Run Heaton 5k & 10k
Sunday 1st November 2020

Address: Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, Manchester M25 2SW

Start Time: 10:00am

Event village location pictured below: 

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you as you are guided to the start line.

Please note: you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time entered at the checkout.  

As you will be aware our events have been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by RunBritain and UK Sport. You can see the full guidance issues by RunBritain online HERE.

Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.

Race Packs 

If you entered before Monday 26th October, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by Friday 30th October, please contact us.

CHECK ENTRY LIST HERE

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.

NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.

 

When you collect your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

Race Start 

The 5k & 10k will start at 10:00am.

Please listen closely to MC and marshal instructions on the day as we will be lining runners up in pace order based on expected finish times. 

Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, 2m apart, being started every few seconds. 

The colour of your race number will relate to the wave you are starting in. This has been determined by the estimated finish time given when signing up.

Bib Colours

10k – Red Bibs – sub 51 mins
10k – Blue Bibs – sub 60 mins
10k – Green Bibs – sub 66 mins
10k – Brown Bibs – sub 90 mins

5k – Orange Bibs – sub 35 mins
5k – White Bibs – sub 45 mins 

Within the event village you will see the directional signage guiding to the start line. Each start area will be marked out to help prepare you all into your start formations with help from the marshals. When arriving please familiarise yourself with the start area. 

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE WAVES.

Toilets

There will be portable toilets available to use as well as the park toilets. Please ensure social distancing measures are followed when queueing. 

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

During the race

As it is a lapped course, there is the high probability that at some point the leaders and lead bikes will be passing you.  Please listen to direction from the lead bike to ensure safe passing, and we also advise to avoid wearing headphones in the interest of safety.

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. We will have marshals and signs at all crucial points. You can see the course map HERE.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event. 
Refreshments
 

There will be a limited amount of water provided at the 5k point of the race. There will also be water available at the finish. In order to avoid congestion on the course, we recommend bringing your own water and staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

There will an informal bag drop within the event village. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts. 

Results

Results will be available on www.runheaton.com after the race.

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Travel

Address: Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M25 2SW

For sat nav use for entrances and walking times at a steady pace of 3.1km per hour.

  • M25 2GT: St Margaret’s Road entrance (5 mins & 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)

There is plenty of pay & display parking a few minutes walk from the race start, you can see more details on parking HERE.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Run Heaton Team 🙂