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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.

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9 Reviews
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James S
"A great run, felt great to do it in fancy dress - really added to the..."


Mark D
"Great day, fun course to run and really good event all round. Stewards were..."


Tony L
"Brilliant event, well organised, friendly atmosphere. The Marshalls on the..."
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How to enter the Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash

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    5 Mile

    Run 5mi
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    2.5 Mile Fun Run

    Run 2.5mi
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    Children's Scurry

    Run 0.8km
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Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash routes


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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Post-race mince pies
  • Festive goodies
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed
  • Course marshalled
  • First aid
Raceday Logistics


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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Make sure to get into the festive spirit and don your best Christmas costume.


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.


Nice work are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out at their events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

In return, volunteers will be given free entry to one of their races and, race dependent, paid expenses. If interested, please contact: [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Where can I access my race-time?
Race results will be published to and emailed out to all entrants who have supplied a valid email address.
Is there a prize-giving ceremony?
Presentations will be made around 45 minutes after the first runner has finished.
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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Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash reviews (9)

4.4 out of 5 stars

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    Tony L

    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    The course was muddy in parts as it had been raining heavily the night before.
  • Did the 5 Mile in 2018

    I went in trail shoes and they definitely made a difference.
  • 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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