Run Media City 5k & 10k - May

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Catch views of Media City's most famous sights in this looped 5k or 10k. Great for runners of all levels, feel the buzz as you race around the fast and flat 2.5k loop, starting and ending in the centre of Media City. Come for the speedy track or to maybe catch a glimpse of TV's stars.
10k, and 5k
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Thu 26th May 2022
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Salford, United Kingdom
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4.5
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The event experience
Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
MediaCityUK, The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UK
Start times
5k:
7:00pm |
10k:
7:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Run Media City 5k & 10k - May
5k
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5km
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2 Loops
£22.00
10k
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10km
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4 Loops
£22.00
Route information
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.
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What's included
  • Free official race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Unique themed medal
  • Water
  • Fruit & Flapjack
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Previous Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
MediaCityUK, The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UK
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By Train
The best and easiest way to get to Media City is to take the Metrolink, with ‘Media City’ Metrolink station located not even 100 meters from the event village. Media City can be accessed from the city center and changing at Cornbrook station, just outside the city center.
The closest train station to MediaCityUK is Salford Crescent train station, which is approximately a 10-minute journey by taxi.
By Bus
There are services from Manchester city center, Intu Trafford Centre, Hulme, Swinton and East Didsbury.
Frequent bus services from outside Salford Crescent station link it with MediaCityUK.
By Car
MediaCityUK can be found from the M60 ring road on to the M602 exiting at junction 3 signposted 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
20:30 Event ends
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration.
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Spectator Info
All spectators are welcomed at the Run Media City, the fast and flat course provides an awesome venue to cheer on the runners.
FAQ's
Is the course at the Run Media City 5k and 10k - May closed-road?
No, there will be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. It is recommend you do not use earphones as you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
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Is there parking at the Run Media City 5k and 10k - May?
There is a 1800 capacity multi story car park located at the Lowry Outlet Store (M50 3AH).
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Will there be refreshments at the Run Media City 5k and 10k - May?
There will be water provided along the route and fruit and flapjacks at the finish.
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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.
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How can I find my results from the Run Media City 5k and 10k - May?
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
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Reviews
4.5
2 reviews
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2021
A great race for all levels of runner. Well organised with excellent stewards great views of the Salford Quays. Looking forward to the next one
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4.0
Did the 5k in 2021
Great atmosphere, good run despite a few obstacles (people walking and cycling) Would do again without hesitation. One point for me was I ran the course slightly longer than 2.5Km per circuit. I have learnt to cut a few corners next time and shave the chip time down even further!
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