All Thursdays in June 2018

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


Online entry

Elite FREE entries!

Please send us an e-mail to jacek[at]cannonballevents.co.uk if you’re a male (who has run 15 minutes or under) or female (who has run 17 minutes or under) in 2017 and would like a free place. Please show a link to evidence of your time and you will be given a free entry code to enter the race.  Many thanks.


Only 3 feet climb per lap, that’s 9 feet climb in total!

(accurate to Garmin gps)

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Basic info

Date: All Thursdays in June 2018 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Limit: 300 participants!
Registration: 5:30 – 7:15 PM
(please note that the registration closes 15 mins before the race)
Start time: 7:30 PM
(Runners can compete from 11 years upwards)
RaceHQ: The pavilion Café near the West entrance to the park
Alexandra Park, 180 Russell St,
M16 7JL, Manchester

New 5k Series in South Manchester!

The City of Manchester 5k Series is a new 5k race series held near Manchester centre at Alexandra Park throughout June. It’s basically a course designed for one thing and that’s allowing all runners, of all abilities to achieve a PB!! It’s a 3-lap course and (according to Garmin) has only 3 feet rise per lap, it has great wide path surfaces (no trail sections) and long straights with only 4 real turns.

As the event is in year one we have limited entry to 350 per event, we expect it to be very popular so please pre-enter to avoid disappointment. The races can be entered individually or you can enter all 4 races in the series (via the Series entry option). If you miss the series entry, then simply enter 3 from 4 of the races to qualify for the league. There are various prize options for both places and improvers in the league and superb individual and team prizes each race.

The event is completely traffic free, measured course and UKA insured!

Each lap will be timed using our live chip timing system that allows you to see your split, average and Gun and Net time for the race.

Prices

All pre-entry prices include booking fees, no more annoying additional fees, just one payment and away you race !!

Each race

Pre-entry*
£9.50 – attached UKA affiliated
£11.00 – unattached UKA affiliated

On the day entry**
£11.00 – attached UKA affiliated
£12.50 – unattached UKA affiliated

Optional extras
Medal – £3.50 (photo below)

Series entry

Pre-entry*

£34 – attached UKA affiliated
(only £7.75 per race)
£40 – unattached UKA affiliated
(only £9.00 per race)

On the day entry**
£38 – attached UKA affiliated
£44 – unattached UKA affiliated

* You must know you UKA number in order to get you an affiliate discount. ARC clubs are classified as unattached in UKA certified races.
** Entry on the night may be available should all places not be reached.

Prizes

League Prizes

The races are run over 4 weeks and this means that league positions will be awarded.

  • We will also award prizes for top 3 Course PB Improvers – basically, those who show the most percentage improvement over 3/4 races.

Please see the following example of how this works – Todmorden Park 5k Series

  • The top 3 men and women from the Performance League will win a voucher.

Please see the following example of how this works – Todmorden Park 5k Series

 

*Both league prizes require a minimum of 3 races to qualify.*

Each race

  • High-value prizes for first 3 Men and Women.
  • Normal Age Category Prizes for Men and Women.
  • Team prizes for first 3 male/females from one Club.

 

Time Prizes

As an extra incentive this year there will be a £100 SportsShoes.com voucher to the first male runner to run under 15:00 mins and the first female runner to get under 17:30 minutes.

Like the timing and organising services we offer? Why not let us organise your club/ charity event?

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Results

View the results from the 2018 race here.

2018 League Results

Race Records

Historical Results

Historical results from the first to the last race, View here

Other Results

Route

5k Ariel View

The route starts on the long wide slightly downhill section of the course near Saint Bedes College. It takes on the first small sweeping bend and passes the boating lake heading straight into a nice wooded section.  Passing through a lovely open section of the Park till the top of the park near the famous Chorlton Lodge. It then runs on the parallel path to “The Terrace “, the Victorian Gardens placed at the top end of the park.  One more turn gets you back to the start, repeat this 2 more times to finish.

Each lap will be timed using our live chip timing system that allows you to see your split, average and Gun and Net time for the race.

Directions

Google Maps (plan your journey)

Getting there by public transport

Get the 85 bus to the North West entrance to Alexandra Park.

 

Getting there by road

From the south – A5103 Princess Parkway to Princess Road then turn left to Claremont Road.
From the north – M602 to Regent Road keep left to the roundabout and take the third exit to A5067. Chorlton Road straight to Withington Road and then take left to Yarburgh Street to the North West entrance to Alexandra Park.

Parking

Parking

There are lots of on-street parking nearby and the public transport links are superb.

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