB2 1SU.

How do I get there?

By Bus

All national bus services currently stop at the main bus station at Drummer Street, about 5 minutes walk to the east of the main city centre College site.

By Train

Cambridge is on a branch of the East Coast Main Line and is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Train times can be searched for using the National Rail Enquiries website. The railway station is located one kilometre south of the city centre. From there you will need to take either a taxi or a bus to Caius. Buses run roughly every ten minutes and you should ask for a ticket to the city centre. This will drop you in St Andrews Street or the nearby main bus station at Drummer Street, both about 5 minutes walk from start location. There is a frequent train service between Cambridge and London to both King’s Cross Station and Liverpool Street Station. The King’s Cross service is quicker and takes about 45 minutes. Trains leave roughly every half hour during the day.

By Car

Main routes into Cambridge and the surrounding area are marked on this map. Limited parking is available for visitors at our Harvey Court site. There are a number of car parks in the city centre, but it is often easier to use one of the Park & Ride sites to avoid driving into the city.

What should I bring?

Bring a (charged!) smartphone with a data plan. Wear clothes and shoes that you can move around in for a few hours. Check the weather – late March is not known for being predictable!

Is Race for Science wheelchair accessible?

YES, but please email when you purchase your ticket.

Most of Race for Science takes place outside and you’ll be moving through the streets of central Cambridge. You’ll need to be comfortable moving around at walking pace for a couple of hours.

We are hoping everyone will get to do 3 escape room challenges for Race for Science, and there are 3 accessible venues in the event:

  • St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, 43 St Andrew’s St, Cambridge CB2 3AR
  • The Plant Sciences Department, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EA
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3DT

If I buy a ticket, where does my money go?

100% of your ticket price will go directly towards one of our new research projects into advanced prostate cancer. Read more about where your money goes here.

Need more information?

If you have a burning question, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing or visiting our contact page.


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