Wigan Harriers are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the Wigan Trail 10k & 2.5k Fun Run. To celebrate the 4th year of this increasingly popular event, and in true Wigan style, all pre-entries will be rewarded with a FREE post race portion of pie and peas!
The event formerly known as the Amberswood Trail Race will be held on Sunday June 1st starting from the Springview Sports Club and will once again take in the traffic paths and bridleways off the picturesque Amberswood Greenheart park. The course is generally firm and flat and suits both those chasing a time target, and those just looking to take on the challenge of friendly 10k off road run. Serious competitors and fun runners alike can enjoy the rural side of industrial Wigan in this hidden oasis of green just a mile or two from the town centre.
Setting off just half an hour before the main event is the family friendly 2.5k fun run, providing a chance for new runners of all ages to sample the best of the route without having to tackle the full distance. A medal will be awarded for all those who complete the 2.5k.
Springview club offers ideal facilities for a race HQ with showers and changing available, a fully licensed bar and a small childrens’ play area to keep the family entertained.
Race entry for the 10k is just £7.00 for UKA affiliated athletes and £8.00 for all other including your fabulous free pie and peas making this a bargain day out. The 2.5k race is £3 for all entrants.
We had a fabulous time at last years event when the weather gods were kind to us. A happy mix of local club runners, PB chasers, fun runners and first timers helped make for a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. The free photographs of every runner proved hugely popular last year and we hope to provide the same download service again in 2014 so everyone has a memento to take away with them.
Check back here regularly for news and updates ahead of the race.