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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.

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"Cracking, well organised race, nice flat, fast..."
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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August routes



Running around Media City in Salford, starting and finishing in the centre of Media City you will head out around a 2.5km loop that runs over the canal and runs past the imperial war museum along with the ITV and BBC television studios.

The race involves laps, the course is flat and quick. There will be 2 lap for the 5k, 4 laps for the 10k. The course follows the paths and pavements inside the centre of media city. This is not a closed road race.

The run is for everyone of all abilities but you will be going over bridges and there are some sharp turns.

This is also a potential PB course.


Even though the run is in the evening the race has experienced hot weather before and so be prepared for this


The Marshal's are extremely helpful and will be providing support all around the course. They are always super encouraging and will help you get over the finish line.

Marked route

Each kilometre will be accurately marked out.

There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and fruit for when you finish :-)

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Free official race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Unique Easter themed medal
  • Water stations
  • Fruit & Flapjack
  • Refreshment stations
  • Marshal's
  • Marked route
  • Motivation signs around the course
Raceday Logistics

Timing Chip and Race Number

Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect your timing chip and race number

Race schedule

10k - 19:00pm - 21:00pm

5k - 19:00pm - 21:00pm

Kit List

We recommend wearing your best running kit for the Media City Run and don't forget to bring something warm to wear afterwards.


All spectators welcomed at Run Media City


No volunteers needed :)


Is it a clear course?
There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

Are the events chip timed?

Yes, all of our events are chip timed and accurately measured.

What is the minimum age to enter an event?
11 years old for a 5k, 15 years old for a 10k and 17 years old for Half Marathon.

When do entries close before an event? Can I enter on the day?
Entries normally close when the event sells out or on the Thursday before the event. Entries on the day is dependent on the capacity for the event, please refer to the specific event page after online entries have closed to see is there are entries on the day.

When will I receive more information about the event?
You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.

Will I receive anything through the post?
No, nothing is posted. You will receive all race information by email and you will collect your race pack on the day of the event.

Am I allowed to wear headphones?
We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.

Do you have a baggage drop? Do you charge for it?

Yes there will be a baggage drop, and it is FREE to use. There will be a member of staff managing the station while you run.

Results will be available on after the race.

Run Media City 5k and 10k - August weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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Run Media City 5k and 10k - August reviews

4 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the event in 2018

    Cracking, well organised race, nice flat, fast course.
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