Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

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£34.00 - £180.00
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Join RunThrough in an event sure to have an unbelievable atmosphere. You and your friends can share in the challenge and reward of running a distance like this. Once you cross the finish, you can let your legs rest as you fly through the air on Alton Towers' famous rollercoasters.
Participants
Half Marathon, Spectator Tickets, 5k, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun 13th Nov 2022
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Alton, United Kingdom
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4.8
(6 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Alton Towers, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK
Start times
Sun 13th Nov 2022
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Spectator Tickets:
TBC |
5k:
9:00am |
Group of 6 Booking:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k
Spectator Tickets
5k
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5km
£34.00
Group of 6 Booking
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5km
£180.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£38.00
Route information
Run this unique course at Britain's largest theme park, with exclusive access to the rides once you've smashed your race. Runners will be taken past rides on the route, through the gardens, and along the boating lake.
The course takes runners along the roads and paths within the park and starts and finishes in front the stunning castle.
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What's included
  • Free access to Alton Towers Theme Park (RRP £34)
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water station
  • Post-race goodies
  • Free parking
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Official photography
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5k Finisher's Medal
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Alton Towers, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, UK
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By Car
Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:
  • M1 Northbound – Junction 23a
  • M1 Southbound – Junction 28
  • M6 Northbound – Junction 15
  • M6 Southbound – Junction 16
Some Sat Nav systems may take you down a local farm track (especially if you’re coming from the B5417). Please follow the road signs for the last few miles.
*Please be aware that the B5417 is closed until 8th May, guests arriving to the Resort from the Ashbourne direction should follow diversion signs.
By Train
Visit thetrainline.com to search for train times and prices.
Uttoxeter Station is the nearest train station to Alton Towers, just 10 miles from the resort, and is just a 20 minute drive away from the resort or 30 minutes by bus.
Stoke on Trent Rail Station is 15 miles from Alton Towers Resort. A local taxi would take around 25 minutes to the resort.
Derby Train Station is around 25 miles from Alton Towers. From there you will need to order a taxi or a car service to arrive at the resort in around 50 minutes to one hour.
By Bus
The X41 is a daily bus service from Stafford & Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Resort.
Departing Stafford railway station at 9.30am each day, the bus route includes Weston and Uttoxeter on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The X41 departs Alton Towers at 5:30pm.
The 32X is a Monday - Saturday bus service from Stoke Railway Station to Alton Towers Resort.
Departing Stoke railway station at 8.55am each day, the bus route includes Hanley, Werrington & Cheadle on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The 32X departs Alton Towers at 5:30pm.
Event day logistics
09:00 Half Marathon & 5k start
13:00 Half Marathon cut-off time
Cut-Off Time
There is a strict cut-off time of 3 hours for the Half Marathon event. Please ensure you can complete the distance within this time frame before registering for this event.
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 17 years old on the day of the event to participate in the Half Marathon and 11 and older to enter the 5k.
10k & Kids Race
There is also a 10k and Kids Race available on the Saturday which can be booked hereExternalLink.
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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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Spectator Info
Spectator tickets will be available for purchase, which give friends and family access to the park to support their runners, as well as full use of the park rides from 12pm to 5pm on race day.
Check back here closer to race day to purchase spectator tickets.
FAQ's
Where can I find my results from the Run Alton Towers Half Marathon & 5k?
Results will be uploaded to RunThrough's website after the race.
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How can I find my race photos from the Run Alton Towers Half Marathon & 5k?
Race photos will be available on RunThrough's Facebook page after the event.
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Is there a cut-off time for the Run Alton Half Marathon?
Yes, there is a strict 3 hour cut-off time for the Half Marathon. Please make sure you can complete the distance in this time frame before deciding to enter.
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Is there a bag drop at Run Alton Towers Half Marathon & 5k?
Yes, there will be a designated area for participants to leave their belongings while they complete the race. There will be staff managing this station to ensure all belongings are safe. This service is free of charge.
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Reviews
4.8
6 reviews
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
What a great day. Run a great course get an awesome medal then go on the rides with vitally no queueing. Can't wait to do it again. Thanks, Alton towers.
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Loved this half marathon. Only thing I could fault was there could of been a few bands or music playing on the carpark side of things. Other than that, it was a fab day. Well done to everyone involved 👏
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It is rather hilly so prepare yourself for that. Very enjoyable for my 2nd ever half marathon. Even got a pb
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Brilliant event, very hilly and not for the faint hearted. Well organised and the bonus of rollercoasters if you like them
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It was a lot more hilly and challenging than I expected. But enjoyed the overall experience. Theme park access after run, made it all the more memerable.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Great stuff loved it very nice atmosphere and beautiful scenery too run through, only criticism is the price it’s very high
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