Sunday 11th August 2019
Leigh Town Hall, Market St, Leigh WN7 1DY
Be a part of this superb 10k in Leigh Town Centre, now in its third year. Run Britain licenced, accurately measured and chip timed. All runners receive a uniquely designed medal.
Wigan and Leigh Hospice is the partner charity for this event. By taking part you will help the charity care for over 1,000 people with a life-limiting illness and those closest to them every year.
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Entry into the event is compulsory. All runners, joggers and walkers of any ability can join in the fun as long as you are over 15 years of age on the day of the event.
We do not charge a transaction or handling fee for debit/credit cards.
Standard Entry Fee is £19 or £17 if you run for a UK Athletics/ARC Running Club
You can also make a direct donation to the Wigan & Leigh Hospice whilst entering.
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.
The event will take place on Sunday 11th August 2019
The event starts at 9.30am sharp
You need to collect your race number on race day. The registration opens at 7.30am. Please bring your entry 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 to attach your race number to the front of your running top, pins are provided if needed.
Registration is at Leigh Town Hall, Market Street, Leigh WN7 1DY
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 obviously 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 09:30am sharp. The route you are running on is open to the public so be aware of some traffic, 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 STATIONS & COURSE AID
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. A water station is also located at the finish area. Medics are available throughout the course on bikes and at the finish. If you get into any difficulties on the course you should alert a steward or medic who will be able to help 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 endeavour 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 at least 7 days before the race and we can defer your entry to the following year for free so you do not lose your entry fee*. (*T's & C's Apply)
All runners receive a commemorative bespoke medal at the finish line.
Individual prizes are awarded in the following categories
• 1st 3 Men Overall
• 1st 3 Ladies Overall
• 1st Male Veteran over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70+
• 1st Lady Veteran over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65+
Wigan & Leigh Hospice is thrilled to be the partner charity of the Leigh Community 10k.