Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Kick off your new year and join us for a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at Heaton Park. 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!
Half Marathon – 9:30am
5k – 10:00am
10k – 10:05am
Chip timed results
Unique themed medal
Free official event photos
Fruit & flapjacks
Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M25 2SW
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)
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 www.metrolink.co.uk.
Heaton Park is served by the x35, 59, 90, 135, 149, 156, 164 and 484 buses. Visit www.tfgm.com/buses for more information and use the Route Explorer to plan your bus journey.
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.
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Excellent January half marathon
Well organised, but a tough first time half marathon
Great turnout and great atmosphere
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
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
Great race, totally recommend for newbies to 10ks
Wet and Cold in Rainy City
Very well organised
Brilliant atmosphere despite the weather!
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!