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Manchester YMCA Harriers Blackleach Country Park 5 Mile Trail Race

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Date and time

10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07919 896926

Event Location

Blackleach Country Park, Off A575 Bolton Road, Walkden, Salford, Greater Manchester, M28 3TD

Event ID#


Event Category:

Running Events > Multi Terrain

Event Description


Manchester YMCA Harriers Blackleach Country Park 5 Mile Trail Race

Sunday 10th September 2017 Start Time 10.00am


The Blackleach race is 5-mile trail run which takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Blackleach Country Park in Walkden, Salford.

A UK Athletics race licence has been applied for and there is a race limit of 300 people.

Please note that we do not have exclusive use of the paths in the park; other members of the public are free to use the paths within the park and we ask that all participants treat other users of the park with respect and courtesy.

Regrettably, the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.

Race is on paths all with the confines of the park


Every runner who completes the race will be presented with an award.

Prizes will be awarded to:

  • The first three male and female finishers;
  • The first male and female in each veteran age category; and
  • The first male and female teams (three runners to count)

For the individual categories, only one prize will be presented per entrant.

Travelling to the Race

The race start is near the Blackleach Visitors Centre, which is just off John Street in Walkden, Salford.

By Car

Blackleach Visitors Centre

There is a small car park next to the race headquarters at the Blackleach Visitors Centre (off John Street), however this will be full very early on race day.

Postcode for sat-navs: M28 3TD

Harcourt Street Car Park

A larger car park is available on Harcourt Street.  This is approximately 500 metres from the race headquarters.

Postcode for sat-navs: M28 3QW

On Street Parking

On street parking is available on the streets around the entrance to Blackleach Country Park.  If you are parking on the street, please park with consideration for local residents; access to properties on these streets must be maintained at all times.

Please use the car parks first!

By Bicycle

There are a small number of bicycle racks outside the race headquarters at the Blackleach Visitors Centre.

By Bus

The 37 bus stops very near the race headquarters on Bolton Road.  This service departs from Bolton at 0810, 0840 and 0910 and will get you to the race in good time.

Services from other locations around Greater Manchester call in Walkden town centre, which is half a mile from the race headquarters.

Please see the TfGM Bus Route Explorer for more information on the available bus services.

By Train

Walkden Railway Station is less than one mile from the race headquarters.

Please see the National Rail Enquiries website for more information on available train services.

Central Lancs Grand Prix

Manchester YMCA Harriers are delighted that once again, the Blackleach 5-mile trail race has been included in the Central Lancs Grand Prix.  

Stay Up To Date!

For the latest news on the Blackleach race and the Manchester YMCA Harriers, follow us on Twitter, @ManYMCAHarriers

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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.

Further information from the Organiser

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

Event Organiser

Name: Stephen Symons

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Manchester YMCA Harriers Blackleach Country Park 5 Mile Trail Race

Blackleach Country Park, Off A575 Bolton Road, Walkden, Salford, Greater Manchester, M28 3TD

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