Wednesday 4thAugust 2021* | 7:00pm start
Run North West are delighted to return with the Quarry Bank Trail Race!
The race is a 1-lap course and approximately 4.5-miles long within the National Trust grounds of Quarry Bank Mill and the surrounding village. The course starts and finishes in the main courtyard at Quarry Bank Mill, and consists of undulating terrain, trail, grass, tarmac, gravel and steps (make sure you save some energy in the legs for those!). We would advise wearing trail shoes.
The race is licenced by The Trail Runners Association: TBC
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
- Bespoke medal
- Drinks station at the finish
- First aid
- FREE to download race pictures
- FREE parking at Quarry Bank Mill
- FREE baggage storage
We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit.
Unattached – £13.00
Attached – £11.00
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 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).
* Date TBC
Yes we do! Please click 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.
Knutsford 10k – In light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 within the UK, we will not be having our normal race number collection on the day system. Instead we will be posting out numbers to all runners for the Knutsford 10K at around two weeks prior to the event. We have taken this step to minimise your contact with other people at the event.
Yes we have ample car parking available at Quarry Bank free for all runners and spectators.
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.
Quarry Bank 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.
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.
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@example.com to express your interest.
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.
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.
Of course! We encourage runners to run for charity at all of our events. £1 of every entry is donated to the National Trust at Quarry Bank but if you’d like to raise money for a charity of your choice that’s great.
We wouldn’t recommend taking part in a wheelchair due to the steep steps within 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily show you round.
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.
Hopefully not! The course will be well marshalled, sign posted and marked throughout to help you along the way.
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.
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.
Yes, for our 10k races we provide water during the race, for all of our races we provide water at the finish. However you’re welcome to take your own should you wish and given the time of year the race is being held we highly recommend this with potential hot weather.
Yes!Head over to the race page where you will find a map.
Of course not! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.
Competitors should arrive approximately one hour to 45-minutes before the start of the race.
The minimum age for our trail race is currently 16-years in accordance with UKA rules.
We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit of 400. Late entries, including on the night entries will be accepted if the event limit of 400 has not been reached.
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.
The course is approximately 4.5-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.
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.
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.
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.
The route is a 1-lap course and approximately 4.5-miles long and consists of undulating terrain, starting and finishing in the main courtyard at Quarry Bank Mill. The course consists of trail, grass, tarmac, gravel and steps (make sure you save some energy in the legs for those!). We would advise wearing trail shoes.
Event postcode: SK9 4LA.
There is ample FREE parking within the main carpark at Quarry Bank Mill, along with bike storage facilities.
The nearest train stations to the start line are Styal (0.5 miles) and Wilmslow (1.9 miles).
This Year Run North West are proud to support Quarry Bank Mill at this year’s race, £1 from every entry will go to Quarry Bank Mill.
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 at all times during 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 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.
There are three sections of steps along the course, with marshals on hand to help direct you. Please take particular care when running up and down the steps, especially if they’re slippery.
Given the location of the course, please be aware of other pedestrians and dog walkers along the route.
For your safety we will have volunteer marshals along the course thanks to Wilmslow Striders (please thank them if you can!) and marshals at all road junctions on the course.
RNW and Quarry Bank Mill proudly went single use plastic free for water consumption at our 2019 Trail Race, we are very grateful to Quarry Bank Mill for their continued support to ensure this race will once again be single use plastic free for the consumption of water.
Water will be available at the finish of the race, located within the courtyard. To reduce our environmental impact recyclable paper cups will be provided by Quarry Bank Mill with water dispensers.
Alternatively, feel free to bring your own bottle pre-filled and leave it on the water table for the end of the race. We will have tags so you can put your name/race number on it.