The Ultra Loop | Run As Many 5km Loops As You Can In 8 Hours

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The Ultra Loop | Run As Many 5km Loops As You Can In 8 Hours
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See how far you can go at this 8 hour event. With the freedom to run as many laps of the 5k course as you like, you can make this race what you want. The scenic course and finisher medal promise to make the effort worthwhile.
The Ultra Loop
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Sat, 22 Mar 2025
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Ln, Manchester M25 0DL, UK
Start times
Saturday, 22 Mar 2025
The Ultra Loop: 9:00 am
Event summary
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The Ultra Loop
Route information
The event takes place at the very popular Heaton Park in Manchester, UK. The route allows you to experience Heaton Park in all its expanse and beauty as you run by Boating Lake and Heaton Hall and explore the trails and streams of the woodland.
The route is 5 kilometres across a range of terrain including woodland trail and park road with approx. 75m of elevation. Due to the mixed terrain, road shoes with good grip, or light trail shoes that are also fit for road are recommended. The route is not on a closed course, so please consider that there may be walkers or dog walkers in the area.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed Results
  • Race Photography
  • Event Partner Benefits
How to get there
Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Ln, Manchester M25 0DL, UK
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By Car
Use any of the following sat nav postcodes to entrances around the park. In brackets is the estimated walk time from the start line.
  • 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)
By Public transport
Metrolink offers Park and Ride car parks right across the tram network which are free to use for Metrolink customers.
Event day logistics
07:00 Event Registration opens
08:30 Participant event debrief
08:45 Warm-up
09:00 Race starts
17:00 Event cut-off
Race packs
Race packs must be collected from registration on the day of the event.
Race distances
You are free to run as many 5km loops as you can in the 8 hours.
Spectator Info
There will be a lively event village based at the start/finish line where spectators will be able to spectate and support.
How far do I have to run at The Ultra Loop?
Participants are welcome to run as few or as many loops of the course as you like.
What time do I need to arrive for The Ultra Loop?
Please arrive in plenty of time before the race briefing (08:30) to ensure you have time to collect your race pack.
When will I receive my race pack for The Ultra Loop?
You must collect your race pack on the morning of the event from registration, nothing will be posted.
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