9:30am on Sunday 3rd May 2020
Run the bypass – fully closed to traffic – with entertainment along the way.
The race starts outside Royal London and heads to the Melrose Way section of the A34 bypass, turning around at the Alderley park roundabout and returning to finish. The course has only a little undulation for PB hunters, with entertainment at every kilometre and a fun filled Race Village – a fun day for all the family!
The race is licenced by UKA race licence: 2020-39140
Numbers will be available for advanced collection from our stores 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.
- Chip timing
- Pacers from 40mins-75 mins
- Bespoke medal to all finishers
- technical finishers t-shirt
- Drinks station at the half-way point and the finish
- Post-race snack
- First aid
- FREE to download race pictures
- FREE parking within Royal london
- FREE baggage storage
We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit.
Unattached – £22.00
Attached – £20.00
Family Fun Run – £5.00
FAMILY FUN RUN
This Year Run North West are proud to partner with a charity with 100% of the proceeds from the Family Fun Run, will go to!
Minimum age 4 years old, children who are unable to manage the run safely on their own without assistance, must be accompanied by an adult.
Entries are £5.00 per person and include a Family Fun Run medal to all finishers.
Event information will be emailed in the month leading up to the race. Family Fun Run numbers are collection on the day only.
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).
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.
We do not post our numbers, they can be collected on the day or pre race at our Wilmslow store.
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.
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.
Sure, 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: Event Transfers
In the event of you being unable to run, you can transfer your entry to another runner at no cost via your Nifty Entry online portal. All you require is the email address of the runner you wish to transfer your entry to and then they can accept the transfer and update the information and importantly emergency contact information.
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.
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.
9: 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.
10: 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.
11: 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.
Yes it is. As the event is staged under UKA License the course is accurate to 6.2 miles and has a UKA Course Measure Certificate confirming the accuracy of the course.
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.
Your timing chip is on the back of your number.
The closing date for entries is either when the race is sold out or one week prior to the day. Enter early to avoid disappointment. We will keep you updated via this website and social media for all event day news.
The minimum age for our trail race is currently 16-years in accordance with UKA rules.
Competitors should arrive approximately one hour before the start of the race. Surrounding roads, which form part of the course, will be closed to traffic before the race starts. Please bear this in mind and allow extra time when travelling. You can find details of road closures on our website.
As a general guide we suggest being able to complete the course in under one hour and forty five minutes to help comply with the local council’s requests and to reduce as much disruption to residents and passing traffic as possible with road closures.
Of course! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.
To ensure safety for our runners we have invested in road closures to help you get the best possible experience from the day!
Yes! If you head over to the race page where you will find a map.
We provide water at around 5k and at the finish and you’re welcome to take your own should you wish.
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 will also contact all runners nearer the race date with final race instructions.
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.
Hopefully not! The course will be well marshalled, sign posted and marked throughout to help you along the way.
Yes. Please note that the course has a time limit as mentioned above.
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.
Yes the course is wheelchair accessible and we also have an elite wheelchair policy which you can find on our website.
Run North West helps a different charity at each race. When you enter you can tick a box if you are interested in raising funds. The charity will contact you in due course offering to help you by sending a pack and also an online ‘just giving’ page. You can then ask friends/family etc to sponsor your run. We also raise funds with several initiatives including; the fun run entry fees, a proportion of merchandise sales, on the day food/beverage sellers & sports massage fees.
We are committed to raising funds for Millie’s Trust at the Alderley Edge bypass 10k, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation at Southport Seaside 10k and The Christie and Manchester Mission Christmas (Toy drop) at the Wilmslow Festive 10k, however should you wish to raise funds for another charity this is totally fine with us! Please contact your chosen charity to obtain sponsor forms and support.
No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you but we highly recommend it!
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.
Yes! Everyone who completes the course on the day will receive a medal to add to their collection.
Please note medals are only available for the Wilmslow 10k, Alderley Edge 10k, Knutsford 10k and Southport Seaside 10k. If you’d like a medal at Trafford this is an additional £2.
We work with a third party company who provide all the entry systems to ensure we have the best possible checkout and entry experience. This includes the ability to transfer your entry free of charge. We cover some of this cost through the booking fee. If you enter using one of our race deals you will only pay one booking fee.
Event postcode: SK9 1PF.
There is ample FREE parking within the grounds of Royal London, along with bike storage facilities.
The nearest train station is Alderley Edge which is a 1 mile walk away (or warm up) and Wilmslow (1.1-miles).
The official race charity partner will be announced soon!
Family Fun Run
Come and join us for our Family Fun Run starting at 9:35am immediately after the 10k 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
In order to maintain our excellent record of safety and ensure runners enjoy their morning 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 morning of the race please be mindful on the course of trip hazards including pot holes, uneven road surfaces, cats eyes, gradient of the road, fatigue, contact from other competitors, shoe laces, leaves & branches, slippery surfaces including oil and fuel and obstacles such as parked cars, traffic signs and litter.
We are very fortunate to be running along the smooth tarmac surface along the Bypass so hazards on route are very low but please be careful.
Given the rural location of the course, although very unlikely please be aware of the potential risk of horses and livestock on the course.
For your safety we will have volunteer marshals at every km (please thank them if you can!) and marshals at all road junctions on the course, as well as security staff at major junctions on the day.
Marshals will also be present to assist with parking on the day both in town centre (Wilmslow 10k) and Royal London. When walking to and from the finish please stick to pavements and crossing points as road closures won’t be in place during this time. A pavement is available back to Wilmslow from the finish of the Wilmslow 10k as well as free shuttle buses for your convenience.