Race Information

RACE INFORMATION

RUN MEDIA CITY 5K & 10K – THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST 2019

Address: Media City, Salford, M50 2EQ (See map below)

Start Times – 7:00pm

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All pre-entries will be assigned a number. To collect them you need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 5:30pm – 6:45pm on Thursday evening. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

When you collect your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect,  show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

Toilets

There will be toilets on site for you to use.

Refreshments

There will be water provided on every lap of the course, and there will also be water available at the finish line along side your post race goodies!

Good Luck with the run on Thursday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Good luck from Quaker! Quaker Porridge to Go squares contain the same amount of oats as a bowl of porridge* and come in three delicious flavours. Delicious enjoyed hot or cold, Quaker Porridge to Go squares are perfect for a breakfast on the go. Grab your Porridge to Go square at the finish line! *Contains same amount of oats as a 27g sachet of Quaker Oat So Simple porridge. To find our more about Quaker, head to their website HERE.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. The course is on the pavements and paths around Media City. The 10k will be 4 laps and the 5k is 2 laps, you can see the course maps HERE.

As the course follows the pavements around Media City, and Salford Quays, please stay to the pavements at all times on your way around the course, as using the road will result in not following the complete 5k / 10k route.

Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public around Media City during the event.

Results

Results will be available on www.runmediacity.com after the race.

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Travel

BY RAIL
The best and easiest way to get to Media City is to take the Metrolink, with ‘Media City’ Metrolink station located not even 100 metres from the event village. Media City can be accessed from the city centre, and changing at Cornbrook station, just outside the city centre.

The closest train station to MediaCityUK is Salford Crescent train station, which is approximately a 10 minute journey by taxi.

BY BUS
There are several services that stop in and around MediaCityUK, including buses from Manchester city centre, Intu Trafford Centre, Hulme, Swinton and East Didsbury.

Frequent bus services from outside Salford Crescent station link it with MediaCityUK.

BY CAR
MediaCityUK can be found from the M60 ring road on to the M602 exiting at junction 3 sign posted Salford Quays/Trafford Park. From the roundabout follow signs for Salford Quays turning right onto Broadway at the first set of Traffic lights.

There is a 1800 capacity multi story car park located at the Lowry Outlet Store (M50 3AH)

Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @runmediacity in the build up to the race :-)

If you use #RunMediaCity on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!