Winter Hill 10k, 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire

Organiser's Description

The route you know, with a twist.... it's run in reverse!! The race is set in the beautiful Bolton countryside at Walker Fold, in Lancashire. The trail has a mixture of stone, mud and water along the way! The route is undulating/hilly but suitable for all abilities, with generous cut off times.

5k runners complete 1 lap and 10k runners 2 laps. 1 mile is an out and back route.

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  • 5 km Must be 12yrs or over
    £12 CLOSED
  • 10 km Must be 16yrs or over
    £18 CLOSED
  • 1 Mile Fun Run
    £5 CLOSED

5k /10k top 3 Male/Female - award

VET awards if numbers reach 200

Winning 1 mile M/F

Medal to all finishers

Goodies at the finish line

Chip timing with live results

Coffee van & onsite catering

All routes are fully marked and supported

Walker Fold Car Park, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 7PT

Smithills Estate is 3 miles from the centre of Bolton. It is prominent in the landscape and can be seen and easily pinpointed from miles around due to the well-known 310m high Winter Hill broadcasting transmitter perched at the top of the hill, just outside our boundary.

By car: Follow the brown signs for Smithills Country Park via the A666 or from the M61, junction 5. Continue onto Smithills Dean Road, turn left onto Colliers Row Road and then continue on that road until you see Walker Fold car park on your right.

By train: The nearest train station is in Bolton, around 5 miles from Smithills Estate. Visit National Rail for more information.

By bus: The nearest bus stop is Smithills Hall, at the bottom of the site. Visit Traveline for more information.

Race start times are:

1 Mile - 10am

5k - 10:30am

10k - 10:30am

Registration opens at 8.30am

Time Limit: 1 Hour 30 Mins

Collect your number and chip at registration

Final instructions emailed out before the event!

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  • 5 km Must be 12yrs or over
    £12 CLOSED
  • 10 km Must be 16yrs or over
    £18 CLOSED
  • 1 Mile Fun Run
    £5 CLOSED

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An enjoyable experience

This was the first competitive race I've done with very little running experience. The volunteers were fantastic at encouraging and did a grand job at the event despite the horrendous weather conditions. It was a challenging but enjoyable route.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 5k run and will definitely be doing more events

Nicola Capstick / Feb 25, 2020

Winter Hill 10k

A great multi terrain route stony tracks , mud , grassy paths and very well organised, in very challenging conditions
Would definitely recommend this as a tough
Winter 10k race

Steve Knowles / Feb 24, 2020

First 10k race

The weather was awful yet the event staff did everything they could to keep everyone motivated which really helped in the conditions! The terrain was challenging but enjoyable when you got the feeling back in your toes. Would definitely do again a great sense of achievement afterwards!

Paris Potts / Feb 24, 2020

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