MARPLE RUNNERS 10K TRAIL RACE & 2K FAMILY FUN RUN

Marple Runners 10k Trail Race - Sunday 19th June 2022

This is our fifth annual trail race, taking in some of the parks, countryside, and sights of Marple. A multi terrain, mainly off-road, 10k race starting in Brabyns Park Marple, utilising sections (not the muddy part) of the Marple parkrun course before leaving the park via the canal locks, taking back roads and trails via Marple Hall to Chadkirk and up "that hill", then back to Marple along the Peak Forest Canal, crossing the iconic Marple Aqueduct before finishing back at the start in Brabyns Park.

  • Chip timed

  • Great medal

  • Beautiful course

  • Our famous supportive and cheerful marshals (all Marple Runners members)

  • Free race photos from our 2 professional photographers

  • Some goodies

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Entries Open!

Scroll down for details and link

This race normally sells out

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2k Family Fun Run

Taking place 30 minutes before the main 10k race, with entries on the day (details to be announced). Open for all ages from 4 upwards.

Race Venue:

Brabyns Park

Marple Bridge

Stockport

SK6 5DT

Travel:

  • Access to the park on the day is by foot only - we request all attendees to not use the car parks within the park and that local runners avoid travel by car.

  • Brabyns Park is close to both Marple Station and local bus stops for services 383, 384 and 375.

  • If you must travel by car, please use one of the three free car parks close to the park. Entrances are just off Brabyns Brow (by the Purple Pakora restaurant, at Marple Station, and opposite the park entrance) - there will be both signs and marshals to help you.

Registration:

  • Registration will be online only (see below)

  • Entries close on 1st June 2022 at 8pm

Start Time

  • Sunday 19th June 2022

  • 10am 10k Trail Race

  • Family Fun Run starts 30 mins before the 10k Trail Race at 9:30

Entry Limits, Age and Time Restrictions

  • 350 runner limit

  • age 16 and over only

  • Runners need to ensure that they are fit enough, and prepared enough. Runners should be aware that there are two long and steep hills on the course. In line with UK Athletics guidance, runners should have completed at least a 6k run as part of their preparation.

  • We want the race finished within 1 hour 45 minutes. If you can't run a flat 10k in under 80 minutes, we request that you do not enter. Feel free to ask if you are concerned or have any questions.

Communications

  • If you're on social media, follow our Facebook & Instagram pages for more updates and previews of the route. Hashtag your training pics with #marpletrail10k as we love to see them!

  • Feel free to contact us on 10k@marplerunners.com

  • Users of hotmail and gmail may find that your spam filter does not let through some of our emails to runners. It is vitally important, especially this year, that you receive all our communication to keep you up to date with any potential event changes or clarifications, so please make sure that the above email address AND 10k.marplerunners@gmail.com are set to your safe list on your spam filter.

Entry Costs

Entry is open! Scroll down for link.

  • £15+ money transfer fee(*) for England Athletics affiliated runners

  • £17+ money transfer fee(*) for non-affiliated runners

* this is the fee paid to the online payment system. It is around £1.15. It is not refundable under any circumstances.

Prizes

  • For category winners (M&F V40-49, V50-59, and 60 & over) - to be announced

Deferrals, Transfers & Refunds Policy

  • We understand that runners get injured or ill before races, but as a non-profit and volunteer run event, we need to restrict deferrals and refunds

  • Cost free deferral to 2023's event will be allowed up until 24 hours before entries close. Deferrals may be made to the next year's event only and you must confirm your participation after we open entries for 2023 (probably around the end of December 2022) by end March 2022 in order to be entered into 2022's event

  • Entries can be transferred to another runner via the entry system (see link below) up until the date that entries close.

  • In the unlikely event that we are forced to cancel, we will offer free deferral or a refund of the entry fee - but we request that runners defer rather than ask for a refund (it takes an enormous amount of volunteer time to organise refunds ... and we have lives as well)

Course

Provisional course map below.

Starting and finishing in beautiful Brabyns Park, then a short section of Marple canal locks, some quiet back roads and paths in Marple, past the ruins of Marple Hall and over the River Goyt into Chadkirk Country Park, up "that hill" to the Peak Forest Canal and back to Brabyns Park over the spectacular Marple Aqueduct towering 40m above the River Goyt.

.gpx file with the route can be found here

Race Licence - Under UKA Rules

Licence Number: 2022-43119