Northwich Festival of Running 2020

Sunday July 12th 2020

What is the Festival of Running?

A Sunday of family entertainment based around three races/ runs around some fantastic parkland trails (“hidden” on the doorstep of Northwich Town Centre).

A 10k and 5k trail race and 2k family fun run, with medals and chip timing.

This year, proceeds of our runs shall be going to the local charity The Joshua Tree, supporting families across the North West living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer. Read more here: www.thejoshuatree.org.uk.

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The race shall start at Northwich’s Carey Park.

Both routes shall start in Carey Park, and continue up around the back of Marbury, back to the start.

A map of both routes can be seen below.

Entry on the Day

Minimum age of entry (per distance): 2k: all ages 5k: 11 yrs on the day of the race 10k: 15 yrs on the day of the race

Start Times

2k: 9:00 am
5k: 09:45 am
10k: 11:00 am

Entry Fee

2k Fun Run: £3
5k: £15
10k: £18


Fun Run

There will be a 2k Fun Run aimed at all ages and abilities. For anyone under 16, accompanying parents and grandparents are welcome and encouraged.


The 5k takes you into Northwich woodlands to enjoy pretty trail paths. The route heads out on Marbury Lane and around the tranquil Dairy House Meadows, crossing back to pass Lesley’s Leap and Haydn’s Pool before re-joining the lane and heading to the finish.


The 10k leads you around Northwich woodlands on pretty trail paths. The route will pass through Dairy House Meadows and into Marshall’s Wood and Anderton before crossing the Trent and Mersey Canal to take in the peaceful countryside setting of Marbury Park. From here you will re-join Marbury Lane to the finish.

Race Numbers

Race numbers can be collected on the day from the race village

Race Day Photos

Race photos will be provided free of charge by Mick Hall Photos