Wirral Way Summer Half Marathon

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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.
Half Marathon
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Sun, 19 Jul 2020
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Thurstaston, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Wirral Country Park, Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN, UK
Start times
Sunday, 19 Jul 2020
Half Marathon: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Wirral Way Summer Half Marathon
Half Marathon
£29 - £51
Route information
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.
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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
How to get there
Wirral Country Park, Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN, UK
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Start Line Address: Hooton Train Station, Wirral Way Circular Trail, Hooton Road, Willaston CH66 7NA
Finish Line Address: Wirral Country Park, Station Road, Thurstaston, Wirral, Merseyside CH61 0HN
All parking is Pay & Display
Parking will be available at the Start area at Hooton train station (400 spaces) and at the Finish line (250 spaces). Due to the larger number of spaces, it is strongly recommended that you park at the start line and book a coach service from the finish line back to your car.
Event day 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.
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.
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.
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.
Spectator Info
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
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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