Alderton 5k Run Race Guide and Frequently Asked Questions
We appreciate your support of the Alderton 5k Run. This guide provides all you need to know about the race. If you have any further questions our contact details are at the bottom.
Race HQ is on Alderton Playing Field, Beckford Road, Alderton, GL20 8NL.
Race HQ is open from 9.30am where you’ll collect your race number, find the playground and family entertainment, teas, coffees and cakes and post-race massage.
Parking is available from 09.30am next to Alderton Playing Field.
Follow postcode GL20 8NL and parking is signposted. Please follow the directions of our marshalls.
Entries on the day
You can enter on the day but honestly we're not keen, it makes our lives more stressful. Online entries in advance help us manage numbers and reduces queues on the day of the race.
Online entries - collecting your race numbers
What do I need to bring?
Just bring yourself and your name.
You do NOT need to print a copy of your entry confirmation or bring any ID.
You can use Eventbrite's app or show us your email confirmation if you'd like but it's not essential.
Race numbers and contact info
Race numbers are issued on the morning of the run on Alderton Playing Field from 09.30am until 10.50am.
Please leave enough time to collect your race number and warm up.
Please ensure that you complete the contact details and health information on the back of your race number.
On the day - The Race
The start line is at the junction of Beckford Road and Willow Bank Road in Alderton, just outside the Gardeners Arms pub and 150 metres from Race HQ.
Ten minutes before the start we give a short race briefing and then walk together down to the start line. Everyone lines up where they'd like. Faster more experienced runners are normally at the front and those expecting to finish later, further back.
Don't forget that the faster runners will start fast - don't try and go at the same speed as them if you can't keep it up!
We'll start the race with a countdown from 3, 2, 1 and sound a hooter and you're off!
The run enters Alderton Playing Field where you'll go up one side of the field, across to the middle of the football pich before finishing near the penalty spot. The run route is clearly marked at all stages.
Our volunteer small children will present you with your finishers medal and a drink of water.
Distance markers are provided at every kilometre.
Water is provided at halfway at the turn and at the finish line.