A beautiful two lap course around Stanley Park. A fun event for all abilities and ages.The event uses the same course in the park as the Stanley Park 10k earlier in the year. Starting and finishing on the running track the route follows the well maintained pathways around the park. It is a two lap course, so is great for spectators who wish to stay at the track. It is also very flat and accurately measured.
The event headquarters is at the Sports Arena at Blackpool Sports Centre on West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9HQ.
There is a car park here but can fill up quickly. There are additional car parks within the park. At race HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race numbers, an enquiry desk if you have any questions, toilets, and baggage storage.
There is also changing and showering facilities within the Sports Centre which you can use.
Entry into the event is open to everyone of all abilities as long as you are aged over 15 on the day of the race. We do not charge a transaction or handling fee for online entries using your debit/credit card.
ENTRY FEES £16.50 for standard entry £14.50 for UKA/ARC Club Members £12.50 for Junior entry fee (Ages 15-17)
There may be entries available on the day (don't risk it though), and these will be charged £5 extra. Postal entries will not be accepted.
All runners receive a bespoke commemorative medal at the finish line, along with drinks and snacks to help you recover from your run. Individual race winners are awarded prizes in the following categories:
First 3 Male winners in the race First 3 Lady winners in the race First Male Veteran over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70+ First Lady Veteran over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65+ First Junior Boy (15-17) First Junior Girl (15-17)
The awards presentation will take place at the registration are at approximately 11.45am on the running track next to the finish.
On the Day Information
REGISTRATION If you have entered online or by post you need to collect your race number on race day. The registration opens at 8.30am. Please bring your email confirmation with you when collecting your race number. There is an enquiry desk if you have any problems or questions about the event. Don't forget your pins to attach your race number to the front of your running top.
RACE VENUE The race venue is the Running Track Stadium behind the Sports Centre at Stanley Park. FY3 9HQ. The race HQ is clearly signed. Toliets, changing and showering facilities are located at the stadium. There are vending machines available within the Sports Centre and there is a cafe within the park. The registration area is marked from the parking areas of the park.
HOW TO GET TO THE RACE By Car: Exit the M55 at junction 4 and follow the signs for North Shore and Blackpool Zoo. Turn right of the A583 onto the A587 South Park Drive. At the roundabout turn left onto West Park Drive and the Sports Centre is located 1/2 mile up on the right hand side. By Train: The nearest station is Blackpool North approx 2 miles away. CAR PARKING Parking is available at the Sports Centre and there is a large car park within Stanley Park. These are Pay and Display facilities so please ensure you have a valid ticket for the duration of your stay. RACE DAY Arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park, register if necessary and get changed. Just before the start the toilets will become busy so please plan your visit carefully. When you’ve got your runner number, please fill in the medical information section on the back. Be careful not to damage or lose your number as replacements can’t be issued. If there’s a risk you may blackout during the race (for example if you suffer from fits), please put a red cross on the front of your number. Please pin your number on your FRONT without folding or covering it - it needs to be seen by the race marshals. Do not pass your running number onto somebody else without notifying registration first. This is to ensure the results are correct and for obvious safety and medical reasons. When you are happy that you are ready to run, make your way to the start area. The route to the start point is clearly marked. Line up behind the start line. There will be a few short safety announcements and then the race will start at 10.30am sharp. The route you are running on is open to the public so be aware of some pedestrians and cyclists. We advise that you do not wear iPods or similar devices whilst running. You may not hear marshals or indeed fellow runners if they need help! At the finish you will be awarded with your runners medal. There is water available and also medics should they be needed. WATER STATION A water station is located at halfway on the route. Bottled water is available to all runners. The bottle cap will be removed before being passed to you. The station will be clearly signed. Please try and drop your bottles as soon as possible so we don’t litter the course too much. It also helps the crew at the stations to pick the bottles up quicker. Do not use bottled water from the drinks stations to tip over your head as this reduces supplies for runners at the back of the field. A water station is also located at the finish area. Medics are available at the water stations and at the finish. If you get into any difficulties on the course you should alert a marshal who will get help for you. DROPPING OUT, SLOWER RUNNERS & WALKING If you have to drop out for any reason, and you cannot make your own way back to the race venue to collect your belongings, then make your situation known to a course steward or a member of the medic crew. Arrangements will be made to pick you up and bring you back. Priority will be made in cases of injury or illness. If you are very slow, but are determined to finish, on-course facilities may become less available. Our team at the rear of the field will endeavor to give you support and advice. At some point, perhaps through tiredness, cramp, blisters, etc, you may be forced to walk. If this happens you must move as far to the left hand side as possible to allow runners to overtake. WHAT IF I AM ILL OR INJURED You must be fit and well to compete in the event. Severe exertion during or soon after any illness is extremely dangerous. Do not take any chances with your health. If you find yourself in this situation you must withdraw. But do not despair! Email us before at least 7 days before the race and we can defer your entry to the following year for free so you do not loose your entry fee.