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After the successful launch (2017) and feedback of the Run Wigan Festival, the charity Joining Jack have launched the second Wigan Half Marathon. The Wigan Half will take place on Sunday 18th March. The day will include Wigan Half Marathon Wigan5k Family Mile Run Details of the whole day can be found at Details of the Wigan Half Marathon are below Course map also attached Race details Name: Wigan Half Marathon Road Race Date: Sunday 18th March 2018 Start time: 9.30am Start & Finish: Wigan Town Centre, Market Street,Wigan.WN1 1JN Age: 17+ Course: Flat on roads and tarmaced park and canal pathways for first 8 miles then a 1.25 mile climb through Haigh Hall Country Park to Haigh Hall Hotel and then a 3 mile decent to the finish line with a small climb at mile 12. Wigan Half takes in Wigan landmarks including, DW Stadium, Wigan Pier, Wigan Town Hall, Haigh Hall, Haigh Hall Country Park & Mesnes .

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  1. 5k

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  2. Family Mile

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  3. Half Marathon

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What’s Included


Our first three male and female runners home in the Half Marathon, 10 miler and 5k races will all receive prizes.

Wigan Half Marathon

1st. £200 TES vouchers plus £100 cash
2nd. £100 TES vouchers plus £50 cash
3rd. £50 TES vouchers plus £25 cash
Wigan 10 Miler

1st. £150 TES vouchers
2nd. £100 TES vouchers
3rd. £50 TES vouchers
Wigan 5K

1st. £125 TES vouchers
2nd. £75 TES vouchers
3rd. £50 TES vouchers
PLUS… should our winner break the race record set by Ian Livesey of Barlick Fell Runners in 2017 at 1:12:18 they will get an extra £100 cash.

Category winners

Each of our male and female category winners in the Half Marathon, the 10 Miler and the 5k from our over 40s to over 70s will receive a Joining Jack voucher. Broken down into 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+.

Our junior male and female aged 11-14 years winner and aged 15-17 years in the 5k will also receive a Joining Jack voucher.

A Joining Jack voucher can be redeemed by contacting [email protected] where you will be entitled to one of the following:

Entry into 5k at Run Wigan Festival 2020
Entry into the Wigan Bike Ride 2019
Entry into the Wigan 10k 2019
A Joining Jack running vest
JJ voucher – to be redeemed by May 31st

Run Wigan Festival weather forecast

Possible light rain in the morning.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 13mph



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