9:30am on Sunday 24th November 2019
Run North West is delighted to present the return of the highly popular Wilmslow festive 10k road race on a completely traffic free course supporting The Christie charity. Starting in the town centre of Wilmslow and finishing at the same location as the popular Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon. Predominately flat, the course delivers fast times for club and fun runners alike.
The scenic route heads out of Wilmslow along Knutsford Road before looping back round to Burleyhurst Lane and finishing on Mobberly Road.
Following our successful inaugural events, Run North West continues to offer you the chance to run new and varied courses, whilst answering the demand for more choice in quality, value for money races, offering the very best possible on the day experience.
Run North West wanted to find the perfect sized town to hold a fast 10k. The ideal route needed to be part town, part rural with enough free easy parking to accommodate a few thousand participants. After considering many, the perfect location was right on the doorstep of our HQ and so the Wilmslow 10k was born.
Wilmslow is a town in Cheshire, that is 11 miles south of Manchester. The area close to similarly affluent Alderley Edge, is known for its upmarket lifestyle and its many rich and famous residents. Importantly for Run North West, it is also surrounded by flat leafy roads. It also has very good motorway links across the North West allowing a quick journey early on a Sunday morning.
The race starts at 9:30am and the scenic route heads out of Wilmslow along Knutsford Road before looping back round to Burleyhurst Lane and finishing on Sandy Lane. Predominately flat, the course promises fast times for club and fun runners alike.
We have a full UK Athletics Road License – 2017-30298.
Runners are also encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit with fancy dress optional on the day and we’re pleased to announce the official race day partner as The Christie charity giving runners the opportunity to raise funds for this fantastic cause or alternatively leave a toy at our Cash for Kids toy drop service offered at Wilmslow Leisure Centre, our Race HQ.
Run North West has been created to offer club and fun runners the chance to run new and varied races answering the demand for more choice in mass participation races whilst offering the very best in on the day experience.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, with prizes in all main age group categories. Additionally every runner who completes the course will receive a bespoke medal. Check out some of previous event medals here. Course record bonus of £500 for the male and females records broke on the day.
£21.00 unattached & £19.0 attached
Please note: Wilmslow 10k will start in Wilmslow town centre and we will provide a complimentary bus at the start area to take spectators to the finish, which is a mile away. Buses will also be available at the finish area to take runners and spectators back to the town centre for those who don’t wish to jog or walk back.
The Wilmslow 10k course offers runners the perfect mix of flat running, scenic scenery and with it’s town centre location a fantastic atmosphere to help you enjoy your 10k experience. The course is fully closed to all traffic at all times during the event.
The course starts in Wilmslow town centre outside Hoopers and Pizza Express, heading South West along Knutsford Road, passing through the leafy residential streets of Wilmslow, with a lightening quick first 5k setting you up perfectly for a personal best attempt.
The rural section of the course offers excellent scenery of the Cheshire Countryside before winding its way back to the finish on Mobberly Road with just one hill within the 8th km to test your strength.
The final 1km takes in the same finishing route as the popular Wilmslow Half Marathon with 400m and 200m to go signs in place helping you time that sprint finish to perfection!
See below for course maps.
10k Course Map
Start Area Map
Car Parking is available throughout Wilmslow, with many of the towns car parks free to runners on Sunday mornings. We kindly request that you avoid parking in the Everybody Gym car park to prevent disruption to members wishing to use the gym on Sunday morning. Marshals will be available on event day to assist with parking.
Royal London have also very kindly offered us the use of their car parking facilities, for those of you that raced the Bypass 10k in the summer you will be familiar with the car parking. The car park is on Alderley Road Postcode: SK9 1PF. A short stroll of about 10-minutes to the start.
Make your event count by fundraising for one of our official race charities. Our chosen charities all doing incredible work to help others and improve lives.
As part of our on going commitment to raising money for vital causes we’re proud to work along side The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, The Christie and Key 103’s Cash for Kids. If you wish to take part in one of our events and raise money for one of our fantastic causes, you’ll be offered the opportunity to sign up and register funds when entering via our online entry partner, Nifty Events.
If you’d like to be considered as next year’s charity partner, please email [email protected] or contact us on 01625 529 000
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
Wilmslow Festive 10K – Only
If for reasons beyond the control of the Event organisers, including an ‘act of God’ due to unforeseen, naturally occurring phenomenon that were unavoidable, where possible the event will be re-scheduled. If the event is unable to be re-scheduled due to logistics and permissions then applicants will be refunded.
For all other Run North West 10k events the following event cancellation policy applies;
If for reasons beyond the control of the Event organisers, such as adverse weather conditions and including an ‘act of God’ due to unforeseen, naturally occurring phenomenon that were unavoidable, the event, which applicants have entered is cancelled or postponed the 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.
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.
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.