We are excited to share that for the 5th year of this popular race organised by Wigan Harriers there will be a number of improvements to help the development of this successful event. This year’s race takes place on Sunday 28th June.
We have retained everything you told us you liked….good paths, flat terrain, great scenery, enthusiastic marshals, changing facilities… but improved it further.
The introduction of Pie ‘n’ Peas for pre-entries last year helped swell the field to a record of 237 so we really needed to see how we could cater for the growth of enthusiasm for running in the Wigan area. Don’t worry the changes aren’t affecting the pies, they are still on offer if you enter real fast!!
What we have done is to modify the course slightly so we can accommodate greater runners more easily. The registration is still at Spring View Sports and Community Club and the finish remains there too but we have moved the start just into the Amberswood nature reserve to improve the race. You can get a closer look at the route at the link below but don’t worry it will be well signed and marshaled to guide you smoothly round.
The course is measured by our course planner as 10k with only 25 metres of ascent – that’s flat and should give you a chance to fulfill your potential!!
Afterwards whilst you are munching your way through a pie in the bar our race statisticians will be rapidly collating the results and calculating which of you have won prizes – don’t forget there are age category prizes so stick around and enjoy the atmosphere.
Don’t delay, sign up today!