Alderley Edge Bypass 10K Race Information

ALDERLEY EDGE BYPASS 10K
SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST 2021 9:30AM

 


VERY IMPORTANT RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Race Director – Andrew Whittingham
www.runnorthwest.co.uk

UKA Race Licence: 2020-39140
 

Not long to go now until the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K!
 
This race information email includes everything you need to know about the brand new Race HQ, start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.
 
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (SK9 1HG, Free Parking) or can be picked up on the morning from our wonderful new Race HQ at Glasshouse, Alderley Park. 

Please note the course is now a reverse of the original, starting at the North Entrance of Alderley Park and finishing at the opposite end of the original course.  But be assured, it is as fast as ever on the wonderfully smooth tarmac of the bypass.
 
Entries are still open if you have any family or friends who would like to enter but the race is filling up fast so make sure they enter now.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!

WELCOME - IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION

Thank you for joining us at our Alderley Edge Bypass 10K 2021, we are really excited to get this 10K race underway from our new Race HQ!
 
We are delighted to have the brand new Race HQ at Alderley Park's Glasshouse.

Enjoy your pre and post race day experience at the brand new Race HQ set in 400 acres of Parkland.  Plus The Churchill Tree Pub will be on hand to offer you a post-race pint and refuel (further details below on this fantastic new venue!)

 

RACE START INFORMATION

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 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.  The fun run will start shortly after the main race at 9:35am.

 Whilst we are happily out of COVID restrictions, please be assured we still have some policies in place in order to minimise the risk and keep everyone safe.  We will be limiting the number of people in Glasshouse at any one time and will have additional external toilets so please avoid queueing up inside to minimise overcrowding.
 
If you have any questions that are not answered within the booklet, please contact us via email run@runnorthwest.co.uk
 
Thank you for choosing a Run North West Race!

TRAVEL TO THE RACE
EVENT LOCATION: Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG

Car & Parking Facilities:
Arriving at Glasshouse, Alderley Park

Please head to the Alderley Park North Entrance situated on Congleton Road, SK10 4TG. There will be marshal's directing you to Glasshouse from here. You can find a map of how to get to Glasshouse here.

PLEASE NOTE PARKING IS IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO GLASSHOUSE.

Bike
There are bike storage areas at Alderley Park, SK10 4TG.

Public Transport
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.
 

NUMBER COLLECTION
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG) and can be picked up on the morning from our wonderful new Race HQ at Alderley Park's Glasshouse.

If you still have a number from the postponed 2020 10K then please dispose of it as we will be issuing everyone with a new number.

TRANSFERS
If you can no longer make the race and need to transfer your entry to someone else you can do this via your original confirmation email or through your nifty entry log-in.  Transfers are free of charge and any monies transferring hands needs to be a direct agreement between the two parties.  Transfers will close at Midnight Saturday 21st August.

NUMBERS
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. 
 
TOILETS
Toilets are available at the start area, in the Glasshouse at Race HQ and at the finish line.

COURSE
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, with entertainment at every kilometre and a fun filled Race Village – a fun day for all the family!

PACERS
 We are excited to have our pacers back for the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K and will have a pacer every 5 minutes from 40 - 80 minutes to help you to your PB goals!

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

MUSIC PLAYERS/HEADPHONES
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.

MEDICAL SERVICES
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!

WATER 🥤
Bottled water will be available at the halfway point and finish line of the race.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Our race day pictures will be free to download and captured by Mick Hall Photos.  Our videographer will be with us on the day to capture an event video. 
 
As soon as the pictures and videos 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 the day after the race.
 
RESULTS
Timing and results will be available at www.runnorthwest.co.uk as soon as possible after the race has finished, simply go to the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K race page and 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 run@runnorthwest.co.uk where we will put you in touch with Nifty Entries.

FINISHER MEDAL & OPTIONAL T-SHIRT
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 our retail pop-up store at Race HQ to collect this.

2022 ALDERLEY EDGE BYPASS 10K RACE
An early bird for the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K 2022 Race will launch at 12 noon on race day for 48 hours so keep your eyes peeled to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

MILLIES TRUST FUN RUN (OFFICIAL RACE CHARITY)
The Millies Trust 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.  It is approximately 1 mile in distance 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.

Millie's Trust was created by the parents of Millie Thompson who tragically passed away in a choking incident in October 2012.  Millies Trust believe that everyone should have access to First Aid Training no matter what their situation in life is. They aim to make First Aid Training readily available for minimal costs and in as many places as possible and money raised from this fun run event will be donated to this fantastic local charity.

VIRTUAL RACE OPTION
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 opt for the virtual race, an email will be sent out later this week (please check your junk if you don't received this) with an option for you to switch your entry to this if you wish to.

PLEASE NOTE: If you take the option to transfer into the virtual race, you will NOT have an entry to run the 2021 Alderley Edge Bypass 10K.  This virtual option is INSTEAD of joining us on race day.

ABOUT ALDERLEY PARK
 
Where world leading science, innovation and stylish living come together to create a place like no other.
 
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.
 
The newly re-developed 150,000 sq ft ‘Glasshouse’, opened in February 2020, offers high specification, collaborative workspace to tech companies and forward thinking, innovative businesses.
 
Find out more about Glasshouse here
 

Join us at The Churchill Tree for post-race food and drinks!

We’re excited that Run North West will have an exclusive area for Run North West runners where the pub will have their fantastic menu on offer for all our thirsty and hungry runners!  The courtyard area under the stretch tent, will be available exclusively for runners of the race.

If you would like to experience the full menu, it is advised to book a table.
Set within Alderley Park, The Churchill Tree is a short stroll from Glasshouse. See you there!

RETAIL POP-UP SHOP
 

A Run North West Pop-up Shop will be at Alderley Park on the morning of the race so you can get any last minute items you might need and use your 15% race discount! We will be bringing a large selection of race day shoes, along with a treadmill for gait analysis and our experienced team of runners will be on hand to offer friendly, expert advice on the best pair of shoes for you!

Don't forget this discount is also valid in our Wilmslow Store for up to a month after the race and online using code RNW15 at checkout.
 

SHOP RACE DAY CLOTHES & SHOES

OFFICIAL RACE PARTNERS

VO2 Vegan is our nutrition partner for 2021.  You'll received one of their tasty vegan bars, along with your water and medal at the finish line.

Finally, from all of us at the Run North West Team we just wanted to thank you again for all of your support during the uncertainty of last year and we can't wait to see you all on the start line next Wednesday!