Race Information

Run Media City 5k & 10k
Thursday 26th May 2022
Address: Media City, Salford, M50 2QH

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///calm.spider.rents for exact event village location)​

See event village location here.

Start Time:

5k & 10k – 7:00pm

Race Packs

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Collection Times:
5:30 – 6:30pm

Your race number will be assigned to you at registration. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Thursday evening. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up 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).

IMPORTANT:

When you receive 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!

SEE THE ENTRY LIST HERE

Travel

Address: Media City, Salford, M50 2EQ

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///calm.spider.rents for exact event village location)

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 onto 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).

Toilets

For this event we will use portable toilets. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Baggage

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. 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 staff and they will help you find your baggage.

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. Please keep count of your laps during the race.

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.

As the course follows pavements, please be mindful of pedestrians. Please keep to the right hand side of the route as much as possible to allow pedestrian access.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front. Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.

SEE COURSE MAP HERE

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Pictures

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

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

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

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.

​Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a water station on course. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!