Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half

Sat 4th September 2021

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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half

From RunThrough Events

  • Date Sat 4th September 2021
  • Location Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
  • Price £22.00 - £28.00
  • Races 3 races
  • Distances 5km, 10km, Half Marathon

Event summary

Join RunThrough Events for the Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon on Saturday 4th September 2021 in Liverpool, Merseyside. This unique event takes place at the iconic Aintree Racecourse, famous for hosting the Grand National steeplechase. Participants can choose from the 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon distances, all of which involve laps around the circuit on a flat and quick course. The entire route is on roads and paths within the racecourse, with each mile accurately marked out and plenty of helpers to keep you motivated. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to run in such a historic location and enjoy a memorable race day experience! We look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser's Description

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!


  • Half Marathon


  • 10 Km


  • 5 Km


What's Included

Themed medal


Chip Timing

Post race goodies


Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS

How To Get There

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

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.

Start Times


10.50AM – 5K

11.00AM – 10K


Minimum age

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 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 – and 'Check In' on race day or on Twitter / @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 protected] with any questions.

Course Details

There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.


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27 reviews


·5 months ago

Nice flat course. Have been unable to find official race time

·5 months ago

This was the first time I have taken part in any run like this, the whole experience was marvellous, everyone was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere on the day was very good with all runners being respectful of each other. I am now looking forward to the next one I have registered for in February.

·11 months ago

After a lap and a bit of the half marathon they let the 10k runners out who get in the way and slow you down, then the 5k runners join that slow things down even more and you all Finnish at the same time. Probably wouldn’t do this run again.

·11 months ago

Well organised and great support. Would highly recommend reverting to letting the 5k and 10k runners start first so that it doesn't affect the half marathon runners. It became very congested when we got near the start of another loop and the 5k/10k runners had just started. Lots of signs to stick to the left but the paths were quite narrow so didn't leave the slower runners much choice.

·a year ago

Thoroughly enjoyed myself at Aintree 1/2 marathon. Before the run was super organised and it was fabulous to be involved in the warm up. My only concern is that the drink station was only at the start/finish, which for a four lap race meant only 3 opportunities to take on water - could have done with another water station half way round each lap as I really struggled through lack of hydration on a very warm day Otherwise a great venue

·2 years ago

Really enjoyed it, nice atmosphere, friendly people, well organised, good testing course, I ran the 10k, it was a very warm day but a little breezy, never done it before but I will return, many thanks to the organisers.

·4 years ago

Aintree 10k. Really well organized event! From excellent email updates pre race, to registration on the day. The course was easy to navigate and the stewards were both professional and encouraging, especially given the windy conditions they had to stand in. Post race the snacks were great! All in all a great day!!

·4 years ago

Aintree 5k. A very well organised event. Parking was very straightforward and there were plenty of toilets. Clear announcements for the start of each race made it run very smoothly. Would recommend. Will run this again on a less windy day!

·4 years ago

Aintree half marathon. This was my first half marathon, the atmosphere was wonderful, staff were so helpful and encouraging. The weather was on our side and I enjoyed the route of the course. The event was clearly sign posted for, bag drop off, race number collection if needed, water given during the race. A wonderful day.

·4 years ago

A wonderfully windy 10K. A very well organised and enjoyable event - not sure I’d like to do 4 laps for a half? Great atmosphere and course. I’d certainly do it all again. Thanks to all involved. Only thing I’d like is a specific medal or lanyard for the distance and year.

·4 years ago

very well done. very well done

·4 years ago

Super morning at Aintree. A really excellent event. Rapid and clear reply to email query. Lots of help with parking. Polite helpful stewards pre-race. Fun warm up. Good encouragement during race, esp. valued given blustery difficult weather. Nice post-race gluten-free food. Will happily go back for future events. They did everything to make everyone feel important.

·4 years ago

Amazing run. Such an amazing atmosphere, great stalls and exciting day.

·4 years ago

Brilliant Race. I booked another race in error, completely my own fault. Find a Race switched my entry to Aintree with no fuss. Excellent customer service, especially Richard. Race was very well organised and fun. Brilliant motivation from all involved and top bling and snacks upon finishing. Free online photos to boot. I can't find fault with this event or anyone involved. Highly recommended!

·4 years ago

First half marathon. What an amazing event this was for my first half marathon. The signs were brilliant, loved the duet playing songs, the announcer on the tannoy but most of all the marshalls were amazing and so encouraging. I’d definitely run this event

·4 years ago

Great Event. A well organised run that was easy to follow. For my first half marathon I felt that the course was easy enough to navigate. It was also clear where I should be and parking was straight forward.

·4 years ago

Well run. A really well run event - pardon the pun. I signed up because it was across the road from Aintree station; the announcements, signage and marshalling were great, and I deposited & retrieved my bag in the fastest time ever. Everything and everyone friendly. Enjoyed the course, too, and my favourite moment was passing the singer/guitarist giving us 'Dancing in the Dark'.

·4 years ago

Run Aintree December 2019. Brilliant run on a flat course. The marshalls were fun & energetic to keep you pushing through, overall I had a fantastic time.

·4 years ago

Great experience all round. On-site parking is worth getting there for, but still plenty available at 9am so no need to get there too early (for the 10k). Good to have a village there with coffee and food, especially for our waiting families. Enjoyed the 10k run, was concerned it might be be on grass, but the whole route was on tarmac paths. Hardest-working member of staff was out on the course playing a steel drum non-stop - thank you, it really helped to keep me going! Loved the live timing - never had results so fast. Slight issue with people milling around beyond the finish - more marshalls or barriers needed to allow runners to pass for their next lap and keep non-runners out of the way. Thanks for a fun morning!

·4 years ago

amazing.. Amazing. Well organised and great course

·4 years ago

Great race. My second 10k and will certainly be back Well organised and stewards gave great encouragement throughout the route Flapjacks as good as always!

·4 years ago

Great event. Well organised event, information sent out in plenty of time. Lots of parking available. Good atmosphere generated by the organisers and volunteers. Thoroughly enjoyable morning

·4 years ago

Brilliant event Well organised. This was my first proper run! So I wasn’t sure what to expect! The event organisers were approachable and friendly, with marshals around the course encouraging you! Looking forward to the next event... Thankyou to the organisers...

·4 years ago

Great day. Brilliant event around the famous Aintree Racecourse!!! A fast track is perfect for PB hunters. Lots to do for all the family

·4 years ago

Amazing event. Thoroughly enjoyable day, amazing venue and well organised race! Will definitely do next years run!

·4 years ago

Good. Everyone supported me and had a great time I think I will do a longer distance next time

·4 years ago

Great Event. Fabulous flat course. Event very well organised. A great experience to run round the famous Aintree course. Would definitely do this one again.
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