Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half
Kickstart your Christmas period and join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the World famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the Grand National steeplechase.
The race involves laps around the circuit, and the course is flat and quick. There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon. The entire course is inside the Aintree Racecourse, on the roads/paths not on grass.
Each mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email email@example.com.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Secure Bag Drop
Post race goodies
Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS
BY RAIL: The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse.
BY BUS: Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 310 and 345 both to and from Liverpool. For further information on bus routes, contact Merseytravel on 0151 236 7676 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk/journe...
BY CAR: The Racecourse is on the A59, and is easily reached from the M57.
There will not be any parking at the Racecourse, however there is plenty of parking nearby.
10am – Half Marathon
11am – 5k & 10k
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ENTER AN EVENT?
11 yrs - 5k; 15 yrs - 10k; 17 yrs - Half Marathon.
I CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT, CAN I HAVE A REFUND?
Sorry, we don’t offer refunds. However, if you let us know 14 days in advance of the event we can transfer your entry to a friend or to a later event.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT?
You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.
WILL I RECEIVE ANYTHING THROUGH THE POST?
No, nothing is posted. You will receive all race information by email and you will collect your race pack on the day of the event.
DO WE COLLECT OUR TIMING CHIP AND RACE NUMBER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT?
Yes, that is correct. Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect them.
ARE THERE WATER STATIONS?
Yes, every event has water stations – where and how many depends on the course and the distance.
DO YOU HAVE A BAGGAGE DROP?
Our baggage drop is FREE to use. We have a member of staff managing the station while you run.
WHAT DO I GET AT THE END OF THE RACE?
You can help yourself to fruit and a flapjack when you finish. You will also receive a medal!
WHERE CAN I FIND MY RESULTS AFTER THE EVENT?
Your results will be live on the website www.runthrough.co.uk during the event. If you have any questions or queries with your results please email firstname.lastname@example.org
AM I ALLOWED TO WEAR HEADPHONES?
We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.
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