Alderley Park 5-Mile Winter Trail Race

Alderley Park 5-Mile Winter Trail Race 2020-02-17T12:40:51+00:00
Alderley Park Trail Race Information Booklet

9:30am on Sunday 19th January 2020

Alderley Park Winter Trail Race

Event Sold Out

This race is now sold out. Please check back soon for further updates regarding the Summer version of this race.

Run North West are delighted to bring you a winter version of our race – the Alderley Park Winter Trail Race! 

The race is a 2-lap course over 5 miles within the hidden grounds of Alderley Park, taking in the impressive lake, the working farm and the beauty of the grounds. Whether you’re training for a new challenge or looking for a sociable jog in the fresh countryside air, join us and enjoy a trail race through the hidden grounds of Alderley Park.

Alderley Park Trail Race

The race is licenced by The Trail Runners Association: License number 3135

Numbers will be available for advanced collection from our Wilmslow store in the 3 weeks leading up to the race, and also available to collect on the day at Race HQ – collection dates will be announced on social media. On the day instructions/the Race Booklet will be emailed to you in the month leading up to the event which will contain full information about the number collection process.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chip timing 
  • technical finishers t-shirt 
  • Drinks station at the finish
  • First aid 
  • Toilets
  • FREE to download race pictures
  • FREE parking within Alderley Park 
  • FREE baggage storage

CLOSING DATE

We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit. 

FEES

Unattached – £12.00

Attached – £10.00

PRIZES

Presentations will take place after the race as soon as the results have been verified, prizes are from gun times. 

All prizes are equal for male and females, they will be awarded to the top 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).

FAQs

Do you have an environmental policy? 2019-11-18T17:17:45+00:00

Yes we do! Please read here to see our current environmental policy and how we go about lowering our carbon footprint at all of our events.

 

How far is it? 2019-05-13T18:18:20+00:00

The course is approximately 5.3-miles in duration. The beauty of trail running is you can enjoy running in the countryside without needing to worry about times and splits so the distance is only approximate. Please note that GPS devices could vary during the event due to the amount of the course ran underneath the cover of trees within the woodland area of the course.

When do entries close? 2019-05-02T14:27:14+00:00

We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit of 500. Late entries, including on the night entries will be accepted if the event limit of 500 has not been reached.

Can I take part in a wheelchair? 2019-05-02T14:22:49+00:00

We wouldn’t recommend taking part in a wheelchair due to the nature of the course and undulating profile with tree routes and branches, however if you would like to inspect the course prior to the event please contact a member of our team at [email protected] and we’ll happily show you round.

Can I raise money for charity? 2019-05-02T14:21:48+00:00

Of course! We encourage runners to run for charity at all of our events. £1 of every entry is donated to the Bruntwood Charity but if you’d like to raise money for a charity of your choice that’s great.

Do I need trail shoes? 2019-05-02T14:18:27+00:00

Alderley Park Trail Race is ran over mixed terrain and elevations and we suggest you dress appropriately. Although not essential we recommend wearing suitable running footwear with good grip for the up hills and down trails! In the unlikely event that damage occurs to your clothing or footwear during the event Run North West will not be held responsible.

Is there parking at the event? 2019-05-15T17:43:53+00:00

Yes we have free ample car parking available at Mereview multi-storey car park for all runners and spectators.

Will my race numbers be delivered or do I have to pick them up on the day? 2019-09-30T14:29:24+00:00

We do not post our numbers, they can be collected on the day or pre race at our Wilmslow store.

Is there a bag drop service? 2019-06-27T11:30:48+00:00

There will be a covered bag drop area available at each event and whilst we take every care possible of your kit we cannot be held responsible for any loss.

Do you have event first aid? 2019-05-02T14:19:17+00:00

We take the safety of our entrants extremely seriously and have qualified first aid staff at all of our events. It is essential that any conditions that may affect you are added to your profile when entering the event to assist the first aid team in the event of any injury or illness.

I’d like to help out on the day, Can I? 2019-05-02T14:19:28+00:00

Yes, of course you can! If you’d like to come along on the day and help out in anyway we’d really appreciate it and we’ll make sure you’re well looked after with Run North West goodies. Please contact us at [email protected] to express your interest.

Event safety 2019-05-02T14:20:11+00:00

In order to maintain our excellent record of safety and ensure runners enjoy their evening with Run North West we kindly ask you read the below safety instructions and observe traffic regulations and marshal requests on the day of the event.

Although we will carry out a course inspection on the afternoon of the race please be mindful on the course of trip hazards including tree routes, branches, uneven surface, gradient of the terrain, steps, shoe laces, pot holes, uneven road surfaces, cats eyes, fatigue, contact from other competitors, shoe laces, slippery surfaces including leaves and mud and obstacles such as parked cars, traffic signs and litter.

Given the location of the course, please be aware of dog walkers and other pedestrians during the race. The estate will remain open to the general public during the event although marshals will be on hand to guide you during the event.

Marshals will also be present to assist with parking on the day.

Do I need to visit the doctor before taking part? 2019-05-02T14:20:49+00:00

Although not essential, should you be in any doubt and for your own safety we recommend contacting your local GP to ensure you’re fit to run.

Can I wear headphones? 2019-05-02T14:24:46+00:00

We would strongly advise against using headphones. Using headphones can be dangerous because it distracts people and can make them unaware. We occasionally will need to direct you or may need to get emergency vehicles onto the course and may need runners to hear instructions from marshals to assist with this.

Can I get lost? 2019-05-02T14:24:53+00:00

Hopefully not! The course will be well marshalled, sign posted and marked throughout to help you along the way.

I can no longer run can I defer my entry until next year? 2019-05-02T14:25:07+00:00

Unfortuntly due to the substancial costs in staging an event we cannot defer entries although we provide a number transfer system via Nifty Entries. Just log into nifty entries and click enter the race, then you will see a transfer my entry option.

I haven’t received my entry confirmation? 2019-05-02T14:25:23+00:00

If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us to help resolve the issue. We also recommend checking your junk as unfortunately they can often end up here! We will also contact all runners nearer the race date with final race instructions.

Does it matter how slow I am? 2019-05-02T14:26:16+00:00

Of course not! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.

What time do you need to arrive? 2019-05-02T14:26:30+00:00

Competitors should arrive approximately one hour to 45-minutes before the start of the race.

What is the minimum age to take part? 2019-09-16T17:48:36+00:00

The minimum age for our trail race is currently 16-years in accordance with UKA rules.

Do you have chip timing? 2019-05-02T14:30:19+00:00

The race will be electronically chip timed provided by Nifty Entries. A manual timing system will also be in operation for back up reasons. Upon completion of the event you will receive a text message with your time.

All race positions are decided on gun times (this being the time from the start of the race to the time you cross the finishing line) however chip times (this records the time taken from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line) will also be displayed. In the event of a prize winner having a faster gun time to chip time then the gun time would take precedence. We will display chip and gun times on the official results.

Do you have any terms and conditions? 2020-02-26T10:43:32+00:00

Yes, you can also find a copy of our event terms and conditions on the Nifty Entires event page.

1: Conditions of Entry

By entering any events as made available on this website, competitors are agreeing to abide by the following ‘Terms & Conditions’ as outlined below.

2: Confirmation of Entry

Satisfactory completion of transaction through the online payment system confirms the applicants place in the event for which they have applied.

3: Event Information

All necessary Event Information pertaining to individual events are published on here. Please note that details of individual events as published on event specific entry forms and provisional event information is subject to change.

Updated details of any alterations to Provisional Event Information initially issued will be made available on the web no later than one week prior to the event date. It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have accessed the relevant information relating to their event.

4: Event Withdrawal

Organising a race incurs considerable costs and these costs are met a long time before race day. The withdrawal policy is in place to protect the athletes who have entered the suppliers and also the organisers.  It is for this reason that there will be no refunds under any circumstances.

Please note, if you are injured in an accident, please claim the cost of your race entry back from the other party, we will fully support you efforts to do this wherever possible. Remember they are at fault for your loss, not you and not us.

5: Attempted Swapping of entries

Please note that the swapping of entries between participants is strictly forbidden as it invalidates insurances undertaken by the event organisers to cover the event.

6: Registration

Details of event registration times relating to specific events will be posted on here. All athletes are required to attend registration within the times specified. Applicants who do not attend registration within these times may not be allowed to participate, and will lose their right to a place in that event. It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have accessed the relevant information relating to registration at their event.

7: Photography

The event organisers maintain the right to use images and photographs taken by their contracted photographers and volunteers at the event without informing of or recompense to event participants. These images can be used for promotional purposes as undertaken by the event organisers and their partners, which will cover a range of possible uses including advertising press and media, printed information items, editorial coverage and any other promotion directly related to the event organisers or their sponsors.

8: Event Changes

The above named Event organisers have the right to change any aspect of the event for the reason of safety without prior notice.

9: Event Cancellation

If we have to cancel for extreme weather reasons beyond the control of Run North West and for your safety, where possible the event will be re-scheduled. Specifically in the case of weather cancellation, If the event is unable to be re-scheduled due to logistics and permissions, then applicants will be offered a refund. If the cancellation was due to any other reason apart from due to the weather, applicants will not be permitted to a refund.

10: Right of refusal for entry

The Event organisers maintain the right to refuse or revoke entry to any applicant, where they believe that accepting the entry could prejudice the event, the promoting organisation, their sponsors, associates or staff. This right of refusal extends to include applications where acceptance is considered by the event organisers to be likely to infringe upon the enjoyment of any persons connected with the event, including staff, marshals, volunteers & other competitors.

Course

The race is a 2-lap course over 5 miles within the hidden grounds of Alderley Park, taking in the impressive lake, the working farm and the beauty of the grounds. Whether you’re training for a new challenge or looking for a sociable jog in the fresh countryside air, join us and enjoy a trail race through the hidden grounds of Alderley Park.

Course Map

Alderley Park Trail Race

Parking

Event postcode: SK10 4TG

There is ample FREE parking within the grounds of Alderley Park, along with bike storage facilities. 

The nearest train station to the start line is Alderley Edge 2.0 miles away.  

Charities

We’re delighted to support The Bruntwood Charity at this years race.

Eco Bottle Drop

In a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint and do our bit to save the planet, we have introduced a bring your own water bottle (pre-filled) to place at the finish area for the end of the race. Completely optional, but every person who brings their own bottle of water is helping to save the planet one small step at a time. 

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

Event Safety

In order to maintain our excellent record of safety and ensure runners enjoy their evening with Run North West we kindly ask you read the below safety instructions and observe traffic regulations and marshal requests on the day of the event. We also kindly request to protect the conservation of the estate that runners and spectators keep to footpaths or marked running paths at all times during the event.

Although we will carry out a course inspection on the day of/afternoon before the race please be mindful on the course of trip hazards including tree roots, branches, pot holes, uneven surfaces, cats eyes, gradient of the terrain, fatigue, contact from other competitors, shoe laces, slippery surfaces including leaves and mud and obstacles such as parked cars, traffic signs and litter.

For your safety we will have volunteer marshals along the course and at all road junctions on the course (please thank them if you can!).