Sale & Chorlton Water Park Half & Full Marathon Trail Race
The Sale & Chorlton half and full marathon trail racing event is open to people of all abilities and is designed to promote the emerging sport of trail running. This clearly marked and marshalled course comprises of 13.1 miles of accessible trail, track and bridleway to test your strength and stamina. The half marathon course snakes around the River Mersey through Chorlton Nature Reserve and the forested areas of Sale Water Park. Runners start and finish near Sale Water park…
Chorlton & Sale Water Park
Sale Water Park
Manchester, M33 2LX United Kingdom
|Open (All ages 18+)||Male|
|Open (All ages 18+)||Female|
I Trail Run
The Sale & Chorlton half and full marathon trail racing event is open to people of all abilities and is designed to promote the emerging sport of trail running. This clearly marked and marshalled course comprises of 13.1 miles of accessible trail, track and bridleway to test your strength and stamina. The half marathon course snakes around the River Mersey through Chorlton Nature Reserve and the forested areas of Sale Water Park. Runners start and finish near Sale Water park visitors centre off Cow Lane. Heading southeast runners set off from the lake in Sale and begin their run along the river Mersey. The course turns northwest over the footbridge at Mill Lane and heads back up the River Mersey and around Chorlton Water Park. From Chorlton Water Park the course continues west through the wooded Ivy Green area. Runners then continue next to Turn Moss playing fields and cross the River Mersey near Mosley Acre Farm. The course finishes by circling around a tree lined Sale Water Park.
Half marathon runners will complete one lap while full marathon runners will complete two laps.
Registration opens at 9am.
Race numbers to be collected from registration.
Race start time 11am.
Runners will be set off in waves determined by specified expected finish time. You will receive an email confirming your wave start time upon close of entries. Your start time will also be posted on our website. The full marathon will begin at 11am, there will then be a 10 minute pause between wave start times. Half marathon runners in purple will finish their lap through the start/finish. Full marathon runners in yellow will continue around the course for a 2nd lap.
No dogs, iPod, mp3 players or similar.
No unofficial runners. Unofficial runners can cause problems out on the trail which puts others at risk.
Bib numbers must be visible at all times or easily accessible to show the aid station team.
You must follow the marked trail/course at all times. Deliberately taking a different route will lead to disqualification.
You must complete the entire course under your own efforts, never physically helped in any way.
You may not store supplies of any kind, food/drink/clothing, along the trail. Doing so will lead to disqualification.
It is your responsibility to fully disclose at race registration any changes to existing medical conditions and any prescription medications being taken.
Performance enhancing/illegal drugs taken during the event will result in disqualification.
Be aware you compete entirely at your own risk including but not limited to getting lost, trips and falls, road crossings, and all other hazards of the trail. There will be a full waiver to sign when you register on race day. If you do not sign the waiver you will not be permitted to start the race.
Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. If you are caught littering you will be banned from all future events.
If you are unable to finish the race you must personally inform the nearest aid station of this decision to withdraw. You must hand over your race number. This serves as official notice of your withdrawal from the race. You must physically speak with the race director at HQ and hand over your number.
Please be aware of other people whilst you are running and be as polite and courteous as possible to them. You do not have priority over any other users out on the course.
If you lose your timing chip to must pay £25
Held under UK Athletics rules
Food/drink post race
All participants will receive an event medal and free digital photo download. First female & male finishers in marathon and half marathon will receive £50 prize money.
Provided by Northwest First Aid LTD
UK Athletics public liability insured (50,000,000)
Affiliation Ref: 7692887
Marshals positioned at various points along the course. Volunteers welcome to offer their help for the event.
Portaloo bank to be located near race registration.
There will be three water/feed stations along the course. Stations will include a choice of drinks and energy gels.
+Results (chip timing, cut off times) – Time2Run
Chip timing will be provided by Time2Run Events Ltd. Ankle tags will be used as muddy conditions may be possible. Results will be posted on online system post-race. A cut off time of 3.5hrs applies for the half marathon, 6hrs for the full marathon.
+Mandatory kit / running equipment (Standard)
Trail running shoes are highly recommended due to possible mud conditions.
A safe baggage drop will be provided at race registration. A member of staff will be present at all times.
+Terms (race cancellation)
- Runners must be 18 years or older on race day
- No dogs or cycles allowed on the course
- Course is unsuitable for wheelchairs
When entering you declare that you will abide by UK Athletics rules and that you are medically fit to run, and understand that you take part entirely at your own risk. Race organisers shall not be held responsible for any illness, injury, loss or damage to your person or property as a consequence of your participation in this event.
In the event of severe weather or circumstances beyond the control of the race organisers, we reserve the right to cancel the race. In the event of cancellation no refund of race entry fees will be made however entrants will receive transferable entry to future events.
Half Marathon (TRA Permit 1618) affiliated = £24 unaffiliated = £26
Full Marathon (TRA Permit 1619) affiliated = £34 unaffiliated = £36
Transfers will be allowed until 10 days prior to the event. You will be charged £10 per transfer
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