Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash

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Race through Wythenshawe Park in this festive 5 mile dash. With an event for everyone, this day is great for all the family and runners are encouraged to don their best Santa outfits. Come to soak up the festive atmosphere or for the post-race mince pie.
Participants
2.5 Mile Fun Run, Children's Scurry, and 5 Mile
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Calendar
Sun, 1 Dec 2019
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Wythenshawe, United Kingdom
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4.4
(9 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Wythenshawe Park and Gardens, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23, UK
Start times
Sun, 1 Dec 2019
5 Mile:
11:00am |
2.5 Mile Fun Run:
11:00am |
Children's Scurry:
10:45am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash
5 Mile
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5mi
£16.00 - £18.00
2.5 Mile Fun Run
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2.5mi
£10.00
Children's Scurry
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0.8km
£3.00 - £5.00
Route information
This festive fun run is in aid of St Ann's Hospice who are one of the oldest and largest adult hospices outside of London, dating back to 1971. Their purpose is provide the best care and support for those living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses.
The race itself will take place on footpaths, fields and trails within the park and - given the time of year - there is a high chance that the ground underfoot may be wet or muddy.
This is a lapped course, with the 2.5 Mile run completing it once and the 5 Mile dash completing it twice.
This is a marshalled course and there will be first aid in attendance.
What's included
  • Post-race mince pies
  • Festive goodies
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid
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How to get there
Wythenshawe Park and Gardens, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23, UK
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**Address: Wythenshawe Park, South Manchester, M23 0AB
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Car: There is plenty car-parking available near the entrance of the Riding Stables which is the recommended place to park.
Bus: The best bus options are detailed below:
1. Bus 101 from Princess Parkway
2. Bus 179 along Altrincham Road
3. Bus 370 from Didsbury along Wythenshawe Road
Event day logistics
**Schedule:
1045:** Children's Race
1100: Start of the 2.5mile and 5mile dash
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure a smooth registration process.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come on down to the event and join in with the festive atmosphere.
The looped nature of the course means that supporters will catch numerous glimpses of the athletes.
Backpack
Kit List
Make sure to get into the festive spirit and don your best Christmas costume.
FAQ's
Can I leave my bag at the start?
This race will have a baggage drop facility and you can leave any belongings at the race hub.
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Where can I access my race-time?
Race results will be published to www.nice-work.org.uk and emailed out to all entrants who have supplied a valid email address.
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Is there a prize-giving ceremony?
Presentations will be made around 45 minutes after the first runner has finished.
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Can I collect my race pack on the day of the event?
Yes you can collect your timing chip and race number from the registration desk before the race. We recommend arriving 45 minutes before the start time.
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Reviews
4.4
9 reviews
BigMedalAmazing medal
ThumbsUpWell organized
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
Tony L
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Brilliant event, well organised, friendly atmosphere. The Marshalls on the route were really supportive, and the event was easy to get up by public transport
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5.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2019
Great day, fun course to run and really good event all round. Stewards were fantastic will 100% do this next year.
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
A few more marshals to make sure the route is followed correctly. Also the numbers were down this year, I think you picked one of the main shopping days before Christmas.
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4.7
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
A great run, felt great to do it in fancy dress - really added to the atmosphere. The treats at the end were a bonus and the large medal was great.
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
The course was muddy in parts as it had been raining heavily the night before.
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3.7
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
I went in trail shoes and they definitely made a difference.
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4.3
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
I would recommend running in trail trainers as I ran in my road runners and was slipping and sliding everywhere.
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4.0
Did the 5 Mile in 2018
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