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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August
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A fun, friendly and very well organised event, with a course that is suited for all abilities. This is an extremely popular route in Manchester as you past some of the UK's most famous building's. The definite highlight is that you get the most amazing sunset as you loop round the canal.
10K, and 5k
Thu 26th Aug 2021
Salford, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Perfect for a Personal Best
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
MediaCityUK, The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UK
Feel like a star as you race 5k or 10k around the heart of Media City, past the ITV and BBC television studios, chasing fame and fortune - or maybe just a personal best.
The fast and flat course is a 2.5k loop that runs over the canal and past the studios as well as the imperial war museum, a museum dedicated to exploring the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. It is a perfect course to strive for that personal best time, or just to enjoy the sites and the cheering crowd.
The 5k course will be 2 laps, and the 10k course will be 4 laps.
Organiser route images
- Free official race photos
- Chip timed results
- Unique themed medal
- Fruit & Flapjack
- Refreshment stations
- Marshalled and marked route
How to get there
MediaCityUK, The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UKGet full directions
Address: The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UK
The best and easiest way to get to Media City is to take the Metrolink, with ‘Media City’ Metrolink station located not even 100 metres from the event village. Media City can be accessed from the city centre, and changing at Cornbrook station, just outside the city centre.
The closest train station to MediaCityUK is Salford Crescent train station, which is approximately a 10 minute journey by taxi.
There are several services that stop in and around MediaCityUK, including buses from Manchester city centre, Intu Trafford Centre, Hulme, Swinton and East Didsbury.
Frequent bus services from outside Salford Crescent station link it with MediaCityUK.
MediaCityUK can be found from the M60 ring road on to the M602 exiting at junction 3 sign posted Salford Quays/Trafford Park. From the roundabout follow signs for Salford Quays turning right onto Broadway at the first set of Traffic lights.
Event day logistics
19:00 5k and 10k Start
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race is due to start to ensure there is ample time to complete the registration process.
All spectators welcomed at Run Media City, and the lapped nature of the course means there are multiple spots to see your friends and families out on the course.
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Am I allowed to wear headphones?
It is strongly advised against – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.
Where can I access my results after the race?
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
Is it a clear course?
This is not a closed road course so please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs.
Is there parking at the event?
There is a 1800 capacity multi story car park located at the Lowry Outlet Store (M50 3AH).
Perfect for a pb
Good for beginners
My first time doing a race! Amazing environment, people cheering all the way (specially volunteers). They do a geoup warm up at the beginning, and it was quite fun. Great experience!
5.0Did the 10K in 2021
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Will I be able to leave change of clothing bag somewhere safe?
Hi there. There is a baggage drop, and it is FREE to use. There will be a member of staff managing the station while you run.
Hi, what does the medal look like and why is it Easter themed in August?? Thanks
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