Alderley Park Summer Trail Race 2022 - Race Day Instructions

ALDERLEY PARK SUMMER TRAIL RACE
WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2022 7:15PM
SK10 4TG

VERY IMPORTANT RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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Not long to go until you will be lacing up your shoes to join us for our summer version of the Alderley Park Trail Race!
 
This race information email includes everything you need to know about the start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.

Following the completion of a wonderful new path, we are excited to announce that even more of the route now passes through beautiful woodland trails and most of the road section has been removed.  This also means we will head in the opposite direction to the traditional route and the overall distance is now slightly longer at approximately 5.25 miles.
 
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store or can be picked up on the evening from our wonderful Race HQ at Glasshouse Alderley Park from 5.45pm.  Please note you are welcome to pick up race numbers for family and friends, you will need their full name and DOB to do this.

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WELCOME - IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION

Thank you for joining us at our Alderley Park Summer Trail Race 2022, we are delighted to be back at Alderley Park's Glasshouse for the summer edition.  Enjoy your pre and post race day experience at this fantastic 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!

RACE START INFORMATION

The race will start at 7.15pm from outside Glasshouse, please arrive in good time.

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 and parking facilities
Where possible please car share 🚗 to ease congestion, traffic and help save the environment 🌍!

Arriving at Glasshouse, Alderley Park

Please head to the Alderley Park North Entrance situated on Congleton Road, SK10 4TG. There will be marshal's and signs 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) or can be picked up on the evening from our wonderful Race HQ at Alderley Park's Glasshouse from 5.45pm.  Please note you are welcome to pick up race numbers for family and friends, you will need their full name and DOB to do this.  Don't forget your 15% race discount in store which you can use when you pick up your 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.

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 inside Glasshouse.  Please note these toilets are spread out around the building in 4 locations, they will be clearly signed on the evening.  These toilets are all unisex.  If you see a queue please try another block of toilets as there will be plenty available.

COURSE
The race is a 2-lap course over approximately 5.25 miles within the hidden grounds of Alderley Park, taking in the impressive lake and the beauty of the grounds. The race is on both trail and woodlands. Road or trail shoes are suitable for the course, we would advise trail shoes if the days leading up to the race have been wet.  
 
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!
ECO WATER 🥤
In a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we have introduced a bring your own water bottle (pre-filled) to place at the finish area for the end of the race.  The finish area is the same point as the start and the tables will be clearly labelled. Completely optional, but every person who brings their own bottle of water is helping to save the planet one small step at a time.

Alderley Park are kindly providing compostable cups and water at the finish for anyone who needs it.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Our race day high resolution pictures are free to download  courtesy of Run North West.  These will be available to view as soon as possible after the event and can be viewed via a link on the ALDERLEY PARK SUMMER TRAIL RACE EVENTS PAGE.

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 on the ALDERLEY PARK SUMMER TRAIL RACE EVENTS PAGE as soon as possible after the race has finished. 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.

PRIZES 🏆

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.

All prizes are equal for male and female.  Vet age groups are from V35 to V80+ in 5 year increments plus the first U20 (one prize per individual, male and female).

 
FINISHER T-SHIRT
All runners will receive a RonHill Technical Finishers T-Shirt.  Our Alderley Park Trail Races are Finishers T-Shirt instead of Medal as your finish line reward.

2023 ALDERLEY PARK WINTER TRAIL RACE
The Alderley Park Winter Trail Race 2023 on Sunday 22nd January 2023 will open for entries at 8pm on Wednesday 20th July (Race Day).  The popularity, along with limits on numbers means that these races have usually sold out within 48 hours so please book on straight away and join us once again at the fabulous Alderley Park in 2023! 

The Winter Race HQ and Start is from the Conference Centre and goes in the opposite direction giving you 2 different annual race experiences.  The races will be live via our website events tab.
OFFICIAL RACE CHARITY
A contribution from each entry goes directly to Alderley Park's chosen charity - The Bruntwood Charity
The Bruntwood Charity supports Bruntwood’s nominated charities across Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham. The charities are chosen on the basis of the real difference they can make to the lives of the people in the communities where Bruntwood operates. Bruntwood’s staff work together to raise money for the charities through a variety of fundraising events from clothes swaps to triathlons.
FOOD & DRINK
Join us at The Churchill Tree for post-race food and drinks!

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!

We will also have JW's Holysmoke at our Race HQ catering for all dietary requirements with tasty BBQ food such as Kebabs, Wraps, Burgers etc.
CORONAVIRUS
Whilst we are happily out of Covid-19 restrictions, please be assured we still have some policies in place in order to minimise the risk and keep everyone safe.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!
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
RETAIL POP-UP SHOP
 
A Run North West Pop-up Shop will be at Alderley Park on the evening of the race so you can get any last minute items you might need and use your 15% race discount! 

Don't forget this discount is also valid in our Wilmslow Store when you pick up your race number and for up to a month after the race and online using code RNW15 at checkout.
Finally, from all of us at the Run North West Team we just wanted to thank you again for all of your support and we can't wait to see you all on the start line!

Licence number: 4460
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