All your Stockport 10 questions,
answered in one place.
How do I get my race number and timing chip?
Numbers and timing chips can be collected from Race Registration on the day at Woodbank Stadium.
Can I enter on the day?
On-line entries close at noon on Thursday 9th December (unless the race limit of 1,000 has been reached before then) and there will be no entries on the day.
I’m not going to be able to participate, do you offer a refund?
In common with the vast majority of races we do not offer refunds or deferrals except in the event that the race has been cancelled due to events beyond our control in line with our published Cancellation Policy.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We appreciate that some runners will get injured in the build up to the race so we allow numbers to be transferred up to and including noon on Thursday 9 December. Requests received after this date will not be permitted. (Note: Anyone who runs under someone else’s number will be disqualified and banned from future events) To transfer please go to the Registration Page and select Transfer My Entry.
What sort of trainers should I wear?
The majority of the course is run on tarmac and pavement and so road shoes are recommended. There are however approx 1.5 mile of gravel roads which may require some better grip if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Please use your judgment closer to race day when choosing your footwear.
What is the minimum age to be to be able to enter?
You must be 18yrs old on race day.
What do I get for my entry fee?
A custom-designed finishers medal
A running accessory
Individual & Team Prizes
Race Village with Baggage Drop, M&F Locker Rooms with Showers
Refreshments on the course and at the finish
Chip timing and a socially distanced start, thanks to Crazy Legs Events
Pre and Post race commentary by charity fundraiser, local businessman and Stockport Harrier Barry Thompson.
A warm welcome and supportive marshals
Once the race is sold out do you offer a waiting List?
Once the entry limit has been reached we will add any further entrants to a waiting list. We will allow any runner who enters the race but is then unable to compete, to swap their number with a person on the waiting list, up to and including 9th December.
How do I get to there?
Please check out our travel page for detailed information
Are there changing rooms and toilets?
At the Woodbank Stadium you can use the Changing Rooms, Toilets and Showers
Do you have a bag drop?
Yes at the Woodbank Stadium (all bags are stored at the owner’s risk and we do not recommend including valuable items in bags to be stored)
Is there a water station?
Yes there is one water station as well as water at the finish – we should ‘green’ compostable cups
Where can I get refreshments on race day?
There will be refreshments, including Hot Drinks and Hot food (post race) available in the clubhouse and from approved vendors around the stadium.
Is there any important safety information I should know?
Please remember that the route is not traffic free. There are numerous marshals on the course but they do not have powers to stop traffic. Please watch out for cars!
How does the socially distanced start work?
When you enter the race you will be asked for your estimated time to complete the 10 mile course and your race number will be allocated accordingly. There will be 50 runners in each of the 2 quickest groups and 100 runners assigned to each of the other groups. Because of likely no shows, this means there will be an average of 85-90 runners in all but the first two groups. There will be waiting areas near the start on the track infield, identified by number ranges for each group. Because of chip timing, you will not be penalised and all prizes will be determined by chip, not gun times.
Are headphones allowed during the race?
As per UK Athletics rules and for health and safety reasons iPods, MP3 players or equivalents will not be allowed in this race. Any runner seen contravening this rule will be immediately disqualified.
I am visually impaired and would like to run with a Guide Runner. Is the course suitable for me?
As with all runners, you will need to determine whether the conditions on the day are suitable for you, but welcome VI runners and you identify yourself as such, will give a free entry to your qualified Guide Runner
What is this year’s chosen charity?
This year’s charities are the Stockport Foodbank and NHS Charity Stockport. The Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis from 6 centres around Stockport. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. You can help by bringing along a tin of food, e.g. fish, puddings, UHT milk, pasta, etc. on race day.
Stockport NHS Charity exists to improve the health and wellbeing of patients by delivering services above and beyond ordinary standards.
Our aim is to help patients get better quicker and stay well for longer and experience the best possible care. Your fundraising helps us to achieve this through enhanced medical equipment, improved staff performance, development and wellbeing and advanced research programmes.
Can my friends/family come watch and support?
We encourage spectators and there is plenty of Parkland to explore whilst you are waiting for the runners to return. There are even points where you can cut through from the park and watch the runners on the course at various points. Alternatively bring deck chairs, rugs, cameras & a smile. Why not bring your club tent or gazebo along – there is plenty of room. There will be hot/cold drinks and food available, along with various snacks from the tuck shop.
Will there be Photographers during the race?
We will have photographers around the course and in the start/finish arena. Free Race Photos by Anthony Naulty, will be available for download following the event, we publish the links as soon as they become available.