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Race Information – Warrington Running Festival



Start Time

Half Marathon & 10k – 9am

5k – 9:30am |

Kids Race – 11:30am


Bank Park, Sankey St, Warrington, WA1 1UH

If using the app What3Words use the words: ///during.polite.loads for exact event village location


Race Pack Collection

If you’ve entered before Wednesday 14th September 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 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 & 10k – 7:30 – 8:30am
5k – 8:00 – 9:00am
Kids Race – 10:00 – 11:00am

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

All race will have a warm up in the event village, 15 minutes 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

Starting and finishing at the Town Hall’s iconic Golden Gates, this event has a road closed, fast route that will provide the perfect opportunity to push yourself to a chip timed, personal best.

We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows.

The Half Marathon and 10k races start at the same time. They diverge from each other shortly after the 3 mile / 5km point. Please ensure that you are aware of your surroundings and listen to marshal instructions to ensure you follow the correct course.

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.




Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners. We recommend visiting the event village in Bank Park where we’ll have stalls, refreshments and entertainment whilst the race is going on.



There will be portable toilets available within the event village at Bank Park. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home to reduce queues where possible.



There will be water stations for the Half Marathon at miles 3, 6.5, 9 and 11.5. A water station will be located just before the 5k mark for the 10k race. Please help yourself to these as you pass.

All distances will have a bottle of Actiph water waiting for you at the finish line.

We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.



There will be an indoor bag drop area within the event village for runners to use.

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 will be available on after the race.


We will have a photographer 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 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 RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

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


Event T-shirts

Warrington T 1
Warrington TA comfortable, sweat-wicking fitted T shirt made for your daily workouts. 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.

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 any other 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!



Address: Sankey St, Warrington, WA1 1UH

If using the app What3Words use the words: ///during.polite.loads for exact event village location

If driving to the event, please plan in advance as local parking options will fill up quickly. We recommend to use Time Square Car Park as it’s free on Sundays and has over 1000 spaces.

Please consider parking further afield and walking to the venue to avoid congestion and road closures which can be seen HERE.

Please check the opening times of local car parks, as some may not be open on Sunday mornings. We recommend using

Warrington Bank Quay rail station is just a few minutes walk from the event village is in on the Liverpool to Manchester line. Please check timetables and plan accordingly.


Race Angels

And to finish, a lovely message from our friends, the Race Angels!

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We will be on Knutsford Road, the last long stretch before hitting the Town Centre.
You will see us in our bright orange “Race Angel” tops.
We run alongside those that want us to, a bit of support, a little chat or some company. It really can help at that part of the race.
We are all experienced runners and have been where you are and know exactly how it feels!
Even if you don’t need us, give us a wave, knowing that once you see us, you’re not far from the finish.
On the day of the race, the team will be at the ‘Vintage Viola/River Reeves Foundation tent in the Event Village at around 8:20am if you want to chat to us before the race.
Good luck and we’ll see you on the day!


We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂