Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run


Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run
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Get ready for the BIGGEST; the BRIGHTEST; the BEST night run EVER!! Run the lights... The brightest night run ever. Experience the world famous Blackpool Illuminations on a traffic free promenade. Take in the Golden Mile and all the sights and sounds the amazing light show has to offer.
Blackpool Illuminations 10k and Blackpool Illuminations 5k
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Sat, 14 Aug 2021
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Middle St, Blackpool FY1, UK
Start times
Saturday, 14 Aug 2021
Blackpool Illuminations 10k: TBCBlackpool Illuminations 5k: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run
Blackpool Illuminations 10k
Blackpool Illuminations 5k
Route information
Compete on a traffic free promenade. The weather forecasted currently is to have clear sky at the time of the race. Both routes are fully signed and marshalled.
Length - 6.214 miles
Terrain - Road
Used For - Running
Ascent - 164 feet (26 per mile)
Descent - 164 feet (26 per mile)
Hills - 29.73%, 32.43%, 37.84%
(% of route uphill, downhill and flat)
Estimated time to complete this route without stops - 1:01:31 at a pace of 9.39 mins/mile
10K route statistics
Lowest Point - 8 m (at 6.21 km)
Highest Point - 23 m (at 1.08 km)
Uphill - 2.97 km (29.7%)
Downhill - 3.24 km (32.4%)
Flat - 3.78 km (37.8%)
Height Gain - 15 m
Steepest Uphill +4.4% (at 4.77 km) Steepest Downhill -3.3% (at 0.09 km)
Longest Uphill 0.63 km (at 0.81 km) Longest Downhill 0.90 km (at 3.06 km)
Length - 3.107 miles
Terrain - Road
Used For - Running
Ascent - 112 feet (36 per mile)
Descent - 112 feet (36 per mile)
Hills - 32.73%, 40%, 27.27%
(% of route uphill, downhill and flat)
Estimated time to complete this route without stops - 31:04 at a pace of 9.39 mins/mile
5K route statistics
Lowest Point - 14 m (at 0.27 km)
Highest Point - 23 m (at 1.08 km)
Uphill - 1.62 km (32.4%)
Downhill - 1.98 km (39.6%)
Flat -1.35 km (27.0%)
Height Gain - 9 m
Steepest Uphill +3.3% (at 0.45 km) Steepest Downhill -2.2% (at 0.09 km)
Longest Uphill 0.63 km (at 0.81 km) Longest Downhill 0.54 km (at 1.80 km)
What's included
  • Amazing bespoke glow in the dark medal to all finishers
  • Choice of 10k & 5k Accurately Measured Courses
  • UK Athletics Licensed - perfect for Power of 10 rankings
  • Chip timed for accurate competitor times
  • Water and aid stations on route and finish
  • Live entertainment
  • Great fun for all the family
  • Commemorative T-Shirts available to purchase
How to get there
Middle St, Blackpool FY1, UK
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The event is staged from the Middle Walkway, just north of North Pier. This is where the event race pack collection points will be. Collection points will open at 6.00pm.
Both the 10k & 5k start together on Blackpool's Middle Walkway, just north of North Pier
Blackpool is full of carparks offering various different services and prices. On-Street parking is also available. We use the PARKOPEDIA​ website to make parking a little easier.
Event day logistics
You need to pre-register for the event. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email which is your guarantee of a place in the event. There is nothing else you need to do until nearer the night.
Your race pack (bib number, timing tags and event info) will be ready to collect from the full week before from Fylde Coast Runners on Hoo Hill Estate, Blackpool or on event night itself.
Arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park; collect your race pack if not already collected; get ready and visit the toilet etc. When you have your race pack, take out your bib number, fill in the medical information section on the back. Be careful not to damage or lose your number, as replacements will not be issued. If there is a risk of you blacking out during the race (for example if you suffer from fits), put a red cross on the front of your number. Pin your number on your FRONT without folding or covering it - it needs to be seen by the Race Makers. Do not remove or damage the timing tags on the bib or you will not get a finishing result. Do not pass your bib number on to anybody else without first notifying registration - this is to ensure the results are correct and for obvious safety, insurance and medical reasons.
When you are happy that you are ready to compete, make your way to the start area. The start location is clearly marked. Line up behind the start line, where there will be a few safety announcements and before the event starts. Please be at the start line for not later than 8.45pm.
10k - 9:00pm
5k - 9:00pm
Both events start together on the middle walkway before joining the Promenade for the spectacular run through the illuminations (yes, they will be illuminated).
A water station is located at halfway point on the 10k route. Bottled water is available to all competitors. The bottle cap will be removed before being passed to you. The station will be clearly signed. A water station is also located at the finish area. Medics are available at the water station and at the finish. If you get into any difficulties on the course you should alert a steward or medic who will be able to help you.
In addition to portable toilets at the race venue, and at the start area, there are facilities along the route. They are ‘Danfo’ super loos that require a 30p to operate. We recommend taping a few coins to the back of your running number in case you need to use them during the race. Toilets will also be available at the finish of the race.
You will find a baggage storage marquee located next to the collection points. Use this facility to store essential items you will need for when you have finished the event. Do not leave any valuables as this area is not manned.
There is a car-key drop facility available throughout the day. Use your empty envelope after collecting your bib number to place your keys in and hand to a member of staff at the collection points for safe-keeping whilst you are competing.
Spectator Info
This a is great spectator event with a buzzing atmosphere.
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