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