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Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run

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About
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.
Participants
Blackpool Illuminations 5k, and Blackpool Illuminations 10k
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Calendar
Sat 14th Aug 2021
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Rolling Hills

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Middle St, Blackpool FY1, UK
Start times
Blackpool Illuminations 10k:
TBC |
Blackpool Illuminations 5k:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Blackpool Illuminations 10k & 5k Night Run
Blackpool Illuminations 5k
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5km
Blackpool Illuminations 10k
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10km
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.
10K
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)
5K
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
Train
How to get there
Middle St, Blackpool FY1, UK
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EVENT LOCATION
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.
START/FINISH
Both the 10k & 5k start together on Blackpool's Middle Walkway, just north of North Pier
CAR PARKING
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
REGISTRATION DETAILS and PACKET PICK-UP
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.
RACE 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.
START TIMES
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).
WATER STATIONS & AID
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.
TOILET FACILITIES
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.
BAGGAGE & KEY DROP
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.
Crowds
Spectator Info
This a is great spectator event with a buzzing atmosphere.
Backpack
Kit list
Even though the race is at night warm clothes are not necessary. Check weather forecast beforehand to make sure. It is advisable though to have warm clothing for after the race.
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Recent Questions
Sam Marriott
09/08/2021
Can you walk the 5k race?
Gareth Johnson
16/08/2019
Can you enter on the day?
Steph Ede
17/08/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. You can still enter the event on the night, however you will be issued with a 'No Medal' bib number and so will not receive a medal after the race. You will get one through the post approximately 3-5 weeks after!! :)
Rachel Preston
08/08/2019
Hi there. When will we receive our race numbers? Thanks 🙂
Steph Ede
09/08/2019
Hi there. Your running number needs to be collected on race day from the race venue. Registration opens at 5.30pm. Please bring your email confirmation or payment receipt with you when collecting your race pack to ensure a swift collection process. Have a great event! :)
Loulou Grego
07/08/2019
I’ve noticed that there are 2 different websites that you can book the 10k. Both seem to be the same race but one says 8pm and one says 9pm. They are also different prices. Please advise?
Steph Ede
09/08/2019
Hi there. Apologies for the misinformation on our site and thank you so much for flagging this up. The event starts at 9:00pm and the ticket prices were not correct on our site also. For this event the booking would have gone through to the event organiser site so that you could register there. Many thanks again for pointing out this issue! :)
Lindsey Morris
14/07/2019
Where do we start the race from and finish for 5k
Steph Ede
16/07/2019
Hey there, just to let you know both the 10k & 5k start together on Blackpool's Middle Walkway, just north of North Pier. All the best!
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