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Watersons HALE 10K

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Watersons HALE 10K

5.0 · 1 review

South Downs Road, Hale, Greater Manchester, WA14 3HU

5 S Downs Rd, Hale, Altrincham WA14 3HU, UK

Sun 18th February 2024

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£10.82 - £28.87

Organiser's Description

The Watersons HALE 10K is set to take place on Sunday 18th February 2024 with 1,500 runners taking to the closed roads for this much anticipated 3rd year of the race.

The course is superb, starting in Hale and leading through the center of the thriving village before heading out to Ashley, along the picturesque country lanes, and finishing in the grounds of the magnificent Ashley Hall.

There is also the ASHLEY 3K race too in the grounds of Ashley Hall for the younger runners or those who prefer a shorter distance, an hour before the 10K.


  • Ashley Hall 3k


    Sun 18th February 2024

  • Watersons HALE 10K


    Sun 18th February 2024

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • Ashley Hall 3k


    Sun 18th February 2024

  • Watersons HALE 10K


    Sun 18th February 2024

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


Course Details

It’s a fantastic course with very little elevation gain. Starting on South Downs Road the race heads north west towards Bowdon Cricket & Hockey Club before turning right onto Marlborough Road, passing Altrincham Grammar and then turning right at the Bowdon traffic lights on Ashley Road.

The race then travels along Ashley Road, past the clock tower and over the railway heading straight down the road past all the shops and restaurants before heading out into the Ashley countryside. Just after 4km the route forks left down Castle Mill Lane, until a right turn down Back Lane just before 6km.

At the end of Back Lane the race turns right onto Tanyard Lane and left onto Castle Mill Lane again heading the opposite direction. This is where the lead runners will be visible to the main field of runners with the road split into 2. At the junction the route takes a left turn onto Cow Lane, following the road under the M56 and into Ashley village. At The Greyhound Pub the route goes right onto the Knutsford road, passing Ashley Station and then turning right into the South Gate of Ashley Hall.

The race then continues along the private lane all the way to Ashley Hall and the finish.

What's Included

  • Bespoke Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Water station
  • Music & Race MC
  • £1,500 Prize Pot
  • Proceeds to The Toy Appeal

How to Get There

There is a station in Hale exactly 1km away from the start line. After arriving at the station, head out onto the main road (Ashley Road) turning left to walk through the main high street, past all the shops until you reach South Downs Road on the right and the start line.

Driving to the official car park (and finish line) at Ashley Hall, Ashley Rd, Ashley, Altrincham WA14 3QA


Parking is at Ashley Hall, where race control and the finish line is. It is £3 in advance or £5 on the day.


It takes 10 minutes to walk from the event car park at Ashley Hall to the start line on South Downs Road. It's 1.2km away so you could run it (as a warm up) in less than that!


  • What time does the race start?

    3K starts at 9:00am and 10K starts at 10:15am

  • Are the races fully closed to traffic?

    Yes, the 10K has a full road closure and the 3K is on the grounds of Ashley Hall.

  • Is the 10K course exactly 10K?

    Yes, the course has a certificate of Accuracey reference 22/035

race details

There is £1,500 in prize money, product prizes and a trophy to first man & first woman. Prizes are awarded to Open (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and winners of 40+, 50+ and 60+ male & female categories.

 All finishers receive a stunning race medal with bespoke lanyard. There is water & hydration drinks as well as banana’s & chocolate bars for all 10K finishers

All runners will be provided with a D-Tag timing chip located on the back of their running number, This will record your individual time from when you personally cross the start line to when you cross the finish line.

Full results will be available shortly after completion of the race.

There will be a water station at 5km and at the finish.

Parking is strictly only available at Ashley Hall and is £3 per car when bought in advance when entering and £5 on the day. This money contributes to some of the costs for the extra trackway and parking staff booked in for 2023. The car park is where the race finishes and so your car will be in the perfect place for you after the race. The roads will be closed around Hale from 9:45am and parking will be limited or not available in most nearby roads.

The start is on South Downs Road and you will need to be there 10 minutes before the start gun which is at 10:15am.

Your friends and family can track you on the day for when you cross the start line, the 5km half way point and at the finish.


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3 reviews


·5 days ago

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the run itself very much, but the time before the start was very stressful. Parking and toilet facilities were problematic. It took me an hour from joining the queue for the car park to get to the race start. More matting was needed on the field as cars were getting stuck and 6 loos at the race start and end locations were not enough.
Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board and will be working hard to improve operations for next year to resolve the issues. There were 8 loos at Ashley Hall and 12 at the 10K start line, but we will be increasing this for next year.
Sensation Group

·5 days ago

The course was lovely, but you can’t get there on public transport and so we ended up sat for 45 mins in a queue for the car park crawling along.
Thank you for your feedback. We did experience some traffic flow issues due to the heavy rain overnight but we will ensure this is resolved for next year.
Sensation Group

·26 days ago

Great event, beautiful course and good organisation

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Aniedi Williams

Cameron England


South Downs Road, Hale, Greater Manchester, WA14 3HU

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