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 8th 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. We will also allow a deferral or refund if you decide not to race but can marshal on the day – we will also give you a free entry to the 2024 Offerton 5.
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 entries to be transferred up to and including noon on 8 December. Requests received after this date will not be permitted. 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?
Bespoke Finisher’s Medal
Flapjacks & fruit
Free Race Photos to download
Changing Rooms with lockers and hot showers
Individual & Team Prizes
Prizes: 1st 10 M&F finishers and all M&F Age Groups (5 year) from V40
1st M&F teams (3 to count)
Prize(s) for M or F setting new course record
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 8th November.
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 use ‘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?
There are generously proportioned Start Pens marked with estimated finish times ranging from under 60 minutes to over 1 hour 40 minutes, which allows plenty of pre-race space. Chip timing means that no runner is disadvantaged by their choice of start pen.
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 charity is 3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group who are a large group based in their own headquarters in Hazel Grove. They entered the Scouting world back in 1957, the main man behind this was Wilf Connor, he did all the paperwork etc. required to start 3hg. They now have around 150 members, including people of all ages, genders, religions and abilities. They accept both girls and boys in all sections.
3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group are heavily involved in the community at both local and national levels, organising the LDWA Bullock Smithy Hike. A 56 mile walk around the Peak District, with national and international competitors.
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.