Run Media City 5k & 10k – April

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Get out and join the crowds for the first in a series of evening races around Media City, Salford. Distances suitable for beginners and experts alike, with a flat course thats great for pushing your PBs. Cruise past the Imperial War Museum, BBC and ITV studios.
5k, and 10k
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Thu 28th Apr 2022
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
MediaCityUK, The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ, UK
Start times
7:00pm |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Run Media City 5k & 10k – April
2 Loops
4 Loops
Route information
Run in the heart of Media City and loop over the canal with sights of the Imperial War Museum, ITV and BBC television studios. This 2.5km route is fast and flat, making it perfect for a PB.
Those running the 5k will run 2 laps of the course, and those running the 10k will run 4 laps.
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What's included
  • Free official race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Unique themed medal
  • Water
  • Fruit & Flapjack
  • Marshalled course
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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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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
Spectators are encouraged to come and watch their friends and family race around the city. The looped nature of the event makes for a great spectacle.
Is the course at the Run Media City 5k & 10k – April marked?
Yes, there will be clear markers and marshals throughout the course. However, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs.
Can I wear headphones at the Run Media City 5k & 10k – April?
RunThrough does not recommend wearing headphones as you should be aware of your surroundings at all times in the race.
Is there parking at the Run Media City 5k & 10k – April?
Yes, there is parking at the multi-storey car park located at the Lowry Outlet Store (M50 3AH)
Is the race chip timed? How do I find my results?
Yes, this race is chip timed and results will be posted on RunThrough's website after the event.
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Recent Questions
Amanda Hough
What time do all runners need to be at Media City before the 10k race starts @ 7pm on Thursday 25th April?
Steph Ede
Hi there, we would advise runners turn up around 45mins before the start time. Best of luck!
Will I get a number cloth before the 5k run? Or I will get it in the morning on 25/4
Steph Ede
Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch. Just to let you know that you will collect your race number the morning of the race at the main desk. This will be clearly signposted when you arrive at the race. Best of luck in the race!

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