We are really excited to once again welcome you to the Wilmslow Summer 10K.  This race information email includes everything you need to know about the start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.

This super fast one lap PB course starts in Wilmslow Town Centre and heads out onto scenic fully closed country roads, before finishing on Mobberley Road/Sandy Lane.
Entries are still open but the race is very close to being full so if you have any friends or family who would like to enter make sure they do so now!

As we continue to encourage a high quality field at the front, any last minute elite entries will be accommodated, please email:

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

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!


The race starts in the town centre of Wilmslow.

Wheelchair race start time: 9:10am
Main race start time: 9:15am

Please make sure you are prepared, warmed up and on the start line by 9:05am to catch the important pre-race briefing.
Run North West
2 St Ann's Parade

This year's race HQ will be:

Run North West Retail Store
2 St Ann's Parade
 (SK9 1HG)
Number collection, pre-ordered t-shirt pick-up, bag drop, retail offers and gait analysis, Hoka & New Balance pop-up/try on.

Wilmslow Leisure Centre Carpark
(these locations are only 50 metres apart)

Please ensure you head down to the start line in plenty of time, the start is approximately 200m's from Race HQ. The start area is large and there will be signs and pacers with predicted finishing times directing you to where it is most appropriate for you to stand. Please ensure you are stood in the area that is most realistic to your expected finish time.  If you are stood in an area which is too fast or slow for your anticipated finishing time this could impact your race experience. There will be no barriers at the start area giving people lots of space to spread out.

The finish is on Mobberley Road/Sandy lane (Wilmslow), just over a mile away from the start line/Race HQ. 

Please keep moving once you have crossed the finish line, due to the large size of the race please do not stay in the finish funnel as this needs to be kept clear for runners who will be continuing to cross the finish line.

At the finish you will be rewarded with your Run North West finishers medal, water and Tribe snack bar.

When leaving the finish area, please be mindful that you are leaving closed roads and walking/jogging down a very busy live road back towards Wilmslow. Please stick to the footpaths.

Space is limited at the finish and if you do come to spectate you may find it congested, therefore please consider waiting in Wilmslow or at Hickory's.  Approximately 400m's from the finish is the large carpark of Hickory's/Premier Inn and this is a good meeting place.  Hickory's Smokehouse will be open from 10am with a breakfast menu and we would recommend booking a table. Please note that race day parking is not available here.
The course offers a town centre start with the fantastic atmosphere you would expect in a town centre, passing through the leafy residential streets of Wilmslow followed by the perfect mix of flat running and countryside scenery. The lightening quick first 5K sets you up perfectly for a personal best attempt, with one short sharp 50 metre hill in the 8th kilometre!  There is a water station at the half way point.

This race is ran on fully closed roads. The course has been measured and is certified to be an accurate 10K course.

There are bike storage areas at Wilmslow Leisure centre and around Wilmslow Town Centre.
Public Transport
The nearest train station to the start line is Wilmslow – over the road from Race HQ and 0.3 miles from the start line.
Car and parking facilities (USE POSTCODE SK9 1HG)
Where possible please car share and please arrive early to avoid any road closures and congestion. We will have plenty of car park marshals and signs around the town centre who are connected by radio and will direct you to the carparks. Please follow their instruction to avoid congestion, it is important that you follow race day parking signage and marshal instruction when approaching Wilmslow, rather than your sat nav.
A big thank you to Emerson Group who have been kind enough to let us use all of their car parks. We have a combination of public and private car parking facilities and all are free of charge to race participants.  Please note that all single yellow line on street parking is available on Sundays adding additional options for parking in and around Wilmslow Town Centre. In the unlikely event that we completely fill all of our carparks then you will be directed to on street parking. Please park considerately of local residents access needs.

There is also limited parking close to the finish area, approximately 1 mile from the start, but you would be near your car when you finished. We suggest Kings Road and Gorsey Road and the other roads near there. Please park respectfully of residents.  If these roads are full please head to the race start parking in the town centre.


Overnight stays
If you are travelling a further distance for this race and feel it would be beneficial to stay overnight. We can recommend the following - 
Premier Inn Wilmslow Hotel - 400m approx. from the finish line.
The Wilmslow Lodge at the Coach and Four - adjacent to the start line.
Race numbers are now available for advance collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG) or can be picked up on the morning from Race HQ at the same location from 7:15am. You can also pick up family, friends and running club numbers in advance, just make sure you have their details (DOB) to hand. Please note we do not post numbers out to help reduce the significant amount of waste this creates and do our bit to help the planet.

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

*If you are unable to make it into store, you can still pick up on the morning of race day from our Race HQ from 7:15am.
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 Wilmslow Summer 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 Wilmslow Summer 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 Wilmslow Summer 10K.  This virtual option is INSTEAD of joining us on race day.


Please leave your baggage in your car where possible. However, if needed, we do have an on-site baggage drop at Race HQ.

All runners will receive our iconic Run North West Medal at the finish. T-Shirts that have been pre-purchased will be available for pick up before or after the race on the day.  Please go to our RETAIL STORE AT RACE HQ (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG) to collect this.

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 in 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. 
There will be ample portable toilet facilities including an accessible toilet across the road from Race HQ (50 metres) at the Leisure Centre (carpark), as well as inside toilets at the Leisure Centre.

Hoka will be joining us on race day with a selection of their training and racing shoes for you!  Try on their Mach 6 and Cielo shoes.

New Balance will also be bringing some of their training and racing shoes including 2 shoes from their SuperComp Range: V4 Elite and Rebel.

There are many food and drink venues in Wilmslow Town Centre for pre and post race refreshments and lunch options. Any of these venues would be a perfect place for friends and family to wait and enjoy refreshments whilst you race.

Hickory's Smokehouse, located near the finish, will be open from 10.00am with a breakfast menu, perfect for meet ups and post race food. We advise booking a table as they will be in high demand.  We will also have mobile coffee and snack vans in Hickory's carpark.

We have pacers every 2.5 minutes from 35 minutes through to 70 minutes plus 75 and 80 minutes, offering the opportunity to chase down even more PBs, good luck!

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.

Bottled water will be provided.  We do use a responsible supplier for our water (as well as being ZERO to landfill), their bottles are made out of a minimum 51% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable. Water will be available at the half-way point of the race and at the finish line.

Its important that you either hand your empty bottles back to us before you leave the finish area or take the bottle home with you to recycle.

If you'd like to view our environmental policy please click here.

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 run@runnorthwest.co.uk where we will put you in touch with Nifty Entries.

Top 3 Male and Female prizes presentations will take place straight after the race and will be 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 V85+ in 5-year increments plus the first U20 (one prize per individual, male and female). 

Our wonderful 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.

Our official race charity partner is The Christie Charity. The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds.

Make every mile count by fundraising for them, for more information or to sign up, click yes to the charity in your registration and they will be in touch.

The Christie have been one of our official charity partners since 2017, since then you have helped us raise over £100,000 (figure correct as at Nov 2022).

All runners of our races can enjoy 15% discount at our Run North West store (2 St Ann's Parade, Wilmslow. SK9 1HG).  This can be used on full priced items up to a month after race day, with club runners receiving a permanent 15% discount. Simply show your confirmation email to a member of our team in store to claim your discount. If you prefer to shop online use code RNW15 at checkout.