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Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half

Heaton Park, Higher Blackley, Manchester,

Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M25 2SW

Sun 27th September 2020

3 races

£22.00 - £26.00



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

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.


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.


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.

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

Organiser's Description

This large park, just North of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best.

There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.


  • 5 Km
    £22.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km
    £22.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £26.00 CLOSED


  • 5 Km
    £22.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km
    £22.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £26.00 CLOSED
What's Included

Chip timed results

Themed medal

Free official event photos


Fruit & flapjacks

Start Times

Half Marathon: 9:30am

5k & 10k: 10:00am


Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M25 2SW

How To Get There

For sat nav use the below for entrances. Rough walking times in brackets to farm centre.

M25 2GT: St Margaret’s Road entrance (12 mins)
M25 2SW: Middleton Road entrance (10 mins)
M25 2SW: Smithy Lodge entrance (12 mins)
M25 0DL: Sheepfoot Lane entrance (12 mins)
M25 1SS: Metrolink Entrance (14 Mins)
M25 1JH: Grand Lodge (20 mins)
See car park details.

Public transport: Metrolink offers Park and Ride car parks right across the tram network which are free to use for Metrolink customers. The Park and Rides at Bury Interchange, Radcliffe and Whitefield offer a quick and easy way to get to Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, both of which are within walking distance of the park. For times visit

Heaton Park is served by the x35, 59, 90, 135, 149, 156, 164 and 484 buses. Visit for more information and use the Route Explorer to plan your bus journey.

Course Details

The race will be lead by an individual on a bike. The course is all on paths within the park. The 5k is one lap while the 10k is 2 laps. The Half Marathon course differs slightly from the 5k & 10k but we will have marshals and signs at all crucial points.


There is plenty of parking. Heaton Hall is beautiful and will be well worth a walk around afterwards.

4.5 · 19 Reviews


·a year ago

Excellent January half marathon. Really enjoyed this event. Excellent turnout for a January half marathon. Excellent signage throughout the run. A bit of a testing climbed made it more of a challenge. Plenty of marshels giveing out encouragement, a big thank you to them as the weather was not to nice at time. Would recommend this event. Could do with a sign for direction from the golf club carpark to the starting area. Also you there was a bag drop off area, but I couldn't see any details of this in the pre race info.

·a year ago

Well organised, but a tough first time half marathon. This was my first half marathon. I was left feeling very underwhelmed by the event. First off, the route is difficult 4 laps with a steep incline. I ran a time off 2hr 35minutes and I was close to the last person to finish. When I finished, everyone was packing up. It was a very wet day so there was little support so that probably also reflects on my score (off course not the fault of the organiser). Information prior to the event was great; as was on the day itself. Just a little bit meh, for what was a big achievement for me. I imagine for seasoned runners this as a great route and challenge.

·a year ago

Great turnout and great atmosphere. A good size field for the race, the mix of races helping that on top. The stewards kept everyone motivated before and throughout the race in cold and wet conditions. The hill is a great test. My two constructive comments. The signage from the road of St Margaret’s was non existent and really needs to be addressed. Some of the paths were really muddy and slippery on the downhill around the end of the first mile of the 10k race. Well done to the organisers though

·a year ago

Good run. Well organised, great support during the run, especially from the marshall with the mic on the approach to the back of the hall, very encouraging and happy, made me smile. All the information I needed arrived before the event by email. So many km markings on the route wasnt sure which ones I was following for the 10km but it wasnt a problem. Nice refreshments but couldnt eat the flapJack as I was told it was made with butter. Made with margarine would help include the vegans. Paper cups of water would be better than plastic bottles during the run. Environmentally not sound providing plastic bottles when most runners just want a quick swig... they could get those from a paper cup of water. Weather was harsh but didnt spoil this great run. Have done this one twice and would do it again. Thanks

·a year ago

Great Run. Great atmosphere, everybody was upbeat, staff kept runners motivated as did everybody taking part.. hard course with them hills, but great sense of achievement once complete!

·a year ago

Great race, totally recommend for newbies to 10ks. This was my first time doing Heaton Park and only my second 10k ever so wasn't sure what exactly to expect. Amazing though, despite the rain and gross January day, the organisation was wonderful, the cheerleaders along the way gave great support and the snacks and water at the end came at absolutely the perfect time. To top it off, I beat my last time so it was a great experience all round at Heaton.. thank you!!

·a year ago

Wet and Cold in Rainy City. Superbly organised run despite efforts from mother nature to dampen. No one told me about the hill and the effort required to get up it second time around. Continual encouragement from the Marshals helped create a great atmosphere. Will be looking for it same time next year.

·a year ago

Great organisation. Excellent atmosphere despite the weather. Good but tough course but the staff kept you motivated throughout

·a year ago

Very well organised. Well organised, incredibly well signposted. Fun group warmup, and enthusiastic, helpful, and encouraging staff. 100%.

·a year ago

Brilliant atmosphere despite the weather. This was my first time running at Heaton Park. The organisation, mixing the different race lengths, the stewardship, warm up and refreshment/supplement post race was excellent. The inclined parts of the race were an absolute killer but should prepare me well for this years running timetable. A really enjoyable event all round despite the British weather!

·a year ago

Heaton Park 5k. Great course and stewards were very friendly and motivational around the course. Could have done with more signs starting from the car park. As someone who has never run around Heaton Park we were just lucky that we were behind someone who knew where they were going! Would have liked more email information prior to event. Didn't get the start times or race number sent through until the day before which seems quite late. Overall enjoyed the day and would definitely do it again but some of the organisation could be better.

·a year ago

Well organised and scenic race. The Heaton 5K, 10K, and Half was well run and coordinated. The course was well marked and easy to follow and had a great variation in scenery. Made for a great day out and would happily run the event again if offered in 2021.

·a year ago

Good event. Very well organised

·2 years ago

Very well organised. A great race, very well organised in a lovely setting. Challenging yet not impossible! Loved the proper tracks & footpaths which gave sure footed conditions despite the torrential rain beforehand. Motivational signs on the course, lots of spectator interaction & great professional photos. Great medal & tasty snacks at the end too!

·2 years ago

An amazing event. The weather wasn’t the best however we still had a lovely day, good route and well organised event

·2 years ago

Well organised. I completed my first half marathon at Heaton Park and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course was well mapped out and all staff were helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.

·2 years ago

Well organised, volunteers were great.. Did the 10km yesterday and got a PB. Great course, tricky hill but a few nice downhills to get some breath back. Hills were slightly more difficult due to them all being at the end of a u turn! 😊

·2 years ago

Well organised with the best, motivational marshals. Thanks to everyone involved. A very memorable day completing my first Half Marathon! See you next time...

·2 years ago

Great run in really beautiful scenery. Good race to enter. One or two minor grumbles particularly no water at end of race
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