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Wirral Way Summer Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi
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The Wirral Way Half Marathon is a fantastic trail run that is the perfect summer event whether it's your first or fiftieth half. The point to point route along the historic Wirral Way Railway Line offers stunning views across the Dee Estuary, and celebrate with ice cream & cake at the finish.

How to enter the Wirral Way Summer Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £29–£51
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Wirral Way Summer Half Marathon route

This beautiful 13.1 mile trail run is a point to point race starting at Hooting Train Station, and traveling along the old Wirral Way Railway Line.

The trail can be narrow and muddy at times, and with a couple undulations, it promises to be the perfect introductory trail run for those looking to tackle a new challenge.

Runners will be treated to incredible views of Wales over the Dee Estuary, and experience the history and rural beauty of the countryside along the way.

The route will be point to point up until 9.5 miles where you pass the finish line. From there, you will run a 3.6 mile out and back section featuring a turnaround loop at Cubbins Green before cruising over the finish line in Wirral Country Park.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke medal
  • Ice cream & cake at finish line
  • Free unlimited photo downloads
  • Chip timing
  • Baggage van to transport clothing from start to finish line
  • Free showers and toilets at finish
Raceday Logistics

Your race number with chip and any other final instructions will be posted out 7-10 days before the event.

There will be a help desk & late bib pickup at the finish line in Wirral Country Park, from which a coach service will take you to the start line.

Schedule:

07:00 - Help desk at finish line in Wirral Country Park opens for late bib pickup and help desk.

08:00: Coach service begins running

09:00: Help desk at finish line closes

09:00 - 09:45: Runners can start the race anywhere within this time. Since the start area has narrow paths, marshals will be filtering runners down.

13:45: Cut off time

14:00: Last coach service

Coach Service:

Coach services will be running from both ways from start to finish and vice versa from 08:00 to 14:00. The coach will cost £5 and can be booked at entry.

Baggage:

Any items you wish to transport to the finish line must go in the Time2Run Events van which will be parked near the start line. The van will drive and park at the finish line for you to collect your items.

Feed Stations:

There will be 4 feed stations along the route at 3.6 miles, 7.3 miles, 9.5 miles, and 11.5 miles. They will be stocked with cupped water/electrolytes and sweets.

Results:

Due to the staggered start times, results will be based on CHIP TIMING ONLY.

Toilets & Showers:

There will be toilets at the start and finish lines, and free showers at the finish line.

Spectators
The Feed Stations along the route provide an awesome opportunity for spectators to cheer on their friends and family. The addresses of the feed stations are below:

Feed Station 1 (3.6 miles)

Bottom of Station Road going back on to Wirral Trail CH64 9XR

Feed Station 2 (7.3 miles)

Just before entry on to Riverbank Road Heswall CH60 4SQ

Feed Station 3 (9.5 miles)

Wirral Country Park (near finish area)
Station Road
Thurstaston Wirral CH61 0HN

Feed Station 4 (11.5 miles)

Cubbins Green Turn Around
Volunteers

Time2Run are always looking for marshals to support their events & runners, Regardless if you are experienced or not Time2Run Events welcomes anyone who wants to marshal at any event. It is a great way of getting involved in running and supporting others and helping to achieve their goals, all runners really appreciate your help and you will be rewarded for your time.

Please visit https://www.time2runevents.co.uk/contact2.cfm to inquire about volunteering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear headphones in the Wirral Way Half Marathon?
Yes, however, please note that there is a 1 ear rule along the route, and no headphones at road crossings to ensure your safety.
Will the Wirral Way Half Marathon be a road closed event?
The majority of the route will be run along trail, however, you may be asked to stop at road crossings by marshals and to give way to traffic. Please follow marshal directions at all times and keep to the left hand side of the path.
Where should I leave my bags for the Wirral Way Half?
If you wish for your bags to be transported from the start to the finish line, please put them in the Time2Run Events truck parked at the start line. Please do not leave any bags on coaches.
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Wirral Way Summer Half Marathon weather forecast

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 10mph

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