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Take part in this festive running event in the scenic setting of Walker Fold in Bolton's countryside. There are three options so you can get the whole family or a group of friends involved. Get into the Christmas spirit with fancy dress and a special bauble medal.
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Time2Run Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Sunday 20th Dec 2020 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

4.4
8 Reviews
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Geoff W
"Very well organised event. Challenging course this year due to all the bad..."

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Alan J
"First trail race ive done very good fun . Its not easy to run on but trail..."

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K. Bethell
"Fantastic morning - great festive .. muddy run ! Wonderful atmosphere and..."
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How to enter the Bolton Bauble 5k, 10k, and Fun Run

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    5k

    Run 5km
    £12–£14
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    10k

    Run 10km
    £19–£21
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    Fun Run

    Run 1mi
    £7.50
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Bolton Bauble 5k, 10k, and Fun Run routes

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Walker Fold is part of the stunning Smithills Estate, on the South Side of Winter Hill, right in the heart of Bolton's most beautiful countryside. This trail run is a hilly route with a mixture of stony, muddy and wet sections. There may even be snow and ice on the course depending on weather conditions! The entire course is marked with signs and distance markers.

You will complete a certain number of laps, depending on what race you have signed up for.

  • 1 Mile: Out and Back run
  • 5K: 1 Lap
  • 10K: 2 Laps

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Special Bauble Finisher's Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Stocking, Christmas Hat, and Chocolate Selection Box at finish
  • Awards for Top 3 Male and Female runners in 5k and 10k
  • Spot prize for best fancy dress
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Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

  • 08:45: Registration Opens
  • 10:00: Fun Run Starts
  • 10:30: 5k and 10k races start
  • 12:30: Cut Off time (2 hours)
  • 12:30 (or earlier depending on when Last Runner Finishes): Prize Giving

Please remember to collect your race number, which includes your timing chip, at registration.

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Kit List

As this is a trail run, please wear appropriate footwear. There may be muddy and wet sections, or even snow and ice depending on the winter weather.

As it is the build up to Christmas, festive fancy dress is encouraged! There will even by a special prize for the best fancy dress.

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Time2Run welcomes anyone who wishes to help out with their events and become a race marshal.

If you are a keen runner yourself then you will know the importance of great course marshals and the role provides an avenue to get involved with a race day's atmosphere even if you're not competing.

If you would like to get involved with volunteering at Time2Run's events then simply follow the link here: https://www.time2runevents.co.uk/info2.cfm?info_id=224842

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit?
5K runners must be 12 years old on the day, with 10K runners being at least 16 years old.
What are the start times?
Both the 5K and 10K starts at 10:30AM with the fun run starting at 10:00AM on Sunday December 20th, 2020.
Can I enter on the day?
If there are still tickets available, you are allowed to enter on the day at an extra cost. Please note that there is always a chance that the event sells out in advance.
Can I buy event merchandise?
Yes, when you can enter you can choose to purchase Finisher Tech T-Shirts for £10
Where do I find more race information?
Full race instructions will be emailed out to you before event day
Can I wear headphones?
It is not advised to wear headphones, for safety purposes.

Bolton Bauble 5k, 10k, and Fun Run weather forecast

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Bolton Bauble 5k, 10k, and Fun Run reviews (8)

4.4 out of 5 stars

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    Helen HT

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Very muddy+ wet I knew someone. fell and broke his ankle from Bolton North runners.. but enjoyed it and do it again a bit less mud next time please 😃
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    First trail race ive done very good fun . Its not easy to run on but trail races arent supposed to be ..it was extremely muddy with snow in places the scenery is excellent i totally enjoyed it im running again and will try other trail races too
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    Nicola W

    Did the 10k in 2019

    This was my first ever trail run and although the uphills were tough I really did enjoy running down through the muddy parts and puddles
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    Did the 10k in 2019

    Absolutely great run, amazing views, lovely to be running in such beautiful countryside. Everyone was friendly and in the festive spirit. Great medal at the end.
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  • Did the 5k in 2019

    Very well organised event. Challenging course this year due to all the bad weather but very well organised .
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    Justin s

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Stunning scenery, great xmas atmosphere. Very hard course but very rewarding. Loved it. Well organised with not massive number of runners.
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    Did the 5k in 2019

    Fantastic morning - great festive .. muddy run ! Wonderful atmosphere and views. Sprinkled with lots of fun and Santa’s elves.
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    Did the 5k in 2019

    Fantastic morning - great festive .. muddy run ! Wonderful atmosphere and views. Sprinkled with lots of fun and Santa’s elves.
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