2014 City of Salford 10K
2014 CITY OF SALFORD 10K RUN
Take part in the 2014 City of Salford 10k. This is one of the most popular 10k runs in the North of England, with nearly 3,500 entrants in 2013. The nice dry, crisp weather, coupled with the new fast start made for some good PBs.
The Salford 10k route starts on the Piazza between The Lowry Theatre and The Lowry Outlet Mall, and heads on closed roads westwards along Broadway, along a wide carriageway, allowing runners to get a fast start. The route then turns back into MediaCityUK, past the BBC North offices and across the bridge into Trafford Park. After a tour of Trafford Park, the route comes back across Millennium Bridge onto the Salford side, and a loop along the side of the Quays to the Watersports centre, before finishing in front of all the cheering friends, family and supporters in the Piazza.
In 2013, the Salford 10k saw a new mens champion, TesfayeDebele from Bradford Airedale in a fantastic time of 30:09. Last year's winner Mohamed Abu-Reseq of Altrincham was second, with Salford's Stuart Robinson third. The ladies 10k was won by Rachel Burns of Liverpool Harriers in a great time of 35:58, with Kirsty Longley of Liverpool Pembroke in second and Gwen Kinsey of Stroud + District in third.
The 2014 race will start at 10:15am and we have been promised by Metrolink that the trams will be stopped on schedule to allow the race to get away on time and in safety.
Changes to the 2014 City of Salford 10k
For 2014, we are making a number of improvements to the Salford 10k as it continues to grow and be more popular.
- A Metrolink presence in the Race HQ to ensure the tram line is suspended to allow the runners to cross the track in safety.
- The City of Salford 5k will currently not take place due to the complexities of the whole event growing.
- Medal and a commemorative t-shirt given to all finshers.
- Speedier collection process for the medal and t-shirt.
- More music at the event.
This is in addition to many of the other existing elements of the event including:
- Chip timing.
- Web results.
- Water station on route plus at the finish - in the event of a very warm day, additional water will be available.
- Massages, as provided by local physios.
- Event photography service.
- Route markers every 1km.
- There is car parking (payable) available at The Lowry Outlet Mall and at the MediaCityUK car park nearby.
The minimum age for participating in the event is 15 years old.
Address of the event: The Lowry Plaza, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Prizes for the 2014 City of Salford 10k
There will be cash prizes for the first 3 in each of the men's and the women's categories of 1st £250, 2nd £150, 3rd £75.
Also, prizes for the Vet categories.
Please note, if you win a prize in the overall places, you do not qualify for your age group prize.
Enter the 2014 Salford 10k
The entry fee is currently £15 which represents a £10 saving on the standard entry fee. Furthermore there will be a £2 discount for UK Athletics Club members. (Please note there is a cost of £1 for postage and packing for the Race number and chip to be sent.)
Enter before 31/07/14 and save £10 on your entry!
Download the Salford 10k route map here.
Download the Salford 5k route map here.
The City of Salford 10k Corporate Challenge is open to all businesses to enter a team of runners, with the first three runners home from each team to count towards the Challenge. It is great for staff motivation and firms can use the event to raise money for their chosen charitable cause.
Run for Charity
Each year, runners raise thousands of pounds for good causes and you can run for whatever charity you wish as part of the City of Salford 10k run.
Thanks also to Salford City Council to their support and assistance in establishing this event over the last five years and along with the support of The Lowry Outlet Mall, Metrolink MediaCityUK, the Lowry Theatre and Trafford Council.
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