Chip Timing,Children's Fairground-On Site Retailers/Cafe/Free Refreshments-Spot Prizes-7 Feed Stations with Food and Drink and a beautiful 26.2 Mile Run!
(Please collect your race number and chip at registration)
All finishers receive a bespoke medal and Finisher T-Shirt (Hoodies are available to purchase on the day)
(Below shows 2014 Marathon City in Moss Bank Park)
Some of the Comments Made by Runners World Members
“A Brutal but Rewarding Marathon, a day I will never forget”
“The word brutal was overheard several times during the day, and seems to sum it up pretty well”
“My all-time best loved it and I have ran many”
“Great course fabulous organisation and drink stations that many could learn from very well equipped. It is hilly and rugged as you would expect but great scenery and a really nice atmosphere. I will be back next time thanks”
“Would not change a thing about this, excellent event from start to finish”
“Fantastic marathon the ice and snow just added to the interest, Lots of camaraderie and good banter. The route was a great mix of terrain, with some hugely demanding hills”.
“Sign up now, fantastic experience”
“It would be criminal and selfish of me to want to keep this race a secret. The attitude of the marshals was fantastic as was the organisation”
“A tough but very organised and scenic race”
“Tough, Tougher than me, but cheered on by the marshals, crowds and great scenery”
“Very tough, but very rewarding at the end”
“Amazing day, great course, awesome prep from the organisers from the website/info to the course marking, and incredible marshals/checkpoint folk”
Details Of Race
Photos below show views along the way and what sort of terrain the route has.
|1st Overall Male||
£100 Cash + Memento+ Free Entry 2018
|2nd Overall Male||£50 Cash+ Memento + Free Entry 2018|
|3rd Overall Male||£25 Cash +Memento + Free Entry 2018|
|1st Overall Female||£100 Cash + Memento + Free Entry 2018|
|2nd Overall Female||£50 + Memento + Free Entry 2018|
|3rd Overall Female||
£25 + Memento + Free Entry 2018
|Spot Prizes||Draw made 17:00|
|Winning Club||£50 (Cash) Male+Female|
|Course Record (Male/Female)||
|1st Vet Male/Female V40/V45/V50/V55/V60/V65||
|4th Place & 5th Place Male/Female||Memento|
|Male||Charlie Sharpe||Spectrum Striders||3:03:25||2014|
|Female||Caitlin Rice||Glossopdale Harriers||3:30:13||2015|
|Oldest Finisher (69)||Paul Sedgwick||Burnden Road Runners||7:21:23||2015|
The route is stunning and beautiful journey approximately 50% Country road and 50% Trail, It is advisable to carry a map of the course although it will be fully marked. The course is hilly with a total ascent of 2997 feet and reaches 1,050 feet on the first climb at 4mile point. The route is a lolypop of a 26.2 mile course which starts and finishes at the same area. There are at least 20+ marshals and 40 Mountain Rescue Personal around the course for your safety, there is also check points along the route and at 13 miles to ensure all runners complete the White Coppice lolypop. Any road crossings will be marshaled and in addition there are 8 water/feed stations. Water/feed stations are at 4 Mile. 7.5 mile ,9miles, 12 miles, 14.0 mile ,17 mile, 18.5 mile and 22 mile. All water stations are stocked with bottled water/cup water and with High5 energy gels, Electrolyte,Haribo and Jelly Babies. Some roads along the route have very light traffic so please take extra care on these roads and keep to the pavements where available remembering to give way to all pedestrians around the course. Although we have tried to avoid boggy ground there is still some small areas which can become tricky in wet weather.
Click Here For OS Explorer Map 287 1:25 000 Scale Of The Route (Coming soon!)
Click Here For a GMap Of The Route (Coming Soon)
Click Here For Full Directions Of The Route (Coming Soon)
Start/Finish Area & Parking
The race starts at Moss Bank Park, Moss Lane, Moss Bank Way, Bolton. BL1 6NQ.Click here for map location. Race HQ will be a Marquee (enough to shelter in) placed near the Ice Cream Hut/ Children's Fairground and is a small walk from car park 1 & 2 . Moss Bank Park has 2 huge free car parks with over 200 spaces although in peak times these can become full but there is still plenty of parking available around the park. You are advised to park in car park 2 although both car parks are equal distance to Race HQ. If you are driving please enter the park from Moss Bank Way A58 then follow signs to car park 2 or 1 along Moss Lane. The Race HQ Marquee will be open from 6:30 am and will close at 18:00pm, it will be stocked with water for all runners before and after your run. Hot and cold Refreshments will be available to purchase from the park cafe on the day. A race brief will take place at the start line at 9:20am. Moss Bank Park is a beautiful Park with many attractions to keep spectators amused while you run such as a huge children's play area, kiddies fun fair rides, tennis courts, ice cream shop, miniature railway and gardens (please see Moss Bank Park website for opening times). Please be aware that the park gets extremely busy during the day so please be courteous to all members of the public. (The below photos shows race HQ area).
Public toilets are located 200 meters from race HQ in addition portable toilets are located near Race HQ, please be respectful of the local environment and members of the public if you need to go around the course.
It is recommended you leave belongins and valuables in locked cars however there will be a small area to leave baggage, bags must be labeld with your name and number and will be left at your own risk as the area is not always supervised!
Please use Race HQ
And don't forget to treat yourself to a massage before and after!!
|It Is Advised All Runners Carry The Following Due To The Nature Of The Race And Changeable Weather On The Pennine Moorland, However It Is Your Own Preference what You Carry!|
|1. Route Map OS 287. (Printable off website)|
|2. Compass and Whistle.|
|3. Plenty of Water.|
|4. Mobile Phone (race day contact number is 07533828533).|
|5. Water Proof Jacket and Suitable Clothing.|