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. The updated route was first used in 2015.
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.
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 final 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 2017-xxxxx. The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day.
Pre-entry is by post or online.
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. Series entry is available only until the start of the Birchwood Brook 5k (race 2 of the series).
Online race 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 13-Jun-2017.
If you prefer to enter by post, click here to download an entry form (in PDF format). [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 13-Jun-2017. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return of your number and race information sheet. Otherwise, it will be held for collection on the day.
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 4pm.
The fun run will start no earlier than 4:45pm.
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 route was first used in 2015. The race starts & finishes in the centre of the village close to the Black Swan pub and the Village Cross.
It heads out along quiet country lanes towards Glazebrook for about 1.7k. There is then a loop of about 1.6k at the furthest end near Glazebrook railway station before returning along the outbound route to Hollins Green. The finish is in centre of the village, near to the start.
The 5k route has been accurately measured by an accredited course measurer. 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.
| Year||Male winner||Club||Time||Female winner||Club||Time||Finishers||Last finisher|
|2016|| Christian Prior|| Salford Harriers||16:03|| Lisa Craig|| Altrincham & DAC||18:29||229||45:00|
|2015|| Gavin Tomlinson|| Trafford AC||15:53|| Diane McVey|| Wilmslow RC||18:26||170||39:21|
|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. [Please note that the course changed substantially in 2015.]
|Year||Male Team||Female Team|
|2016|| South Cheshire Harriers|| Spectrum Striders RC|
|2015|| Spectrum Striders RC|| Wilmslow RC|
|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|