Littleborough 5k Road Race Series


Basic info

Dates: First Wednesday of April, May & June 5/4, 3/5, 7/6

Registration: 5:45 PM

Race: 7 PM

Race HQ:  Littleborough Conservative Club.  Peel St, Littleborough OL15 8AQ
(10 minutes from M62 junction 21)

See you next year!



How do you make a classic race even better?
You make it safer, straighter and flatter whilst still retaining the best parts of the race.
That's exactly what we have just done...
This route has 20 meters less ascent!

Our new route utilises the cycle path that runs from near the start to Smithy Bridge Road and this takes out a busy main road and traffic at the initial part of the race. It also makes the route flatter and straighter, which means faster times. The race still retains the Hill on Smithy Bridge Road, but this is counteracted by the amazing downhill steady descent to the finish.  


Damian Nicholls (Wilmslow) 16:31

Laura Hesketh (Clayton Harriers) 19:29


(see Time bonus prizes below)


Pre Entry Prices

Pre entry will close at 10pm 2 days before
each race. Series Entry will close 2 days
before 1st Race. 

For Series (3 races):
Club runners - £19.50
Unattached - £22.50

Individual Race Entry: 
Club runners - £7.50
Unattached - £8.50


on the day Prices

Entry on the day is always available
(at higher price), please get there early to allow time to register.

For Series (3 races):
Club runners - £22.50
Unattached - £25.50

For Individual Races: 
Club runners - £8.50
Unattached - £9.50


*all online pre entry have a small admin fee
but is saves you cost in stamps and hassle
on the day.


Prizes for overall best times of men and women over the 3 races. Prizes for course improvers, this gives runners of all abilities something to aim for.

League Prizes:

  • The races are run over 3 Races and this means that league positions for both clubs and individuals will count and will be awarded.
  • Course PB improvers – basically those who show the most percentage improvement (based on their slowest and fastest times) over the 3 races. The top 3 runners in this table will be awarded bonus prizes. 
  • The top 3 men and women from the performance league (based on their average time) will win a voucher.

Individual Race Prizes:

  • Prizes for first 3 Men and Women.
  • Normal Age Category Prizes for Men and Women.


Please support your fellow runners.


Race Time Bonus Pot!

Because of the uphill and downhill split in the race this is still a fast course. We have set the times as achievable targets.
£70 voucher to the 1st Male who achieves 15:45 or under 18 minutes for the 1st Female.  Good luck !!


The race starts just down from our new race HQ at Littleborough Conservative Club. It then runs to the mini roundabout and turns down Railway Street. Here it takes a right turn onto the cycle path passing through Stubley Mill Fold. The track then shifts from tarmac to compact path, moving onto the country lane and eventually appearing out at Smithy Bridge Road. Here follows a flat section before the 600-meter steady climb to the top of Lake Bank Road, by Hollingworth Lake. With the energy you have left, there’s a cracking run into the finish - you run on the road parallel to the lake and then turn left to descend all the way to finish at the back of Littleborough train station.

UKA licence and Course Measurement distance certified race.
This race will appear on Power of 10 and Run Britain Rankings. 


Elevation View / Arial Route Detailed Arial Route / GPX File

        Click Map for detailed route profile

        Click Map for detailed route profile


Race is supported and supports the Littleborough Lions, for info on their fundraising and activities they are involved in, please click the badge.

This Race is officially course measured and will appear on power of 10/UKA rankings.