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The Racecourse Relays

Date and time

Sunday
01/09/2019
10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Event Location

Kersal Wetlands, Off Littleton Road, Kersal, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6GZ

Event ID#

6564

Event Category:

Running Events > Trail Race

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Event Description

The Racecourse Relays

Sunday 1st September 2019 starting 10.00am 

At the old Manchester Racecourse site (now Kersal Wetlands) 

Organised by Prestwich Athletic Club

Raising money for Riding for the Disabled and Salford Lads’ and Girls’ Club

Manchester Racecourse was a horse racing venue last used in 1963 with the final race being won by Lester Piggott and watched by over 20,000 spectators. The site is now a wildlife reserve called the Kersal Wetlands.

We want to bring the spirit of horse racing back to the site with The Racecourse Relays. The relay involves teams of four runners; each runner completes one loop of the 10.4 furlong (approximately 1.3 mile/ 2 km) circuit before handing over their baton to the next runner. The race will be split into an adult event (15 years and over) and a junior event with two junior prize categories (8 - 11 years and 12- 14 years old). There will be prizes for the first teams and spot prizes. Teams can be all male, female or mixed.

The route is on a firm, flat and wide gravel path which is visible for the whole circuit. There’s lots of space to relax and enjoy the event so bring your picnics, blankets and gazebos. You might even want to get into the racing spirit with team colours.

Please give your team a name – maybe something appropriately themed?

Any juniors under 16 years old will need to have parental permission and be accompanied at the event by a responsible adult.

There will be toilets on site and limited on-site car parking, the maximum entries are 250 runners.

Registration open at 9am, junior race at 10am and adults race to follow junior race.

TRA permit number 2522


This event closes in:

on 24/08/2019 at 11:59pm
(*subject to change without warning)

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers allowed under any circumstances.

Event Options

**NOTE: Prices shown below include booking fees. Nothing extra will be added at the checkout.**

Options Age Restrictions Price Start time Maximum event entries

Date 01/09/2019

Event limit: 62 places
(Select an option above first)

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number at the venue on the day at the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Joanne Houghton

Link to events website: https://www.prestwichac.co.uk/

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The Racecourse Relays

Kersal Wetlands, Off Littleton Road, Kersal, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6GZ

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