Race for Life Manchester 10k
Sun 2nd July 2023
How to Get There
Manchester City Council operate a Pay & Display system in all car parks that will still be operational on the day so please ensure you arrive within plenty of time to purchase a ticket. Charges are hourly or £3 all day. Card payment and Pay by Phone options are available.
The nearest metro station is Heaton Park. Trams run regularly from the City Centre and other destinations. There is a gate into the park directly opposite the station.
There are several bus routes which stop at Heaton Park.
Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.
The 10k double lap course takes in a scenic route of the park. The terrain is a mixture of grass and paths and can be undulating in parts. The course is mainly flat paths however there are three inclines which you will go up twice. The route contains a small wooded section, and the event site is on grass. Because of the time of year, it may be slightly muddy underfoot depending on recent weather conditions.
If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at [email protected]
We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
The course is undulating throughout with three inclines on paths which you will go up twice. The route is mainly on flat tarmac paths, with some grassed areas and a short wooded section. The event site is on grass with surrounding paths to and from the car park so assistance would be recommended.
Due to the time of year the event is taking place, the grass may become boggy in poor weather conditions.
Disabled parking is available at the venue in the car parks on site, with the Lake Car Park at the Sheepfoot Lane entrance being the closest so site.
Meeting Point Information
Please remember to bring your own water bottle already filled as there will be no bottled water provided at events.
The meeting point and start line is on Costello Playing Fields near the Tennis Courts. The finish line will be in a similar vicinity
If using what3words, enter <a href="https://www.what3words.com/saints.palace.desire?partner=RaceForLife">///saints.palace.desire</a> in the free app, to find the exact starting point.
Event Day Information
We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.
Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single-use plastic bottles.
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