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 2017-xxxxxx. The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day.
Pre-entry is by post or 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).
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).
The closing date for online pre-entries is 30-May-2017.
If you prefer to enter by post, click here to download an entry form (in PDF format). [Note that you can use this form to enter one or more races or the whole 5k series.]
The closing date for receipt of postal pre-entries is 29-May-2017. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return of your number and race information sheet.
Entry on the day will be available subject to the race limit at an extra charge (see the entry form for details).
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
With your race number, you should have received a race information sheet.
|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||124||33:13 |
Course record holders are shown in bold type.
|Year||Male team||Female team|
|2016|| Spectrum Striders RC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2015|| Lymm Runners|| Wilmslow RC|