Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Sunday 16th October 2022
Address: Middleton Rd, Higher Blackley, Manchester M25 2SW
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///remote.chief.early for exact event village location)
See event village location here
Half Marathon – 9:30am
10k – 10:00am
5k – 10.10am
**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**
Your race number will be assigned to you at registration. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.
Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).
Half Marathon – 8:00 – 9:00am
10k – 8:30 – 9:30am
5k – 8:40 – 9:40am
ENTRY LIST HERE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE RACE
When you receive 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!
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 (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.
There will be portable toilets available to use as well as the park toilets.
We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
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.
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.
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 is 4 laps with an additional ‘mini-lap’ at the start.
At the end of each lap, our marshals will be in position to direct you either onto your next lap (straight on) or into the finish (left turn). Please remove headphones to be able to listen to the marshal instructions.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front of you.
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 on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
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 RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.
If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!
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 afterward.
Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a water station available at the start of every lap and at the finish. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead-up to the event.
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.
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 Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.
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If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!