Race Information- Aintree Racecourse

EVENT POSTPONED! 

DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS SURROUNDING THE ROUTE, THE AINTREE RACECOURSE TEAM WILL NOT ALLOW THIS EVENT TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED. ALL ENTRANTS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND GIVEN FURTHER INFORMATION SURROUNDING THEIR ENTRY. 

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL AND CANNOT LOCATE IT IN YOUR JUNK MAIL PLEASE CONTACT US AT NORTH@RUNTHROUGH.CO.UK


Run Aintree Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Sunday 18th December 2022

 

Address

 Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///trim.safely.broom for exact event village location.)

Start Times:
Half Marathon – 10:00am
10k – 10:45am
5k – 10:55am

There maybe ice or slippy conditions on route, which we are sure you’ve encountered during your training runs this week. We will as a team do our upmost to keep the course as safe as possible but we cannot assure this for the entire route. Please take your time around corners, and on downhill stretches. We recommend trail shoes or shoes with lots of grip.

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We are collecting for the South Sefton Foodbank at this race in the event village. We welcome all runners who are able to, to bring a donation to leave with the RunThrough Stall.  (All donations must be unopened and in date).
Thank you in advance for your kindness this Christmas!

Race Pack Collection

 

**IF YOU’VE ENTERED PRIOR TO DECEMBER YOU CAN EXPECT TO RECEIVE YOUR RACE PACK IN THE POST**

If you’ve entered after this date or your pack hasn’t arrived you will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday Morning.
It will take around 15 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.

 

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

 

Collection Times:

Half Marathon – 8:30 – 9:30am
10k – 9:15 – 10:15am
5k – 9:25 – 10:25am

 

 

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!

 

Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village 15minutes prior to the race 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.

 

During the Race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as distance markers and arrows. KM markers will be in the form of green signs marking the 5k & 10k, and Mile markers will be in the form of yellow signs for the Half Marathon. The course includes the paths within and around the Racecourse as well as the surrounding roads.

Half Marathon – 4 laps
10k – 2 laps
5k – 1 laps

As this is a multi-lap course there may be points when the lead runners will need to pass and some of the paths are narrow so please be aware of this.

We also ask that you don’t use headphones in order to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and can hear any marshal instructions during the race.
If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

 

SEE COURSE MAP HERE

 

 

Spectators

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

Sadly dogs are not permitted on the racecourse.

 

Toilets

For this event we will use toilets located within the racecourse stands. These will be signposted from the event village.

 

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. There will be a water station on course, you will pass this once on the 10k, and three times on the half marathon. There will also be water for you at the finish line. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

 

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. The car park is located close to the event village, we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car.

 

There will be an informal bag drop area within the lawn bar in 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.

 

 

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, Love Corn, and Bounce protein ball which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

 

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, which will be made available on our Facebook page after the race.

 

Travel

 Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///trim.safely.broom for exact event village location.)

By Rail

The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse. Use the route planner at www.merseytravel.gov.uk, to find out train times.

By Bus

Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 310 and 345 both to and from Liverpool. For further information on bus routes, contact Merseytravel on 0151 236 7676 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk.

By Car

From South Leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for races. From North Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for races. From Mersey Tunnels follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for races.

There is free parking at the venue.

 

​​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.

 

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!

 

Event T-shirts

This will probably be your favourite fitted activewear top made with a soft and lightweight polyester fabric, this T-shirt is made to keep you comfortable and  fresh on your run.

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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 order confirmation 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 are available HERE.

 

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!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!
The RunThrough Team 🙂