BigXmas Trail Races

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£19.00 - £37.00
Come for the energetic and fun atmosphere at this Christmas themed trail run in the leafy suburbs of Greater Manchester. Following the Trans Pennine Trail or the River Mersey you'll run in scenic location with some festive spirit and earn yourself a bespoke finisher's medal.
Half Marathon, Marathon, and 11k
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Sun, 18 Dec 2022
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Sale, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Sale Water Park, Rifle Rd, Sale M33 2LX, UK
Start times
Sun, 18 Dec 2022
9:40am |
Half Marathon:
9:20am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for BigXmas Trail Races
Half Marathon
Route information
Terrain: Trails
Elevation: Undulating
There are 3 distances on offer for this event, all starting and finishing at Sale Water Park. The 11k and a half marathon lead out onto trails past Chorlton Water Park and the River Mersey. The marathon route follows the Trans Pennine Trail all the way to Little Bollington and returning on the Bridgewater Canal.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • On course photographers
  • Well stocked aid stations
  • Toilets
  • Bag Drop
How to get there
Sale Water Park, Rifle Rd, Sale M33 2LX, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
There is ample free parking at Sale Water Park with nearby overflow car park options.
By Public Transport
There are ride facilities at Sale Water Park if you're using the Metrolink tram.
Event day logistics
09:00 Marathon starts
09:20 Half Marathon starts
09:40 11k starts
Aid Stations
There'll be fully stocked aid stations on the route with tasty treats to keep you going till the finish line.
Age Requirements
  • 11k: Entrants must be 16 years of age or older to participate
  • Half Marathon: Entrants must be 17 years of age or older to participate
  • Marathon: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate
Toilets and Bag drop
The toilets and bag drop will be located at the start/finish of the event.
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We are a new and exciting UK based trail running and multisport event specialist. Whatever your ability or experience, we have a race that will test both to the limit, giving you an amazing adventure, that will definitely be hard to forget. Whether it's a half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, sportive or swim, we encourage you to set your sights BIG!
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What to bring
It is recommended that entrants bring trail shoes for the event.
Will there be parking at BigXmas Trail Races?
Yes, there's ample parking at Sale Water Park.
What distances are on offer for BigXmas Trail Races?
You can take your pick of a 11k, half marathon and marathon to run for this event.
Will there be water and snacks on the route for BigXmas Trail Races?
Yes, there'll be fully stocked aid stations along the route.
Are there any age restrictions for BigXmas Trail Races?
You'll need to be at least 16 years old on event day to compete in the 11k, 17 years old to compete in the half marathon and 18 years old to compete in the marathon.
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It was a really great event - the only issue was we got a little lost on the meadow loop - but it was a great race so thank you and the photos are STUNNING !
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Overall had a good experience. Could have done with some more experienced marshals, as the signage and directions were sometimes confusing. Terrain is deceptively rough underfoot also so wouldn’t advise for beginners!
Did the Marathon in 2021
This was the first time this event has been put on and they did a great job. You did have to keep your eyes peeled for signs occasionally and I did go wrong a couple of times, but knew some of the course so was relatively comfortable with that. I think they will learn that for next year. Mulled wine at the end was great!
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
I had a really enjoyable run but unfortunately it wasn't signposted well enough in places. Myself and a lot of other people I spoke to did get a little confused. I did like it as a run and mulled wine at the end was fab!
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
This was my first half marathon (had to drop out of the Manchester half as I was ill and had raised loads of sponsorship so needed a replacement event) and I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners! The terrain was really tough. Thankfully I live locally so had run some of the course already but not all of it. It was muddy and rocky. The signage could have been better, I was running alone quite a bit and there was a lack of Marshall’s so I found myself wondering if I was going the right way quite a lot. Other people I spoke to did part of the course twice or went the wrong way and ended up at a dead end. Overall I enjoyed it but not a course for beginners! And could have done with some more marshals. Thanks 😊
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Recent Questions
Hannah Slinn
Hi, what’s the terrain like and are trail shoes required for this race? Thanks
Andrew Mayo-lunt
Hi where can we find the gpx for the 10k run..? Thanks.
Claire Powell
Routes are on the website then click on BigXmas Event. They are plotted in OS so if you can’t open, please email and we will send route. Thanks
Ingrid Woolford
Hi just checking is the 10k a trail course also can headphones be worn?
Claire Powell
Hi Ingrid, Yes all trail so you can wear headphones for the 10K distance. Thanks
Katy Baldwin
Hi are the routes circular or laps? Tha ks
Claire Powell
Hi Katy, no laps, all routes are one circuit! Thanks
Claire Powell
Hi Katy, no laps, all routes are one circuit! Thanks
Katy Baldwin
Hi are the routes circular or laps? Tha ks
Katy Baldwin
Hi are the routes circular or laps? Tha ks
Dave Douglas
is there time limits on run
Claire Powell
No cut off for the 10k or half marathon but 6.5 hours on the marathon. Race starts at 9am and we want all runners in by 3:30pm due to the failing light. Thanks, BigFeat Wvents team
Laura Packwood
What are the routes?
Claire Powell
Hi Laura, please email and I will send the gpx’s. I will also add them to the website this evening. Thank you
Lou Hed
Is the marathon course flat? Thank you
Lou Hed
Is the marathon course flat? Thank you
Claire Powell
Hi! Yes, it’s a very flat course! Will put route map links on the website tomorrow. Thanks, Claire
Lou Hed
Thank you for reply, I would like to take part 👍
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