- Is the event chip timed?
Yes! All our race packs include a timing chip that slots into your shoe laces, this will record your start and finish time to give you an accurate chip timed result.
- Where can I find the official results? And will my time go on Power of 10?
All our results will show on https://www.runthrough.co.uk/results/ straight away.
You will also receive a post race email with your result in the week after the event.
The majority of race results will be shown on RunBritain and Power of 10.
- How does payment show on my bank statement?
Payment will be taken from GW EVENTS.
- What is the minimum age for this event?
- Can I enter more than one person at a time?
Yes, you can purchase multiple entries at once, you will be asked to provide a few details for the additional runners at checkout. We also have a group booking at a discounted rate available for 6 runners available to purchase on www.runthrough.co.uk.
For any larger groups, please email email@example.com and we can get you signed up on mass.
- When will entries close?
Entries will close the morning of the race. If the event reaches our max capacity, we will close entries early. We recommend entering early to avoid disappointment.
We will take on the day entries at our information desks, should the race not sell out.
- I can no longer make the event, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately we operate a no refunds policy. Where possible we’d be more than happy to transfer your entry to another event. To do this, please email in with your order number and choice of new event.
- Can I transfer my entry to a different distance or to a friend?
Yes, we can happily swap the names and distances associated with a booking. Please email in with your order number, and the new runners name, email, address and date of birth.
- When will I be sent all the race details?
You should receive a race information email the Friday prior to the race and on the day of the event. Please check your spam folders as they do sometimes get lost! The same information will also be published on the website the week leading up to the event, along with our entry list. If for any reason you do not receive the email, please check here.
- Will there be a water station on the course?
Yes, we will have bottled water on each 2.5km lap, please help yourself to this as you pass the water station. We will also have a bottle of Actiph water waiting for you at the finish line.
- Is there anywhere to leave my bag during the race?
We will have an informal baggage drop tent for this event. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach this to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage marshals and they will help you find your bag.
- Am I allowed to wear headphones?
We strongly advise against wearing headphones, but we don’t have any bans on them. If you do choose to wear headphones we recommend keeping the volume low and 1 ear out so you can hear instructions from our marshals.
If you choose to wear headphones then please ensure you are fully aware of the course details to avoid confusion at specific points.
- What is the terrain like?
A Flat 2.5km loop starting in the central piazza and taking in the highlights of Media City, including the BBC Studios, The Lowry Theatre, and The Imperial War Museum. The course is very flat and entirely paved, with two small bridge crossings on each lap. The 5k does 2 laps, and the 10k does 4 laps. Perfect for a PB.
- Where can I find the race photos?
All your race photos will be available https://www.facebook.com/runmediacity by the end of the day. You will also receive a link to these in your post race email.
- When will I get the t-shirt I ordered with my entry?
Any add on T-shirts, hoodies and socks purchased with your race entry can be collected from our RunThrough Kit stall on the day. To do this, please have your order number and email confirmation ready to show to wonderful kit staff.
- Where should I park for the event?
There is a 1800 capacity multi story car park located at the Lowry Outlet Store (M50 3AH), but the easiest way to arrive at the event is by Metro, with the event village being just 100m from the station.
- Are dogs allowed at the event?
Yes, dogs are permitted, we just ask you to keep any dogs on a short lead to avoid any congestion or trip hazards to other runners.