Birchwood Brook 5k

Birchwood Brook 5k - directions

View the Birchwood Brook 5k race HQ in Google Maps

Race HQ

Birchwood Community High School
Brock Road

Birchwood Brook 5k - course records

Male:  16:08  (2016)
Christian Prior
(Salford Harriers)

Female:  18:05  (2015)
Kirsty Longley
(Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton)

Birchwood Brook 5k Trail Race

Thursday 30-May-2019 at 7:30pm

Come and run our 5k trail race, which was run for the first time in 2015.

It takes place in several parks in Birchwood in Warrington, namely Birchwood Brook Park, Birchwood Forest Park and Oakwood Gate Park.

The route is largely traffic free and is on parkland paths & trails.

The 5k race is run under UK Athletics Rules, UKA Race Licence 2019-xxxxxx.  The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day.

How to enter

Pre-entry is on-line.

There is a race limit of 400.

With your race number, you will receive a race information sheet which includes a race location map and other race details.  If you want to download a copy of this, please click here

Series entry:  The race can also be entered as part of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series of races.  Until the start of the Birchwood Brook 5k, you can still enter the 5k series.  Again, it would help if you could bring a completed 5k Series entry form and the right money (or a cheque).

Enter the Birchwood Brook 5k online

Online entry

Online entry is via BookitZone – click here.  In addition to the race entry fee, there is a small online processing fee (but you don't have to buy any stamps).

Online entryPlease note that numbers will not be posted out for online entries.  Please collect them on the day from Race HQ.

The closing date for online pre-entries is 28-May-2019.

Postal entry

There is No Postal Entry option this year.

Entry on the day

Entry on the day will be available subject to the race limit at a £2 surcharge.

If you want to enter on the day, please try to arrive early as it can get very busy in Race HQ.  It would help if you could bring a completed race entry form and the right money (or a cheque).

Start time

The 5k race will start promptly at 7:30pm.


Race HQ (including entries on the day) will be at the Birchwood Community High School (details on the right of this page). 

We are unable to offer facilities to store bags or valuables.

Car parking

Parking will be in the Birchwood Shopping Centre car park 1 (adjacent to The Peacock pub).  Please park only in marked spaces.

Please help secure the future of this race by parking responsibly.  Many thanks!

Please do NOT park in the following areas:

  • Near the race start on Birchwood Boulevard.
  • In the High School car park or the library car park.
  • On any local roads or pavements.  The road going past the School is a bus route and must be kept clear. 

Race Route

The start & finish are about 500m from Race HQ.  You pass the ASDA petrol station on your way to & from the start & finish. 

To see the 5k race route, click on the small map on this page.

The race is a single lap course which starts at the other end of Birchwood Boulevard from the Birchwood 10k finish.

The finish is in Oakwood Gate Park, near to the Lowes Farm pedestrian subway under the A574 Birchwood Way.

The route has been measured by an accredited course measurer using currently approved procedures.

Refund policy

Entry fees are not refundable in the unlikely event of cancellation in exceptional circumstances (e.g. weather).

If you have entered the race and are unable to run for whatever reason, like most races we are unable to offer refunds.  Also, we are not able to defer your race entry to the following year.

However we do allow you to transfer your race entry to another runner.

Transfer Of Race Entries

Spectrum Striders will allow runners to transfer their race number to another runner provided they submit a completed entry form which is clearly marked:

"Transfer runner number XXXX from previous runner "

Please give as many details of the previous runner as possible; including "age on race day" and sex. We want to make absolutely sure we transfer the entry from the right person. The entry form for the new runner MUST be completed as normal with age, sex etc.

We would much prefer all changes to get to us before the closing date, but we will accept changes on the day at Race HQ.  If you want to do this, please arrive early!

We will not charge a transfer fee to do this unless we incur a cost. We want to see the right names against the runners in the results.


Race results are usually available to view at Race HQ after the prize presentation.  We aim to have results available to view on this web site on the evening of the race.

For results of the race on 30-May-2019 Click Here


We offer prizes to the first three finishers as well as to veteran categories and the men's and women's teams.  Under normal circumstances, we aim to have the prize presentation after the race, so long as there are no major problems in producing the race results.

Race information

With your race number, you should have received a race information sheet

If you need any information about the race that you cannot find on the sheet or on this web page, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with details of your query.

5k series - sponsor

Many thanks to
our 5k series sponsor

 Westbrook Carpets & Laminates

The runbritain web site is run by UK Athletics.  Site has lots of info on road training and racing.

Birchwood Brook 5k - race route

View the Birchwood Brook 5k route

Birchwood Brook 5k - past results

2018:   PDF
2017:   PDF   web
2016:   PDF   web
2015:   PDF   web

Birchwood Brook 5k - past winners & race statistics

 Year Male winner Club Time Female winner Club Time Finishers Last finisher
 2016 Christian Prior
 Salford Harriers
 16:08 Alison Russell
 Spectrum Striders RC  20:08 121 44:01
 2015 Chris McCarthy
 McCarkiss Endurance Project
 16:40 Kirsty Longley
 Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton
 18:05 12433:13

Course record holders are shown in bold type.

Team winners

 Year Male team Female team
 2016 Spectrum Striders RC
 Spectrum Striders RC
 2015 Lymm Runners
 Wilmslow RC