Alderley Edge Bypass 10K Race Day Instructions

SK10 4TG

Not long to go now until the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K!

Entries are still open but are filling up fast, so if you know anyone that still needs to enter make sure they do before it's too late.
This race information email includes everything you need to know about Race HQ (Mereside Restaurant at Alderley Park), start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade, SK9 1HG. Free parking outside store) or can be picked up on the morning from Race HQ at Alderley Park from 7.30am.
NUMBER PICK-UP RETAIL DISCOUNT! Don't forget, if you call into store to pick up your race number prior to race day you will receive 15% OFF anything FULL PRICED instore at the same time (use code RNW15 at checkout online for 15% off).

With live music every KM, a festival feel finish line area and our fantastic Race HQ its going to be a morning to remember.  We look forward to seeing you on the start line!

The race will start at 9:30am from Alderley Park North Entrance and heads to the Melrose Way section of the A34 bypass, turning around at the Melrose Way/Pendleton Way roundabout (Wilmslow End) and returning to finish. The course has only a little undulation for PB hunters, with entertainment at every kilometre– a fun day for all the family!  Please arrive in good time.

As the 10K is on the Alderley Edge Bypass, we will be closing this road at 8.30am.  Please try to arrive by 8.30am as the Bypass is the easiest way to drive to the Race HQ if you are travelling from the North or West of Wilmslow.  Once the Bypass is closed you will then need to drive through Alderley Edge Village to reach Race HQ at Alderley Park.

The Move Against Cancer Fun Run (approx 2KM) will start shortly after the main race at 9:35am.  See full fun run details below.

If you have any questions that are not answered within the booklet, please contact us via email
(Opens 7.30am)

Mereside Restaurant
Alderley Park North Entrance
Alderley Park
Congleton Road
SK10 4TG

9:25 Wheelchair event
9:30am – Main 10K event
9:35 - Fun Run


Please head to the Alderley Park North Entrance situated on Congleton Road (SK10 4TG).  Parking marshals will direct you to one of 3 available car parks:
Mereview A, Mereview B or Radnor Woods.
All of which are less than 100m from Mereside Restaurant Race HQ and start line.
PLEASE CARSHARE WHERE POSSIBLE to help the planet and ease congestion on race day.

ALDERLEY PARK CYCLE & SHOWER HUB. A fantastic new facility situated right next to Race HQ and we encourage you to make use of this new secure facility where you can leave your bikes and belongings and even have a shower post race if you wish (only available to participants who have travelled to the race on bike and wheelchair users)
The closest train stations/tram stop (on foot) to Race HQ is Alderley Edge, which is a 2-mile walk away (or warm up). Wilmslow train station is 4.5 miles from Race HQ.

Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG - free parking outside store) and can be picked up on the morning from our Race HQ from 7:30am.  You can also pick up family, friends and running club numbers in advance, just make sure you have their details (DOB) to hand. Numbers can then be collected any day from our store up to race day.

Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30
Sun: 11:00-4:00

If you call into store to pick up your race number prior to race day you will receive 15% OFF anything FULL PRICED when purchased instore at that time (use code RNW15 at checkout online for 15% off).

If you are no longer able to join us on race day, you have the following 2 free of charge options:
1) You can transfer your race place to another person.
2) You can transfer to our virtual race option and run the race in your own time up to a month after race day to earn your unique collectable medal!

To make one of the above changes simply click BOOK NOW on our website at the top of the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K event page which will take you to the Nifty Entries page. Then click 'Transfer Entry' and follow the instructions.  As per our entry terms and conditions, we do not offer transfers to another event or refunds.  If you have already collected your race number you will need to pass this to the person you are transferring entry to.

If you would prefer to run the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K virtually, we have created a virtual option to allow you to still get involved, run the 10K virtually and earn yourself our iconic medal!

To switch your entry to the virtual race, follow the same transfer steps above, where you will be given the option to transfer your entry to the virtual if you would prefer to do this.

PLEASE NOTE: If you take the option to transfer into the virtual race, you will NOT have an entry to run the 2024 Alderley Edge Bypass 10K.  This virtual option is INSTEAD of joining us on race day.

Numbers must be attached to the front of your vest, please do not fold/cut/deface it in anyway. The timing chip is attached to the back of your number and is detected when you cross the start and the finish. Please do not run around the outside of the mat area or your time will not be recorded.
Please also take the time to fill in your emergency contact details on the reverse of the number prior to running, in the unfortunate event of an emergency, these can help medics to treat you swiftly and appropriately.
Please DO NOT run is someone else’s number as it is against UKA rules, it can cause problems with the results and could also cause a lot of distress should there be an incident and the wrong family are contacted. 
Portable toilets are available outside the Conference Centre close to Race HQ and the start area.

The race starts at Alderley Park North Entrance and heads to the Melrose Way section of the A34 bypass, turning around at the Melrose Way/Pendleton Way roundabout and returning to finish. The course has only a little undulation for PB hunters, along with live music and entertainment at every kilometre!

We will have a unique offering of pacers every 2.5 minutes from 35-70 minutes, plus 75 and 80 minute pacers to help you to your PB goals!

As with previous years, we will have our famous live musician's and DJs every 1km along the race route to keep you motivated and help you have lots of fun along the way to the finish line!

We strongly advise against the use of personal music players or headphones during the race, as this can restrict your ability to hear safety instructions from marshals or unexpected events.
First aid is situated at various points along the course. Should you feel unwell during the race please let your nearest marshal know so we can arrange for medics to get to you as soon as possible. If you come across anyone injured or in distress, please report it to the nearest marshal who will be in contact with our event team and our first aid providers. First aid is also available at the start and finish areas.
Please also fill in your personal details section on the reverse of your race number. This greatly assists the medical staff, should you require first aid or medical treatment!

Bottled water will be provided, as usual, for anyone who doesn’t bring their own. We do use a responsible supplier for our water (as well as being ZERO to landfill), their bottles are made out of recycled plastic and are recyclable.
Our race day pictures will be free to download and linked to your results. You can also use the new face recognition technology to find your pictures.

As soon as the pictures are available we will post an update on our social media pages. Do bear with us as there will be lots to edit, they are usually available by the evening of the race.

We will also have a videographer at the race so if you do see the camera be sure to give them a smile and a wave!  Edited videos will be posted on our social channels the week after the race.
Timing and results will be available on our EVENT PAGE as soon as possible after the race has finished, simply click on the link. If you entered your mobile number into your entry details you should receive a text as you cross the finish line.
After the results are published, if you spot any issues or errors please contact Nifty Entries our results provider by clicking on the “query a result button”, or contact where we will put you in touch with Nifty Entries.

Presentations will take place straight after the race for top 3 male and female finishers based on gun times.  Vet prizes will be sent out in the post and based on chip times from V35 to V85+ in 5 year increments plus the first U20 (one prize per individual, male and female) - see event page for full details.
All runners will receive our iconic Run North West Medal.  Any t-shirts that have been pre-purchased will also be available for pick up on the day please go to Race HQ to collect this. (If you are unsure if you ordered a t-shirt please check the start list, this information is next to your entry).

RACE HQ: Mereside Restaurant will be open and providing light breakfast offerings and drinks from 7.30-9.30am. (please note the restaurant is cashless)
FINISH LINE ICE CREAM VAN, SMOOTHIES & HOT DRINKS: Grab yourself a nice post race refreshing smoothie or ice-cream from our finish line ice-cream and smoothie vans! Plus we will have snacks and hot drinks available. Spectators can also take advantage of these while waiting for runners to finish the race.
The Move Against Cancer 2KM Fun Run will start shortly after the 10K race at 9:35am and is an out and back from the same start area as the main race. Please assemble on the grass to the lefthand side of the start area (farm side), just look out for the fun run signs!

It is approximately 2KM in distance, on hard paths staying within Alderley Park and will be finished in time for the 10K race finishing.  Numbers will be picked up on the day only.  Please note as this is a fun run, this is not a timed race.  100% of your entry fee goes to our chosen charity Move Against Cancer.


'Our mission

at MOVE CHARITY is to support and inspire more and more
people to Move Against Cancer.'
Use your 15% race discount to buy yourself a new pair of training or race day shoes.  The discount is also valid in our Wilmslow Store after the race and online using code RNW15 at checkout.
We will have a small pop-up shop at Race HQ on race day with a small selection of race day essentials where you can also use your race discount.
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We are very grateful to Alderley Park for continuing to be such an amazing host for our Race HQ.  Part of Bruntwood SciTech, Alderley Park is currently undergoing £247m investment. A world leading science and technology campus, the Park offers more than 1m sq ft of high specification lab and workspace, a range of scientific services and an accelerator delivering a comprehensive programme of business support for start-ups and scale-ups.  It is also home to a vibrant and fast growing community of over 200 companies.
We are delighted to continue our partnership with Tribe as one of our official race partners who will be supplying you with your delicious and totally free post race snack bar!
Finally, from all of us at the Run North West Team we just wanted to thank you again for all of your support and can't wait to see you on the start line!