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Alton Towers Race Information 10k & Kids Race






Alton Towers, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 4DB


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The Event Village and car park will be open from 7:00am, with the monorail operating from 7:30am.

We recommend you arrive as early as possible, as with many large sporting events there will be traffic coming into the venue. Please aim to enter the car park between 7am and 8am.


Start Times

10k – 10:00am
Kids – 11:15am


Race Packs

If you’ve entered before Monday 24th October you should receive your race pack in the post.

If you entered after this date (or haven’t received your race pack in the post before the race), please make your way down to the collection desks on the morning of the race. These will be located just outside the turnstiles.
It will take around  30 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and 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.

Your race pack will include a ticket for your entry to the Theme park, you will require this to get through the turnstiles.

At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

Bibs will be Red for 5k, Green for 10k, White for Half Marathon, and Black for the kids race. If you’ve entered multiple distances, please ensure you’re wearing the correct colour for each event.


Collection times:

10k – 7:30am-9:30am
Kids – 8:30am- 10:30am



Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village 20 minutes prior to the start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation. Please be patient and line up only when your time is called forward, there won’t be access to the start lines, prior to this time.


During the Race

The 10k follows an undulating 10k loop within the iconic Alton Towers resort. Starting and finishing outside the Towers, the route begins with a loop of the Dark Forest, which includes the rides TH13TEEN and Rita. The route then passes in front of the Towers and into X-Sector around Oblivion and the Smiler, before going past the lake into CBeebies Land, where you’ll meet characters like the Teletubbies! You’ll then pass Mutiny Bay (and some angry pirates) and through Katanga Canyon, before making your way down to Nemesis. You’ll then leave the resort for a section around the car parks and internal road network, before turning back into the resort at Galactica, and into the creepy Haunted Hollow. A final loop around the Dark Forest brings you back to the Towers for the finish. Now time to enjoy all the rides!

The kids race follows an undulating 1.5k loop within the iconic Alton Towers resort. Starting  at CBeebies, goes past Mutiny Bay, then Dark Forest, then in front of the Towers for the finish.

We will have marshals all around the course as well as distance markers and arrows.

Parents are more than welcome to run alongside your kids or run loose, parents will require a spectator ticket to join in or spectate the event.

Please discard of any bottles within the litter zones along the route.



There will be a water station at half way, please help yourself to this as you pass.

There will also be water available at the finish.

In order to avoid congestion on the course, we recommend bringing your own water and stay hydrated in the lead up to the event.


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 sponsored goodies which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

Please be aware that part of the course is within the resort car parks. Runners will be on these areas until approximately 11.15am, if you finish the race before then please enjoy the rides and attractions on offer until this time before leaving the resort!



There will be plenty of Portable toilets within the event village for you to use before and after the race.

There won’t be any showers available, but runners are welcome to leave and re-enter the park after the race if you’d like to nip home or to the car to freshen up. If doing this, please keep hold of your entry ticket (which will be in your race pack).



Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. We strongly advise leaving any belongings in your car where possible.
There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within  the event village for runners who need it.
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.


If you do use our informal baggage area, please pick up your bag after the race before enjoying the attractions.



By Car

Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:
M1 Northbound – Junction 23a
M1 Southbound – Junction 28
M6 Northbound – Junction 15
M6 Southbound – Junction 16

Please drive with care when you’re in the area, as there are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very thin in places.

Some Sat Nav systems may take you down a local farm track (especially if you’re coming from the B5417). Please follow the road signs for the last few miles.

By Train

Visitors can travel to Alton Towers Resort by train, via several popular destinations. Visit to search for train times and prices.

Uttoxeter Train Station:
Uttoxeter station is the nearest train station to Alton Towers, just 10 miles from the resort. Uttoxeter station is just a 20 minute drive away from the resort or 30 minutes by bus.

Stoke on Trent Station:
Stoke on Trent rail station is 15 miles from Alton Towers Resort. A local taxi would take around 25 minutes to the resort.

Derby Train Station:
Derby train station is around 25 miles from Alton Towers. From there you will need to order a taxi or a car service to arrive at the resort in around 50 minutes to one hour.

We also have bicycle racks close to the theme park entrance, for local visitors and keen cyclists to utilise free of charge.



Spectator tickets can be purchased here.

If your friends and family have purchased a spectator ticket before Monday 24th October they should receive a physical ticket in the post. (Please note, this may arrive separately to any race entry packs).

If tickets are purchased after this date (or haven’t received before the race), please make your way down to the collection desks on the morning of the event, with your order confirmation and we will have your tickets ready to collect.

Please keep hold of your ticket throughout the day, as you will require this to re-enter the park should you leave at any point in the day.

As a spectator, if you would like to watch the start of the race, you will need to be in place outside the castle prior to 9:40am. After this time there will be barriers put into place for the race route that will restrict movement between the Event Village and the Start/finish area.
If you choose to stay in the Event Village at the start of the race, you will be required to wait here until after 10.25, when the access route to the finish line is re-opened.


Resort Timings:

11am – X-sector opens

11:30- CBeebies Land, Mutiny Bay, Sealife Centre, Wickerman, RunAway mine Train Rides open

11.45 – All other rides open

6pm – Rides Close

7pm – Park Closes

2022 AT Ride Times


Results will be available on after the race.


RT 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!


Event T-shirts

If you have purchased an event T-shirt with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your bib and we will have your item ready for collection!

If you’ve not pre-ordered a T-shirt, but would like to purchase one, these can still be bought HERE

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We will have  photographers taking a few snaps of the race, which will be made available on our Photos page after the race.


​​Social Media

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

Share your training, pre and post race pictures with us using #runaltontowers and by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

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

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

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If you had any further questions please check out our FAQ page HERE

 if your question is answered, please contact us by email at

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Run Alton Towers Team.