Do I get a medal?
Yes! Everyone who completes the course on the day will receive a medal to add to their collection.
Is the course accurate?
Yes it is. As the event is staged under UKA License the course is accurate to 6.2 miles and has a UKA Course Measure Certificate confirming the accuracy of the course.
Do you have chip timing?
The race will be electronically chip timed provided by Nifty Entries. A manual timing system will also be in operation for back up reasons. Upon completion of the event you will receive a text message with your time.
All race positions are decided on gun times (this being the time from the start of the race to the time you cross the finishing line) however chip times (this records the time taken from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line) will also be displayed. In the event of a prize winner having a faster gun time to chip time then the gun time would take precedence. We will display chip and gun times on the official results.
Where is my timing chip?
Your timing chip is on the back of your number.
What is the closing date for entries?
The closing date for entries is either when the race is sold out or one week prior to the day. Enter early to avoid disappointment.
What time should I arrive before the race?
Competitors should arrive approximately one hour before the start of the race. Surrounding roads, which form part of the course, will be closed to traffic before the race starts. Please bear this in mind and allow extra time when travelling. You can find details of road closures on our website.
Is there a cut off time to finish?
As a general guide we suggest being able to complete the course in under one hour and forty five minutes to help comply with East Cheshire Council’s requests and to reduce as much disruption to residents and passing traffic as possible with road closures.
I’m only a running novice. Can I take part?
Of course! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.
Why are your races on closed road?
To ensure safety for our runners we have invested in road closures to help you get the best possible experience from the day!
Do you have a course map?
Yes! If you head over to the race page where you will find a map.
Do you provide water?
We provide water at around 5k and at the finish and you’re welcome to take your own should you wish.
I have entered the race, how do I know my entry has been received?
If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us to help resolve the issue. We will also contact all runners nearer the race date with final race instructions.
I can no longer take part in the race. Can I defer my entry to another event?
Unfortuntly due to the substancial costs in staging an event we cannot defer entries although we provide a number transfer system via Nifty Entries. Just log into nifty entries and click enter the race, then you will see a transfer my entry option.
Can I get lost?
Hopefully not! The course will be well marshalled, sign posted and marked throughout to help you along the way.
Can I walk part of the way?
Yes. Please note that the course has a time limit as mentioned above.
Can I wear headphones?
We would strongly advise against using headphones. Using headphones can be dangerous because it distracts people and can make them unaware. We occasionally will need to direct you or may need to get emergency vehicles onto the course and may need runners to hear instructions from marshals to assist with this.
Is the course suitable for a wheelchair?
Yes the course is wheelchair accessible and we also have an elite wheelchair policy which you can find on our website.
How does the fundraising work?
Run North West helps a different charity at each race. When you enter you can tick a box if you are interested in raising funds. The charity will contact you in due course offering to help you by sending a pack and also an online ‘just giving’ page. You can then ask friends/family etc to sponsor your run. We also raise funds with several initiatives including; the fun run entry fees, a proportion of merchandise sales, on the day food/beverage sellers & sports massage fees.
Can I raise money for any charity I choose?
We are committed to raising funds for East Cheshire Hospice at the Alderley Edge bypass 10k and Key 103’s Cash for Kids at Wilmslow 10k, however should you wish to raise funds for another charity this is totally fine with us! Please contact your chosen charity to obtain sponsor forms and support.
Do I have to raise money for a charity or good cause?
No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you but we highly recommend it!
Do I need to visit a doctor prior to competing?
Although not essential, should you be in any doubt and for your own safety we recommend contacting your local GP to ensure you’re fit to run.