The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run

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Keep fit this winter by joining the famous Winter Warmer challenge, exploring one of the UK's largest green-spaces. This every-ability race is a perfect fun day out for friends and family to endeavour in some healthy competition. Stay for the beautiful boating lake views.
Participants
10k, and 5k
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Calendar
Sun, 6 Feb 2022
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3.8
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Where and when
Location
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UK
Start times
Sun, 6 Feb 2022
5k:
10:00am |
10k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run
Route information
This course meanders through the mammoth 600 acre Heaton Park - home of one Manchester's most notable music festivals, Parklife Weekender. Runners will behold the striking Heaton Hall - a neoclassical 18th Century Country House.
The course will be well marshalled throughout, with water stations and distances being clearly indicated.
This race aims to raise money for ShelterExternalLink, whose mission is to help solve the current housing crisis in the UK. Every day, 110 families in England become homeless and Shelter is working tirelessly to help solve this growing issue. So sign up today and choose to run a 5k or 10k.
Fundraising is completely optional and there is no minimum target. Any money raised - big or small - will be deeply appreciated.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Post race goodies
  • Marshalled course
  • First aid on-site
  • Distance marked
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Bag drop
  • Toilet facilities
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
By Car
For sat nav use:
M25 2GT: St Margaret's Road entrance
M25 2SW: Smithy Lodge entrance
M25 0DL: Sheepfoot Lane entrance
Parking
There is parking available within Heaton Park, however, the spaces are limited so if you are running with friends and/or family, then please car-share where possible.
By Train
The Heaton Park Metrolink stop is opposite the park. Times can be found at: www.metrolink.co.ukExternalLink
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
09:50 Registration closes
10:00 5k & 10k races begin
Please arrive with plenty of time to register and warm-up. This minimises stress for you and makes your experience that more enjoyable.
Race Pack
You must collect your race pack on the day of the event at the registration desk. Your race pack will not be posted to you prior to the event.
Toilets
The toilets are located within the event hub. To avoid long queues, use these facilities with plenty of time.
Bag Drop
There will be a designated area for participants to leave their belonging, however space is limited so the organiser asks that you travel as light as possible.
Finish Line
You can get instant timed results on the screen at the finish line. These results will also be posted on the organiser's website after the event.
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Fix Events have over a decades worth of experience within the endurance events space, and organise over 70 events per year, varying from running to triathlons to charity events. Their events are well-known for their friendly atmosphere, which makes them great for participants of all abilities and they’re also hosted throughout all of the UK’s major cities - making them easily accessible to everyone. On top of their staple events calendar, the Fix have partnered with charities such as the Movember Foundation, where they delivered over 20 MoRuns throughout the month to thousands of runners.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along to Heaton Park and support the runners.
The looped nature of the event makes it fantastic for those wishing to cheer on the athletes.
FAQ's
Can I register on the day of the The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run?
On-the-day registration is subject to availability. Please refer to the website on the days leading up to the race to see if it is sold out.
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When do I receive my race pack for The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run?
Race numbers and details will be emailed to entrants. However, race packs themselves must be collected on the day of the event.
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Am I able to enter a team for The Manchester 5k and 10k Winter Warmer Run?
Team entries are allowed; each person will still receive their own time and teams do not have to run together. However, it is always a good bit of fun to have a team name and race with friends or family.
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Reviews
3.8
2 reviews
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3.7
Did the 10k in 2022
My 2nd 10 of the year and a very different course. The loops had variation (although it's definitely not flat!) and I was grateful that it was only 2 laps. Despite the weather, which was typically wintery (Wet, Windy, Muddy, Cold) this race was well organised. Clear communication from the beginning, as well as wonderful helpful marshals meant that things ran smoothly. I would come back and do another event (probably in summer)
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2022
Not the greatest conditions for running but well organised with friendly marshalls, nice undulating course and chipped timing with a great medal. The only downside was the slippy (and frankly dangerous) parts of the course where I lost my footing and struggled to remain on my feet! I think maybe some efffort could have been made to make them safer... That said, I would consider entering future events.
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