City of Salford 10K and 5K
2013 CITY OF SALFORD 10K AND 5K RUNS
Take part in one of the North West of England's best 10k runs! The City of Salford 10k is now open for entries, alongside the City of Salford 5k run.
Set on a fast course around Salford Quays, we have a new starting section to the race along the wide boulevard of The Quays, allowing for the field to thin out before turning left on to Broadway and heading back into MediaCityUK. This should allow for all runners to have settled into their own pace before heading over the first bridge crossing of the Manchester Ship Canal, by the BBC North studios. After the first bridge, you will continue the 10km route through Trafford Park, before heading back over the Lowry Bridge and into the Salford Quays area again for the final 1km.
The actual starting line and finish will still be in the traditional place in The Piazza, between The Lowry Theatre and The Lowry Outlet Mall.
The Salford 5km course will run through MediaCity UK, before crossing the first bridge by the BBC into Trafford Park, continuing through the Trafford side, before crossing the Millennium Bridge, back over to the Salford Quays side and finishing in The Piazza.
Special offer entry fee - enter before 31/5/13 for half price entry fee into the City of Salford 10k! Plus all finishers also receive a free Sports Tours International rucksack!
The Salford 10km course is fast!
Last year, the Salford 10k was won in a time of 30:18 by Mohammad Abu-Rezeq, with the female race won by Kirsty Longley in a time of 36:59. The first male home in the Salford 5km was James Lewis in a time of 17:44, with Lisa Gawthrone winning in 20:33.
Salford 10k race
The Salord 10k race starts and finishes in the Plaza between the Lowry Theatre and the Lowry Outlet Mall. The route goes down The Quays towards Boradway, where it turns left and back into MediaCityUK, past the BBC offices and across the Manchester Ship Canal, via the new bridge. Once in Trafford Park, it flows around the area, past Manchester United FC at Old Trafford, before coming back across the bridge, along the waterside and finishing back where you start. There are prizes in all categories.
- Starts 10:15am
- Minimum age - 15 years old.
- Cash prizes for the top 3 male and female runners: 1st £250, 2nd £150, 3rd £75
- Male Age groups - V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70
- Female Age groups - V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V70
- Team prize - 1st men's and women's teams (first 3 to count)
- Chip Timing included.
- Entry fee - £16 for club runners and £18 for non-club runners - Half price if you enter before 31/5/13
Salford 5km race
The Salford 5km run isless of a competitive race, and everyone is welcome to take part. It runs concurrently with the 10k, so you cannot enter both events.
- Starts 10:30am
- Minimum age - 11 years old.
- Prizes for the 1st Five Men and Women overall.
- Chip Timing included.
- Entry fee - £10 for club runners and £12 for non-club runners - Save if you enter before 31/5/13. £7 for club runners and £8 for non-club runners!
Please note, both the 5k and the 10k courses are not suitable for wheelchair athletes.
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 and 5k runs.
Thanks also to Salford City Council to their support and assistance in establishing this event over the last four years and along with the support of The Lowry Outlet Mall, Manchester United FC, MediaCityUK, the Lowry Theatre and Trafford Council.
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