Run Heaton Park – January 2021
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Kickstart 2021 and join us for Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon on January 24th 2021.
Kick off your new year and join us for a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at Heaton Park. 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 music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.
Half Marathon – 9:30am
5k & 10k – 10:00am
Your entry will include:
Chip timed results
Unique themed medal
Free official event photos
Fruit & flapjacks
Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
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.
ONCE YOU ENTER YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RACE PACK AND THE BIG DAY WILL BE SENT CLOSER TO THE EVENT – ENJOY!
For sat nav use for entrances and walking times at a steady pace of 3.1km per hour (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.
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.uk.
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 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.
During the race
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.
There will be a water station on each lap and at the finish line.
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 will be available on www.runheaton.com after the race.
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.
If you are running for a charity, or are raising money for a charity please could you email us the details so we can share the information to [email protected] with your Name, Charity, a link to your online fundraising page & maybe a sentence or two on why you are raising money for this cause. Also if you have any pictures of yourself that would be great to send over.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page.
If you’re on Instagram, follow us @RunHeaton.