In a ground-breaking initiative, a new race format for Warrington has been created by all the athletics and running clubs in Warrington coming together.
A resurgence in running over the last few years has seen hundreds of new runners taking to the track, road and countryside to participate in running events organised by clubs. Whether for health, social or "pursuit of excellence" goals, Warrington has seen many more people participating in the races and leagues organised by the existing clubs in the area over the last few years and race entries for events have climbed to unprecedented levels.
In order to support this surge and generate a way for the clubs to co-operate more fully in providing great races, great membership benefits and great opportunities to continue to grow in the future, the five athletics clubs based in the Warrington area have formed the Warrington Road Race Grand Prix series as the pinnacle of racing in the area.
Each club have nominated a race from their calendar to be their contribution to the overall series of races throughout the year and the results from all 5 races will determine who the first Grand Prix series winners are for Warrington. There are trophies and prizes for each male and female winner of the series with additional male and female awards for the veteran category winners.
The nominated 2017 races are
|Date||Time||Race||Organising Club||Race info|
|25-Mar-2017||10:30am||WRC 5 mile trail race||Warrington Running Club||web site - Facebook|
|17-Jun-2017||4pm||Hollins Green 5k||Spectrum Striders RC||web site|
|29-Jun-2017||Warrington 10k||Warrington Road Runners|
|9-Jul-2017||Lymm Festival Trail 10k||Lymm Runners|
|Sep-2017||Olympians 8 miles (Victoria Park)||Warrington AC|
With more than a thousand runners expected to enter this series of races interest and excitement is high to see who will be crowned the first champions of Warrington.
As a new race, the date & time for the last race will be finalised nearer the time.
The following clubs are organising the races in the Warrington 2017 GP:
Spectrum Striders RC
Warrington Road Runners