Quarry Bank Final Instructions

Thank you for entering the Quarry Bak Trail Race. We hope your training has been going well and we trust you’re looking forward to taking part in our first ever trail race supported by Wilmslow Striders.

We’re excited to welcome you to our event and are writing to give you the final details to help you make the most of your evening with us.

All finishers will be rewarded with a commemorative finisher t-shirt along with snacks and water at the finish. Thanks to the National Trust we will have a cafe on the evening so please encourage friends and family to join you and cheer you on! We’ll also have a pop up retail store on the night including special offers plus a free twin pack of Inov8 socks with every pair of shoes purchased.

Results will be available after the race online at here and via Nifty Entries.

Please arrive in plenty of time for the race to ease congestion on the night. Free parking is available and number pick will be available from 6pm at the in the Quarry Bank Mill courtyard.

Parking Postcode: SK9 4LA 

We have ample parking but if you can please arrange to share lifts and car share on the day we’d be extremely grateful.

Quarry Bank, now cared for by the National Trust is the site of one of the best-preserved textile mills of the industrial revolution and tells the complete story of an early Industrial Revolution community. We’re excited to run around the estate surrounding the picturesque 18th century mill.

Discover hidden trails and woodland paths on our special route, contrasting with spectacular views of Manchester Airport as the route passes the runway. Consisting of trail, grass, steps, tarmac and gravel the route is perfect for first time runners and experienced off-roaders. Conquer the steps and tackle the varying terrain over our 4.5-mile route. The course map can be viewed here.

Given the glorious summer we’ve had to date we anticipate a warm evening and we will have first aiders and marshals dotted along the route if runners feel overly tired or unwell so please let them know and if you feel overly tired don’t be afraid to slow down. Much of the course is ran under the cover of woodland, however please consider running in light clothing, suncream and a cap.

Please also be mindful of potential trip hazards along the route. Dependent on the weather parts of the course may be muddy with exposed tree roots and other trip hazards potentially on show. Normal running trainers or trail shoes are suitable for the route but please be advised the first mile of the course is ran on road. There are three sections of steps within the route, which will be overseen by marshals on the evening. Please take extra care during these particularly technical sections of the course.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers and we will also reward the first vet in all age groups from V40 to V70 in 5 year increments plus the first U20. We also have a prize for the first unattached none club runner. (One prize per individual).