Race Information

RACE INFORMATION

RUN MEDIA CITY 5K & 10K – THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST 2018

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. 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).

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.

Pre-Race Preparation with Pulseroll

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Pulseroll have three vibrating foam rollers, to take your foam rolling to the next level. Pulseroll can help you prepare for the race by releasing the fascia, allowing you to stretch and warm up the muscles before your race.

Check out these foam rolling exercises you can do before and after the race to warm up and cool down, so you can go again tomorrow.

We’re trusted by Olympians, athletes and runners including Andy Robertson, GB 100m Sprinter, Jamie Murray OBE and the 500 man Luke Tyburski to help with performance and recovery.

We’ll be there with an exclusive RunThrough discount, or you can purchase your Pulseroll HERE

Toilets

There will be portaloos on site for you to use during the event.

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!

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is on the roads/paths within Media City:

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!