Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many runners enter the race?

Because of the limits on car parking and other facilities at Wilmslow RUFC, we have to limit the number of runners to 5,000.

 

When should I enter?

you are strongly advised to enter as early as possible as the race is often oversubscribed.

 

I’ve entered, but I haven’t received my number.

We do not post out race packs until two weeks before the race. If you still haven’t received your pack a week before the race, please e-mail me with your name and age and I will investigate.

 

My friends have received their race numbers but I haven’t got mine. Why?

There is often a few days delay between race numbers being posted out for a variety of reasons. If you have received a confirmation email then your entry has been accepted and you should receive your race number in the next few days.

 

Where can I park?

Some parking is available at the Race HQ at Wilmslow RUFC, the cost is £2 please have the correct change ready.

Further parking is available at the Waters Corporation (our race sponsor) on the A538 as you enter Wilmslow from the West.  The cost is £3 please have the correct change ready. This car park is approximately half a mile from the race start and quarter of a mile from the race finish.

Parking is allowed on some of the neighbouring streets but please note many streets have parking restrictions on Race Day and there is absolutely no parking in Kings Road which is the road leading to the Rugby Club HQ and where the race starts.

Please note that Kings Road will be closed at 10am or possibly earlier and there will be no access to the race HQ or the Start by vehicle after this time.

 

I’ll be going to the race by public transport. How do I get to the start?

Please see Street Map of Wilmslow which shows the railway station, the main town centre bus stop at Bank Square and the race start at Kings Road. Allow ten to fifteen minutes to walk to the start.

 

I’m thinking of travelling up the day before and staying overnight. Where can I find some affordable accommodation in the Wilmslow area?

Have a look at our accommodation page which has links to websites that carry up-to-date listings of where to stay and how much it will cost.

 

The race starts at 10.30am but what time should I arrive at the venue?

You must arrive at least one hour before the start and earlier if you can. Most of the 4,000+ runners arrive between 9.30-10.00am resulting in them getting stuck in traffic congestion. If you can arrive before 9.00am you will “beat the crush” and experience little or no traffic congestion and you will be able to get one of the best parking spaces. You will arrive at the start line more relaxed and have a better chance of a good race.

 

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