Run North West is delighted to present the Alderley Edge By Pass 10k at 9:30am on Sunday 1st July 2018 supporting the Roy Castle Lung Caner Foundation. This is an amazing opportunity to run the Alderley Edge By pass whilst closed to all traffic over 10k.

The Alderley Edge bypass opened in 2010 after decades of local campaigning to relieve Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley of the heavy through traffic, particularly at peak times. To celebrate its completion, a 5-mile race was held. Organised by Wilmslow Running Club in conjunction with several local organisations, it was to be a one off event before the cars began to role. Run North West founder Andrew Whittingham ran in that 2010 event and loved the experience of a race on a closed road that seemed ideally suited to running. Five years later when considering setting up a new company to organise races, the bypass seemed a great place to start. After negotiating with East Cheshire Council, permission was granted to repeat the 5-mile run and so Run the Bypass 2016 was announced. The event in July was a big success for a new race and attracted 875 entries. Repeat feedback was that it was a shame the road was too short for a 10k. So after the race, Andrew started to look at ways to turn the bypass 5 mile into a 10k. The answer was to start the race 400m off the bypass and so with an additional road closure approval we have achieved the wish of many of our participants. The additional 1.2 miles are either flat or downhill making it a quicker 10k than 5-miler and so now we look forward to the Alderley Edge bypass 10k 2017.

The race is ran on a smooth tarmac away from Wilmslow and then turning back and running back on the same route. With only gentle undulation, this promises fast times for club and fun runners alike with PB potential.

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The Bypass has lovely views of the Cheshire countryside, rarely appreciated when driving through it or running on the pavement with the noise of cars and lorries. The trees planted back in 2010 are also starting to mature.

With a cappuccino seller, hot food and an ice cream van on hand please bring your family & friends along to enjoy the unique atmosphere at our mini race village on the closed road.

All finishers will receive a high quality bespoke medal and a commemorate training top. Water will be available at the halfway point as well as at the finish along with complimentary snacks.

All prizes are equal for male and females. Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers. We also reward the first vet in all age groups from V40 to V70 in 5 year increments plus the first U20. We also have a prize for the first unattached none club runner. One prize per individual. Course record bonus of 29.46 male or sub 35.59 female time qualifies for a £500 cash bonus.

The race is run under UK athletics rules on an accurately measured 10k course.

We also have a 1-mile kids run supported and 100% of the fun run entry goes to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer charity our partner for the bypass 10k. When entering please consider agreeing to fundraise for the charity.

On the day instructions will be emailed to you before the day.  In the meantime please note that free parking is at Royal London Alderley Road SK9 1PF. A short stroll of about 200 metres to the start.

£21 unattached & £19 attached

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Event Summary

  • Surface: Road
  • Environment: Rural
  • Profile: Gentle Undulations 
  • Traffic: No
  • Distance Markers: Km
  • Water Stations: Yes
  • Venue Facilities: Toilets, parking, catering, first aid
  • Race Limit: 2000
  • Awards: Yes
  • Affiliated: Adult main event – £17.00
  • Unaffiliated: Adult main event – £19.00
  • Minimum Age: 15

For more information please contact our event organising team at or check out our FAQ page.