This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002. It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities.
There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family and then round it off with a drink and a meal in one of the two fabulous pubs in the village.
We have opted for a late Saturday afternoon start so that you can use the race to relax after doing your shopping and gardening!
This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!
You could also save a few pounds by entering the race as part of the "North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix" series of 5k races. You get 5 races for the price of 4.
The Hollins Green 5k is the second race in the 5k series. Click here for more information on the 5k series.
The 5k race is run under UK Athletics Rules, UKA Race Licence 2014-9729. The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day.
Click here to download an entry form (in PDF format). Pre-entry is by post only (no on-line entry).
The closing date for receipt of postal pre-entries is 24-May-2014. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return of your number and race information sheet.
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.
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 race can also be entered as part of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series of races. Until the 5k race start, you can still enter the series. Again, it would help if you could bring a completed 5k Series entry form and the right money (or a cheque).
The 5k race will start promptly at 6pm.
The fun run has yet to be confirmed with the race revisions.
Race HQ (including entries on the day) is at the Community Centre (details on the right of this page).
There are toilets and limited changing facilities at the Community Centre.
We are unable to offer facilities to store bags or valuables.
Parking is available behind the Community Centre and on local roads in the village. Parking in the village is limited and it would be appreciated if you could share cars if possible.
Please park responsibly, showing respect for the local residents. Thank you.
To see the 5k race route, click on the small map on this page.
The race is a single lap course which starts in the centre of the village close to the Black Swan pub and the Village cross.
There is a small loop within the village before it heads out towards Glazebrook, returning to Hollins Green along quiet country lanes. The finish is in centre of the village, near to the start.
The road race is an accurately measured 5k. The fun run is approx 1k (not accurately measured).
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 before 6pm, 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.
opposite Black Swan pub
| Year||Male winner||Club||Time||Female winner||Club||Time||Finishers||Last finisher|
|2014||Martin Swensson||Penny Lane Striders||15:59||Diane McVey||Wilmslow RC||18:18||133||38:27|
|2013|| Matthew Shaw|| Salford Harriers||15:38|| Diane McVey|| Wilmslow RC||17:57||226||33:43|
|2012|| Liam Renton|| Warrington AC||15:42|| Louise Blizzard||Belgrave Harriers||18:06||269||34:26|
|2011||Paul Martelletti||Victoria Park Harriers||14:54||Louisa Thompson||Leigh Harriers & AC||18:00||203||37:20|
|2010||Damian Nicholls||Wilmslow RC||15:18||Liz Whitfield||Spectrum Striders RC||18:32||245||33:57|
|2009||Gareth Booth|| Horwich RMI Harriers & AC||16:17||Heather Timmins||Warrington AC||18:08||193||30:59|
|2008||Damian Nicholls||Wilmslow RC||15:43||Candice Taylor||Clayton-le-Moors Harriers||17:40||231||34:48|
|2007||Tarus Elly|| Salford Harriers & AC||15:31||Olivia Walwyn||City of Norwich AC||17:18||189||39:10|
|2006||Tarus Elly|| Salford Harriers & AC||15:12||Jennifer Smith||Warrington AC||18:03||158||38:40|
|2005||Paul Howarth||Wirral AC||15:07||Nicky Archer||Vale Royal AC||18:31||162||38:24|
|2004||Richard Ward||Belgrave Harriers||14:56||Lisa Heyes|| Horwich RMI Harriers & AC||17:49||139||46:00|
|2003||Richard Ward||Belgrave Harriers||15:06||Alexia Hamilton-Morris||Wrexham AC||18:46||125||32:45|
|2002||Nick Jones||Tipton Harriers||15:28||Jackie Thorn||Vale Royal AC||19:10||101||38:40|
Course records are shown in bold type.
|Year||Male Team||Female Team|
|2014|| Sale Harriers Manchester||Lymm Runners|
|2013|| Warrington AC|| Wilmslow RC|
|2012|| Vale Royal AC|| Vale Royal AC|
|2011||Warrington AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2010||Wilmslow RC||Vale Royal AC|
|2009||Altrincham & District AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2008||Macclesfield Harriers AC||Macclesfield Harriers AC|
|2007||Altrincham & District AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2006|| Manchester Harriers & AC||Warrington AC|
|2005||Army Athletics Association||Vale Royal AC|
|2004||Warrington AC||Vale Royal AC|
|2003||Warrington AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2002||Wigan Phoenix RC||Spectrum Striders RC|