Knutsford 10K - Race Day Instructions

KNUTSFORD 10K
SUNDAY 17TH OCTOBER 9:30AM
WA16 9EU


RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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Not long to go now until we finally host the very first Knutsford 10K, an event that has been 3 years in the making but also delayed by 18 months, so we are super excited to finally be here!
 
This race information email includes everything you need to know about the start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.

This super fast PB course starts within the grounds of Barclays Radbroke Technology Centre, then heads out onto the country lanes of Over Peover, Snelson and Peover Heath, before returning to Barclays Radbroke campus.

The race is run on beautiful country lanes, all fully closed to traffic, we believe this will prove to be one of the fastest 10K races in the North West, with only 77ft of elevation across the entire course.

Entries are still open but the race is very close to being full so if you have any friends of family who would like to enter make sure they do so now.

ELITE ENTRIES:
As we continue to encourage a high quality field at the front, any last minute elite entries will be accommodated, please email our colleague Dave Norman:
dave@runnorthwest.co.uk

Please see Elite Criteria here:
Elite Entry – Run North West

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!
WELCOME - IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION

Thank you for joining us at our very first Knutsford 10K, we can't wait for you to join us for a one lap, super fast course on scenic country roads.
 
 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.

Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID symptoms - we recommend taking a lateral flow test before attending to ensure the safety of all our participants.  If you would like to see any further details on the current government COVID guidelines visit here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
 
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!


RACE START INFORMATION

 The race starts within the grounds of Barclays Radbroke Technology Centre, next to Race HQ.  Please note Race HQ and the start is within 800 metres of all parking for your convenience.
 
Please make sure you are prepared, warmed up and on the start line by 9:20am to catch the important pre-race briefing. It is imperative that everyone listens to the briefing, we kindly request your attention so that all runners can hear important information. Announcements will be made throughout the morning by the race commentator.
 
RACE HQ
Barclays Radbroke Technology Centre
Knutsford
WA16 9EU
 
Race start time: 9:30am
  
Race HQ is in Barclays Radbroke Technology Centre and will be open from 7:45am. Within this area you will find the number collection, bag drop, sports massage and much more! 
TRAVEL TO THE RACE
 

Bike
There are bike storage racks situated around the Radbroke Campus. 

Public Transport
The closest train station/tram stop (on foot) to Race HQ is Knutsford (2.6 miles) but sadly there are no Sunday services running which would get you to the event on time.

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

There is ample FREE parking within the grounds of Barclays Technology campus. Please only use the Barclays staff entrance directly off the A50 to park your car on arrival.  The main entrance to the Radbroke campus on Stocks Lane will be closed for the duration of the event.
 

Postcode WA16 9EU will lead you towards the correct entrance (the staff entrance on Holmes Chapel Road).  Marshals will be available to direct you to a carparking space.

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 Race HQ from 7:45am.  Please note we don't post numbers out to help reduce the significant amount of waste this creates and do our bit to help the planet.

TRANSFERS
If you can no longer make the race and wish 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 16th October.

VIRTUAL RACE OPTION
If you would prefer to run the Knutsford 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 early next 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 Knutsford 10K.  This virtual option is INSTEAD of joining us on race day.

BAGGAGE
Please leave your baggage in your car, the carparks are very accessible and close to the start area.  This will allow touchpoints to be limited to minimise any risks. Please do not leave baggage unattended as security may remove it. If you don't come in a car and do need one, the on-site baggage drop will be available at our Race HQ.

FINISHER MEDAL & PRE-ORDERED T-SHIRT
All runners will receive our iconic Run North West Medal.  Any t-shirts that have been pre-purchased will be available for pick up on the day please go to our Run North West Race Pop-up Shop to collect this.  If you haven't already pre-ordered a t-shirt you can buy one on the day for £7.50 (while stocks last).

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
There will be ample portaloo toilet facilities at Race HQ, please note there are no indoor toilets.

COURSE
The race starts and finishes in the same location, within the grounds of Barclays Radbroke Technology Centre, then heads out onto the country lanes of Over Peover, Snelson and Peover Heath, before returning to Barclays Radbroke campus. The race is run on beautiful country lanes, all fully closed to traffic, we believe this will prove to be one of the fastest 10K races in the North West, with only 77ft of elevation across the entire course. The course overall is super flat with a modest incline at around 2K but then the course drifts down hill from 6K-8K. The rest is pancake flat.

This race is run on fully closed roads. The course has been measured and is certified to be an accurate 10K course | course number 19/595.
PACERS
 We will have a pacer every 5 minutes from 40-75 minutes to help you to your PB goals!

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 & 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.  Please write your race number on the label provided and attach it to your bottle.

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 51% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable.

FOOD & DRINK
Food and drink vendors will be available at Race HQ on race day.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Our race day high resolution pictures are free to download and will be available the day after the race courtesy of Run North West.  These will be available to view via a link on the Knutsford 10K event page on our website RACE DAY 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 on the KNUTSFORD 10K EVENT 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 females, they will be awarded to the top 3 finishers as well as the first Vet in all age groups from V35 to V80+ in 5-year increments plus the first U20 (one prize per individual, male and female). 


2022 KNUTSFORD 10K RACE
An early bird for the Knutsford 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!

VOLUNTEERS
Our volunteers have given up their free time to come and help us on race day, please give them a smile or thank you when you see them!  If you would like to volunteer at one of our events please email run@runnorthwest.co.uk.
OFFICIAL RACE CHARITY

Our official race charity partner is Reuben's Retreat 💙.

Reuben’s Retreat is a charity that was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away in August 2012, aged just 23 months. Desperate to ensure Reuben’s short but precious life was not in vain, Reuben’s Mummy Nicola started the charity to help other families walking a similar path. Reuben’s Retreat supports families with complexly poorly children and families of child loss. Reuben’s Retreat walk side-by-side with individuals to whole families so they are not alone, providing support that is specific to their needs including therapeutic activities, counselling, drop-in and peer support groups, plus fun times, memory making and short breaks

If you’d like to know more about the charity, how you can support/donate or are in need of support, please get in touch:

https://www.reubensretreat.org/ | 01457 680 023 | enquiries@reubensretreat.org

Make every mile count by fundraising for them.

Reuben's Retreat have been one of our official charity partners since 2020.

FESTIVE 2021 RACES - ENTER NOW!
WILMSLOW FESTIVE 10K - SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2021

The Wilmslow Festive 10K is our traditional festive curtain raiser, we hope this helps you to kick start the festive season – whether you are chasing an end of year PB or looking forward to the festive fancy dress. This race sells out in advance every year so don't miss out!
 
Starting in the town centre of Wilmslow this one lap course is perfect for fast times ran on scenic country roads.
ENTER THE WILMSLOW FESTIVE 10K
TATTON YULE YOMP - SUNDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2021

We are delighted to be taking over hosting  the Tatton Yule Yomp, which is a sell out race every year so enter now to avoid disappointment!
 

The 10K trail race attracts both club runners and recreational runners enjoying a festive event, many in fabulous fancy dress!

The race is a 1-lap course which runs through and around Tatton Park, consisting of undulating terrain, trail, grass, tarmac and gravel. The final 1K is on fully closed roads, back to Race HQ at Egerton Youth Club.  

ENTER THE TATTON YULE YOMP
SHOP RACE DAY CLOTHES & SHOES
RUNNING RETAIL SPECIALISTS

As well as events specialists Run North West are also running retail experts with our fantastic Wilmslow retail store open 7 days a week, headed up by well know local club runner Dave Norman.

Come and visit our store where we offer free gait analysis and consultation to find the best running shoe choice for you.  We stock a wide range of road and trail shoes as well as cross country spikes and our friendly, experienced staff will help you find the perfect pair for you. 

We also stock a fantastic range of running clothes and accessories so make sure you pop in and have a browse and use your 15% race discount!

15% RACE DISCOUNT - AVAILABLE INSTORE & ONLINE

The discount is also valid in our Wilmslow Store for up to a month after the race and online using code RNW15 at checkout.
POP UP SHOP

We will also have a small pop-up shop at Race HQ on the day of the race with a small selection of running shoes, clothes and accessories where you can also use your race discount.
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.
Harris & Ross will also be available for pre and post race sports massage for a small charitable donation, so make sure you take full advantage to aid your warm up and recovery!
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!

UKA Race Licence: 2020-40176