Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October

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Test yourself in one of North England's largest parks in the Run Heaton 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon. Great for runners of all levels, the course explores much of the park including a loop around its small lake. Come for the picturesque environment or for the unique finisher's medal.
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Where and when
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October
Half Marathon
Route information
The race takes place on the park's paths and around many of the park's key features such as the impressive 18th Century country house, Heaton Hall and the park's internal lake.
5km runners will complete one loop of the course, with 10km runners completing it twice. The half marathon route differs slightly, however course marshals will be on hand at all crucial points during the race.
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What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free official event photos
  • Fruit & flapjacks
  • Marshalled course
How to get there
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UK
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Address: Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, Manchester M25 2SW
Car: There are a number of Pay & Display car parks throughout the park.
Tram: Manchester Metrolink offers free park and ride across its network for all of those using the service. Bury Interchange and Radcliffe & Whitefield stations have trams running to the Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, which are within walking distance of the park.
Event day logistics
09:30 Half Marathon Start
10:00 10k starts
10:15 5k starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time in order to ensure a smooth registration process.
Further information will be sent out to those registered closer to the time.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and support the athletes. With the start and finish line in the same place, onlookers will get the opportunity to see the participants and the two most important stages.
Additionally, Heaton Park is great place to explore either during or after the race.
Where can I access my results from the Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October?
Results are published following the race conclusion on
Does the park have catering at the Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October?
There will be a coffee van on site for spectators to buy hot drinks from throughout the event. Additionally, the park cafe will be open should spectators or competitors wish to buy food.
When can I see the event photographs from the Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - October?
Photographs will be uploaded onto the events Facebook page after the race.
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