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RunThrough Run Media City 5k & 10k
Join us for the first event in this 2021 series for an evening run around Media City in Salford. Starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal, past the Imperial War Museum and the ITV and BBC television studios.
Each kilometre will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to encourage you on your way to the finish line.
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.
Post race goodies
Media City, Salford, Greater Manchester M50 2EQ
BY RAIL - The best and easiest way to get to Media City is to take the Metrolink, with ‘Media City’ Metrolink station located not even 100 metres from the event village. Media City can be accessed from the city centre, and changing at Cornbrook station, just outside the city centre.
The closest train station to MediaCityUK is Salford Crescent train station, which is approximately a 10 minute journey by taxi.
BY BUS - There are several services that stop in and around MediaCityUK, including buses from Manchester city centre, Intu Trafford Centre, Hulme, Swinton and East Didsbury.
Frequent bus services from outside Salford Crescent station link it with MediaCityUK.
BY CAR - MediaCityUK can be found from the M60 ring road on to the M602 exiting at junction 3 sign posted Salford Quays/Trafford Park. From the roundabout follow signs for Salford Quays turning right onto Broadway at the first set of Traffic lights.
There is a 1800 capacity multi story car park located at the Lowry Outlet Store (M50 3AH)
The race involves laps, the course is flat and quick. There will be 2 lap for the 5k, 4 laps for the 10k. The course follows the paths and pavements inside the centre of media city. This is not a closed road race.
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