Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k & Fun Run

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Rochdale Town Centre and surrounding Roads Local Park Canal towpath and paths around Lake
Half Marathon, Fun Run, and 10K
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Sun 3rd Oct 2021
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Where and when
164 Town Hall, Rochdale OL12 6UF, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
Fun Run:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k & Fun Run
Route information
Half Marathon
​The half marathon leaves the town hall along the Esplanade and runs the edge of Broadfield Park, before heading through Deeplish to the Rochdale Canal at Oldham Road Basin. The route then heads past Kingsway Business Park and Smithy Bridge along the canal. Close to the Waterside Restaurant the route leaves the tow path and heads up Hollingworth Road towards Hollingworth Lake, making a clockwise loop of the lake. It then returns down Hollingworth Road and back on to the canal.
The race retraces its outward route from the town hall until it reaches Broadfield Park, where runners will go through the park before re-joining the Esplanade for the final sprint to the finish line.​​​
​​​The 10K follows the same route as the half marathon on to the canal, but leaves the canal at the swing bridge at Kingsway Business Park, making a loop of pleasant cycleways, before returning to the canal and the same finishing route as the half marathon.
1 Mile
​​The 1-mile route sets out from Rochdale Town Hall and up into the beautiful Broadfield Park, taking a very scenic route around the award winning historic grounds. There's a steep challenging climb up past the John Bright statue before entering the park. While the rest of the course climbs gradually, once you reach the bandstand it’s all downhill to The Esplanade for the return to the finish line at the town hall.
What's included
There'll be a medal and technical t-shirt for completing the half marathon and 10K. Fun Run entrants receive a medal.
How to get there
164 Town Hall, Rochdale OL12 6UF, UK
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2 reviews
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LighteningPerfect for a pb
Did the 10K in 2019
Enjoyed the race and came away with a PB. Also impressed the fun run was before the race, this enabled to see my wife and daugther do their run first! Hopes this stays the same for the future.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Smashing event lovely setting with the town hall, canal is ok liked the Lake section, good PB course
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