Run Alton Towers 5k & Half Marathon

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Alton Towers Resort, ​Farley Lane, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ​ST10 4DB

Sun 13th November 2022

Starting at 09:00

5 races

£18.00 - £180.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

EVENT VILLAGE

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 info@runthrough.co.uk.

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.

C-19 PLAN
Run Through Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Come and join us for the BRAND NEW Run Alton Towers Half Marathon and 5k at the UK’s largest theme park on Sunday 13th November 2022. You are guaranteed a great day out with theme park entry and access to all the rides included in your entry!!

Each distance will be accurately marked out with KM flags and mile markers and there will be plenty of helpers along the course to keep you on track and encourage you all the way to the finish line.

**Please note there is a strict 3 hour cut off for the Half Marathon**

Races

  • 5 Km

    £34.00

    Early Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £38.00

    Early Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Group Entry - 6 People

    £180.00

    Early Bird Price

  • Spectator - Adult (12yrs+)

    £22.00

    Sunday

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Spectator - Child (3-11yrs)

    £18.00

    Sunday

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • 5 Km

    £34.00

    Early Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £38.00

    Early Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Group Entry - 6 People

    £180.00

    Early Bird Price

  • Spectator - Adult (12yrs+)

    £22.00

    Sunday

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Spectator - Child (3-11yrs)

    £18.00

    Sunday

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

FREE Alton Towers Theme Park Access (RRP. £34 – see image below) * Can only be used on race day*
Unique themed medal (To be revealed)
Free official race photos
Chip timed results
Post race water and goodies
Free Parking

How to Get There

By Car
You can find Alton Towers Resort at the following address:

Alton Towers Resort
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:

M1 Northbound – Junction 23a

M1 Southbound – Junction 28

M6 Northbound – Junction 15

M6 Southbound – Junction 16

Please drive with care when you’re in the area, as there are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very thin in places.

Some Sat Nav systems may take you down a local farm track (especially if you’re coming from the B5417). Please follow the road signs for the last few miles.

Please be aware that the B5417 is closed until 8th May, guests arriving to the Resort from the Ashbourne direction should follow diversion signs.

By Train
Visitors can travel to Alton Towers Resort by train, via several popular destinations. Visit thetrainline.com to search for train times and prices.

Uttoxeter Train Station:

Uttoxeter station is the nearest train station to Alton Towers, just 10 miles from the resort. Uttoxeter station is just a 20 minute drive away from the resort or 30 minutes by bus.

Stoke on Trent Station:

Stoke on Trent rail station is 15 miles from Alton Towers Resort. A local taxi would take around 25 minutes to the resort.

Derby Train Station:

Derby train station is around 25 miles from Alton Towers. From there you will need to order a taxi or a car service to arrive at the resort in around 50 minutes to one hour.

By Bus
D&G Bus are operating two services to Alton Towers Resort.

The X41 is a daily bus service from Stafford & Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Resort.

Departing Stafford railway station at 9.30am each day, the bus route includes Weston and Uttoxeter on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The X41 departs Alton Towers at 17.30.

The 32X is a Monday - Saturday bus service from Stoke Railway Station to Alton Towers Resort.

Departing Stoke railway station at 8.55am each day, the bus route includes Hanley, Werrington & Cheadle on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The 32X departs Alton Towers at 17.30.

We also offer free coach parking for private parties and school trips travelling on a private hire bus.

Bus times are estimates and may vary throughout the year. Please check prior to travelling.

Without A Car
You don’t need a car to join in the fun at Alton Towers theme park and resort. The resort has excellent public transport links. Young visitors, large groups and environmentally conscious visitors travelling to the resort can do so by train.

There are three train stations near Alton Towers: Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter and Derby. Guests arriving at Stafford or Uttoxeter railway station can use the daily bus service direct to the resort. Other visitors will need to contact a local taxi service for the rest of the journey to the resort.

We also have bicycle racks close to the theme park entrance, for local visitors and keen cyclists to utilise free of charge.

Course Details

Course Map

FAQs

  • What is the minus age for the half marathon?

    17yrs

  • What is the cut off time for the half marathon?

    3 hours

Spectator Tickets

To join your runners at Alton Towers Resort and cheer them on during the 10k and children's race on Saturday 12th November or the 5k & half marathon race on Sunday 13th November you will need to purchase a spectator ticket here.

Spectator tickets will give you access to Alton Towers Resort from 7am- 7.30pm and access to all theme park rides between 11.30am-6.30pm.

Reviews

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3.8

3 reviews

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EMMA

·7 days ago

Bit of a shaky start with poor organisation and lack of assistance with how to get to the start line. However, after the race had started it was very smooth and a fun and enjoyable day out for all the family. Good facilities throughout the park on the day with plenty of clean loos.
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Ivan

·14 days ago

An enjoyable and well organised event. The marshals were friendly, helpful and supportive.
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Steph

·14 days ago

What an event. Such a fun day, entry to theme park with no queue for rides was a good incentive to get around!! The course itself was a bit mundane with the car park laps, and the signs for mileage were absent at times or seemed inaccurate. Pacers would have been useful to follow to keep time. Water stations could have had some sort of energy boost with water - Shrewsbury half provided glucose supplement by a sponsor.

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