Knutsford 10k 2021

Knutsford 10k 2021 2020-08-22T13:09:17+00:00
The race scheduled to take place in 2020 has been postponed and will now be on Sunday 18th April 2021. An email was sent to all registered participants on 21/08/20 with full details.

9:30am on Sunday 18th April 2021

Run North West are delighted to bring you a BRAND NEW 10K race – the Knutsford 10K! 

The race starts within the grounds of Barclays Radbroke Technology Centre, then heads out onto the country lanes of Over Peover, Snelson and Peover Heath, before returning to Barclays Radbroke campus. The race is ran on beautiful country lanes, all fully closed to traffic, with only 77ft of elevation across the entire course. 

The race is licenced by UKA race licence: Licence number 2020-40176


  • Chip timing 
  • Pacers from 40mins-75 mins
  • Bespoke medal to all finishers
  • Drinks station at the half-way point and the finish
  • Post-race snack
  • First aid 
  • Toilets
  • FREE to download race pictures
  • FREE parking within Barclays Technology Centre 
  • FREE baggage storage


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


Unattached – £21.00

Attached – £19.00


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 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).


Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke is the bank’s largest UK technology campus and the workplace for around 5000 people.  Helping the next generation to learn about technology is an important part of the campus community outreach programme.  The Barclays team will be hosting a special programming club for children that may join you on the race day.  The event uses robots to help children learn about programming in a fun way.  The event is aimed at children aged between 9-14 years.  Places are free but limited.  Children must be accompanied throughout the programming club by another parent/guardian whilst you are out on the race. To book a place(s) for your children at the programming club please register here.


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.


Will my race numbers be delivered or do I have to pick them up on the day? 2020-03-07T21:54:26+00:00

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.

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.

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 to express your interest.

Do you have any terms and Conditions? 2020-03-16T08:38:32+00:00

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.

7: 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.

8: 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.

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

(Trafford 10K, Knutsford Spring 10K, Alderley Edge bypass 10K, Wilmslow Summer 10K, Southport Seaside 10K and Wilmslow Festive 10K)
If we have to cancel for reasons associated with extreme weather conditions, whenever possible, such events will be re-scheduled. If such cancelled events may not be re-scheduled due to logistics and/or permissions, legislation etc, then entrants will be offered a refund or the option to apportion the entry fee for another event of their choice during the same or the following year.
Whenever cancellations occur for reasons un-associated with RNW e.g. epidemics, pandemics or due to legislative, logistical or other restrictions then entrants of such events will have their associate entry fee transferred to another RNW event of their choice taking place within 12 months of the event cancellation date.

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.



Is the course accurate? 2018-10-26T19:11:19+00:00

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.


Do you have chip timing? 2017-09-04T16:11:22+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.

Where is my timing chip? 2017-09-04T16:10:57+00:00

Your timing chip is on the back of your number.

What is the closing date for entries? 2017-09-04T16:10:15+00:00

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.

What is the minimum age to take part? 2019-11-05T12:39:56+00:00

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

What time should I arrive before race start? 2017-09-04T16:08:56+00:00

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.

Is there a cut off time to finish? 2018-08-24T21:22:45+00:00

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.

I’m only a running novice, can I take part? 2017-09-04T16:07:53+00:00

Of course! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.

Why are your races on closed roads? 2017-09-04T16:07:26+00:00

To ensure safety for our runners we have invested in road closures to help you get the best possible experience from the day!

Do you have a course map? 2019-02-03T18:26:09+00:00

Yes! If you head over to the race page where you will find a map.

Do you provide water? 2017-09-04T16:02:48+00:00

We provide water at around 5k and at the finish and you’re welcome to take your own should you wish.

I have entered the race, how do I know my entry has been received? 2017-09-04T16:02:05+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 will also contact all runners nearer the race date with final race instructions.

I can no longer take part in the race. Can I defer my entry to another event? 2017-09-04T16:01:30+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.

Can I get lost? 2017-09-04T16:00:56+00:00

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

Can I walk part of the way? 2017-09-04T16:00:31+00:00

Yes. Please note that the course has a time limit as mentioned above.

Can I wear headphones? 2017-09-04T16:00:07+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.

Is the course suitable for a wheelchair? 2017-09-04T15:42:45+00:00

Yes the course is wheelchair accessible and we also have an elite wheelchair policy which you can find on our website.

How does the fundraising work? 2017-09-04T15:42:17+00:00

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.

Can I raise money for any charity I choose? 2019-11-01T15:55:37+00:00

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.


Do I have to raise money for charity? 2017-09-04T15:40:35+00:00

No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you but we highly recommend it!

Do I need to visit a doctor prior to competing? 2017-09-04T15:39:58+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.

Do I get a medal? 2019-11-01T15:56:53+00:00

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.

Why do you charge a booking fee? 2019-03-05T11:52:46+00:00

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.


The race starts within the grounds of Barclays Radbroke Technology campus, then heads out onto the country lanes of Over Peover, Snelson and Peover Heath, before returning to the Radbroke campus. The race is ran on beautiful country lanes, all fully closed to traffic, with only 77ft of elevation across the entire course. 

Course Map


Event postcode: WA16 9EX 

There is ample FREE parking within the grounds of Barclays Technology campus, along with bike storage facilities. 

Please only use the Barclays staff entrance direct off the A50 to park your car on arrival.  The main entrance to the Radbroke campus on Stocks Lane will be closed for the duration of the event.

The nearest train station to the event is Knutsford (2.6 miles) but there are currently no Sunday services running which would get you to the event on time.  The nearest accessible station is Wilmslow (8 miles away).


Run North West are delighted to have Reuben’s Retreat as the official charity for the Knutsford 10K.Reuben’s Retreat is a charity that was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away in August 2012, aged just 23 months. Desperate to ensure Reuben’s short but precious life was not in vain, Reuben’s Mummy Nicola started the charity to help other families walking a similar path. Reuben’s Retreat will be a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions and their parents and siblings.

When entering the race, tick “yes” to run for Reuben’s Retreat to support the charity with fundraising and raising awareness. Reuben’s Retreat will then be in touch with further details about how you can help and sponsorship information/documentation.  On race day the team from Reuben’s Retreat will be with us at Race HQ to raise awareness of their charity, they will also have some merchandise available to purchase and some fun activities. Do stop by to see the stall and perhaps give a donation.

If you’d like to know more about the charity, how you can support/donate or are in need of support, please get in touch:

Telephone: 01457 680 023

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!).