The 5th Wigan 10k will take in some of the town's land marks as it starts in the town centre on Market Street, heads onto Parsons Walk between Wigan College and the new Wigan Youth Zone, then around the DW Stadium, before heading back to the town centre via a loop of Mesnes Park and a finish on Market Street.
- 10 km
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Best 10k in the north west
Very well organised event with town supporting it fully.
The town centre has every thing you would expect at a running event but with a huge stage,live bands,food festival and outdoor bar. There are usually between 2500 and 3000 runners and the route leaves the town centre out to the DW stadium and returns back through the local park. All roads have full closures and the public are all round the route with live bands. Water stations at 5k and unofficial one that you pass on the way out and back (great touch and thank you to them). The last 1k is fully lined with supporters cheering you on to and beyond the finish line where you collect your goodie bag and medal.
Goodie back contains
Uncle Joe's mints
Healthy snack bars and adverts from the sponsors.
Last note it's the only race I sign on to as soon as it opens. The run is a credit to its organisers, the town of Wigan and its charity Joining Jack. See you all in 2020