RunThrough Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half
Kick start 2021 and join us for our Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon in January. 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 be music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Chip timed results
Free official event photos
Fruit & flapjacks
Heaton Park, 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) 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 www.metrolink.co.
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.
There is plenty of parking. Heaton Hall is beautiful and will be well worth a walk around afterwards.
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.
Half Marathon: 9:30am
5k & 10k: 10:00am
Once you enter you will receive a confirmation email. More information about your race pack and the big daywill be sent closer to the event.
Refreshments: There will be water provided on every lap of the race, and at the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks!
There will be a coffee van on site and the park cafe will be open for you to grab a post race snack.
Spectators: The start and finish will be easily accessible for anyone wanting to come and watch the event. There is plenty of parking. Heaton Hall is beautiful and will be well worth a walk around afterwards.
Results: Results will be available on www.runheaton.com after the race.
Pictures: We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be up on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page.
If you’re on Instagram, follow us @RunHeaton.
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