Alderley Edge bypass 10K 27th September 2020 – race confirmed

The Alderley Edge bypass 10K is happening!!

Summary of our current position for 2020;

Alderley Edge bypass 10K 27th September – it’s on!!
Knutsford 10K 18th October – postponed
Knutsford 10K virtual – now live!’
Wilmslow Festive 10K 29th November – To be confirmed.

We are super excited to announce that after weeks of planning, the Alderley Edge bypass 10K is now confirmed and going ahead, we have limited spaces and so early booking is strongly advised!

Sadly the Knutsford 10K has been postponed until 2021 due to the race HQ, Barclays Radbroke, still being in lockdown and all participants have been emailed last week. The good news is you can earn our amazing Knutsford 10K 2020 medal virtually HERE.

The UK Government & England Athletics have issued progressive guidance for the phased return of small to medium mass participation events and we now have approval for the Alderley Edge bypass 10K from our governing body and insurers England Athletics (EA) plus the authorisation from East Cheshire council. We have provided a robust risk assessment which coupled with the fact everything is outdoors means you can return to races which are safe.

We are proud of our excellent safety record, from day one we invested in road closed high quality 10K experiences. We will not compromise your safety for commercial gain and our events will only go ahead when it is deemed safe to do so and with adapted arrangements through a robust COVID-19 risk assessment. Our objective is to successfully host enjoyable 10K experiences, just with a few changes for now.

We are always committed to offering you several alternative 10K events if we have to postpone or move any of our 10K runs.

The final race day instructions will be issued around 2 to 3 weeks prior as some government guidance could still change before then. As a guide we will be taking the following steps;

We will have phased starts utilising the chip timed overall results so your time will be correct from when you cross the start line. The advantage being you won’t experience the normal start congestion!

Three start waves – from 8.45am – your wave will be confirmed with your race pack. The last wave will be 10.30am. Really sorry but we can not accept wave requests or swaps on this occasion and you will can only run in your allocated wave. The finish time you enter on our entry page will help us to phase runners so please be as accurate as possible.

Increasing the start and finish areas in line with social distancing measures and providing floor markers to keep you apart. Starting a small group of runners every ten seconds.

The phased starts will space participants on the route to be able to run within social distancing guidelines and minimise overtaking. Overtaking must be in line with our final guidance.

A zero tolerance policy on spitting during the race.

Removing all indoor HQ facilities and posting out all race numbers in advance.

Hand sanitiser stations, managed toilet facilities.

Encouraging travelling by car or cycling to avoid public transport and providing ample safe free parking. Parking will be a five to ten minute walk to the start in order to improve social distancing near the start and finish.

Limiting participant numbers to the approved COVID secure race limit agreed in our approved risk assessment.

For medals and t shirts we are still working on the safest way to provide these to you.

Runners must be self sufficient, carry or bring their own hydration and nutrition. The half way drinks station has been removed.

No bag drop, please leave belongings in your car as much as possible.

No leafleting will be permitted in or around the race or local car parks before or after, this will be policed by our team. We strongly ask other promoters to respect this as it is a COVID risk and also leads to littering which results in complaints to Run North West.

The whole course including the start and finish will be restricted to participants only, spectators are sadly unable to attend on this occasion. Cyclists will also not be able to enter the course on this occasion.

We will provide clear guidance to runners on how to remain socially distanced, before, during and after the event.

Participants must leave the finish zone straight away and back to the parking areas to avoid any congestion. The phased starts also mean the finish zone will be much more spread out and therefore comply with social distancing.

Despite all of the above important rules, we can still promise you the Run North West race day experience!

Also, as part of our re-start plan there will be a deferral option in place for our 2020 races should you not feel comfortable to race in 2020. This will close with four week to go as we have to produce the race packs in advance. We understand that our community want to feel safe and comfortable, and you might not be ready just yet.

We all miss the buzz of race day, the build up, the post race high and of course our famous medals!!

We really look forward to welcoming you again and please remain assured that your safety is our first priority.

As a reminder – 2020 scheduled events;

Alderley Edge bypass 10K 27th September, going ahead, enter now as this race will sell out fast!
Knutsford 10K 18th October – postponed
Knutsford Virtual 10K – now live.
Wilmslow Festive 10K 29th November – to be confirmed.
Other races? – watch this space!

Our scheduled events can be viewed and booked at 

Many thanks and run safe 🌈!
Run North West Events Team.


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