Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - August

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Race through the immense green space of Heaton Park. Perfect for experienced and first-time runners alike, the course loops through the park passing the impressive 18th century house, Heaton Hall. Come for the unique finisher's medal or for the lively atmosphere.
Half Marathon, 5k, and 10k
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Sun, 1 Aug 2021
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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(5 Reviews)
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Where and when
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UK
Start times
Sun, 1 Aug 2021
10:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - August
1 Loop
2 Loops
Half Marathon
Route information
The route allows participants to explore almost all of Heaton Park. Runners will have the opportunity to loop around the circumference of the park's lake before then passing the classic 18th century country house, Heaton Hall.
The Half Marathon route has minor differences from the 5k and 10k, however course marshals will be stationed at all major points throughout the course.
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What's included
  • Chip timed results
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free official event photos
  • Fruit & flapjacks
  • Marshalled course
  • Refreshment stations
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Bespoke Medal
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How to get there
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UK
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Address: Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Higher Blackley, Manchester M25 2SW
Car: There are a number of Pay & Display car parks throughout the park.
Tram: Manchester Metrolink offers free park and ride across its network for all of those using the service. Bury Interchange and Radcliffe & Whitefield stations have trams running to the Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, which are within walking distance of the park.
Event day logistics
09:30 Half Marathon starts
10:00 10k starts
10:15 5k starts
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time in order to ensure a smooth registration process. Further information will be sent out to those registered closer to the time.
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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 vital to the atmosphere of the day and strongly encourage to come along and support their friends or family.
The looped nature of the route makes it an ideal spectacle for onlookers who can cheer on the participants at both the start and the finish line.
Where can I access my results?
Results are published following the race conclusion on
Does the park have catering?
There will be a coffee van on site for spectators to buy hot drinks from throughout the event. Additionally, the park cafe will be open should spectators or competitors wish to buy food.
When can I see the event photographs?
Photographs will be uploaded on the events Facebook page after the race.
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Just a really great event. First time for my wife - who loved it. The volunteers were lovely and the atmosphere really positive and friendly. Not overly commercial which is a real positive too. Thank you. We will be back.
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Excellent run- challenging but a PB can be done - and was! Some testing hills but nice downward runs!!
Caroline J
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Fabulous day very well organised loved it and was buzzing when I crossed the finish line thanks to all the volunteers who clapped and cheered x
Michelle Lomax
Did the 10k in 2019
It was very well organised,your team members where all very polite friendly encouraging around the course,fun ,i and my friends really enjoyed it and will defo be back ,the only advise I could give is to go give it ago beautiful park 👍
Did the 10k in 2019
It was such a great event, loved it thank you everyone involved, i will definitely return in the future
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Recent Questions
Tracy Pearson
When will I receive my race number.
Stephy Dennis
Hey there, just to let you know race numbers are to be collected before the start of the race. You will receive a race information email the Monday before the event which will tell you everything you need to know. All the best!
Eric Southward
Is parkin available within the park ??
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Just to let you know that there are different places to park and each of them are within 20mins walking distance from the race. Here are the postcodes for your satnav:: M25 2GT: St Margaret’s Road entrance (12 mins) M25 2SW: Middleton Road entrance (10 mins) M25 2SW: Smithy Lodge entrance (12 mins) M25 0DL: Sheepfoot Lane entrance (12 mins) M25 1SS: Metrolink Entrance (14 Mins) M25 1JH: Grand Lodge (20 mins)
Rebecca Louise
Are children age 14 allowed to run this
Stephy Dennis
Hey there, just to let you know that to run the 5k the minimum age is 11 years, to run the 10k the minimum age is 15. So at 14 they can run the 5k. All the best!
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