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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half
Kickstart your New Year 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. The entire course is inside the Aintree racecourse on the roads and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: Aintree Racecourse is located on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6.
Paring is available at the Racecourse.
10.00AM – HALF MARATHON
11:05AM – 5K & 10K
11 yrs - 5k; 15 yrs - 10k; 17 yrs - Half Marathon.
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.
There will no formal baggage drop within the event village. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff.
There will be water provided on the course, and at the finish. There will also be bananas & flapjacks waiting for you at the finish.
During the race
There will be marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Things to note!
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/runthr... and 'Check In' on race day or on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/runthro... / @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race.
If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.
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