Race information

Altrincham 10k
Sunday 5th September 2021
​Address: Cross Street, Altrincham Town Centre, WA14
Start Time: 9:30am

Race Packs

All entries on or before Wednesday 25th August will be sent race packs in the post. If you DO NOT receive your pack by midday on Friday 3rd September please get in touch and let us know at [email protected] Please be sure to check your race pack contains your race number and chip.

Those who entered after Wednesday 25th August will need to collect your race pack from the information tent in the event village. To collect your race pack, you need to make your way to the registrations desks between 8:00am & 9:00am. It will take around 10 minutes to collect number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.

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!

CHECK ENTRY LIST HERE

Race Start 

After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with with runners keeping 2m apart as they start the race.

Please see the route map below:

Toilets

For this event we will use portaloos which will be located at the event village. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

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.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

During the race

The race will start and finish in the town centre of Altrincham. Each kilometre will be accurately marked out with kilometre markers you can’t miss and there will be plenty of helpers along the course to keep you on track and encourage you all the way to the finish line.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

We ask spectators not to enter the event village before the start of the race to allow social distancing. There are plenty of areas around Altrincham for spectators to watch and cheer on the runners.

Refreshments

There will be water provided for runners during the course at the 5km mark and also at the finish line.

When discarding water bottles or gel packets on the course, please try to leave them near to the signs around the course.

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 , Love Corn 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.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk 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.

Travel

Event Address: Cross Street, Altrincham Town Centre, WA14

The Event Village will open from 7.30am on the day. As the event village is positioned in the town centre we cannot provide parking, however there are multiple public car parks that are a short walk away from the start line. Altrincham is also very accessible via public transport and we highly recommend travelling via tram/train.

There will be lots to do for runners and spectators within our event village with live performances, charity stalls, food and drink vendors and toilets. Please see below for our timeline packed with fun events for all the family!

Tram

Altrincham tram stop is less than a 1 minute walk from the event village. There are regular trams that run frequently from Manchester City Centre to Altrincham Town Centre, taking approximately 30 minutes. If you are travelling via the East Didsbury or Manchester Airport lines there is a quick change at Trafford Bar; if you are travelling from Eccles/MediaCityUK there is a change at Cornbrook.

Train

Northern trains run a service through Altrincham on the Chester-Manchester line, however please check train times ahead of the event as this service runs less frequently on a Sunday. Altrincham train station is located less than a 1 minute walk from the event village.

Bus

Several bus routes take you through Altrincham Town Centre, including the 11 from Stockport, 88 from Macclesfield / Knutsford and the 263 Manchester. Please remember to check Sunday timetables. Information for all bus routes can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

Car

Altrincham is a short 30 minute drive from Manchester City Centre, with plenty of transport links via the M56. There are multiple car parks in the town centre that are a short walking distance from the event village, many of which are free or have cheaper fares on a Sunday.

We recommend you check out the Parkopedia website CLICK HERE to find parking for the event.

Goose Green car park is located within the course so in order to use this car park you will have to arrive before 8am and be prepared to wait until the event finishes before leaving.

The best way to get here if you use a smartphone is to download the Google Maps app.

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.

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15.
T’s & C’s can be HERE.

Macmillan

Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

 

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Altrincham10k 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 #Altrincham10k on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

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.

​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 Altrincham 10k Team 🙂