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Absolutely!! We are a community run operated for the benefit of local families and the local community! Our 2K and 5K runs, the car park, all the facilities and refreshments at the end of the run are all completely free. (We even occasionally have free chocolate at the finish but that's a suprise!)
You can run without registration but we encourage you to register to get an official time and a finishing position at the end of your run!
It also helps us as organizers to speed things up at the finish line.

Registration is free and takes 2 minute's via the Google form here Wythenshawe Community Run Registration Form
You only have to register once and will be issued with a unique run number the first time you attend the run.
Both runs start at 9am prompt but try to be on the start line and ready to run around 10-15 minutes before as there will be a safety briefing and advice on any last minute course changes
Everyone can take part and we encourage all ages and abilities but please ensure that you are fit and healthy enough to walk, jog or run 5k (3.1 miles) or 2k (1.25 miles) with us.
If you are unsure or haven't exercised for a long time please seek medical advice before taking part.
As a community run we haven't set an age limit on participation but would ask Parents and guardians to use there discretion when deciding if younger children would enjoy taking part?

As a guide children over 4 years of age are usually fine but we ask parents to run along side any children under the age of 11 or that they feel may become distressed by running alone.
We ask that all runners under the age of 11 are accompanied by an adult, during the whole of the run they must be within arms length of a parent , guardian or carer. We also ask that in this situation if either runner has to withdraw from the race for whatever reason then both runners must withdraw.
*Please do not ask to leave anyone under the age of 16 with a course marshal or race organizer whilst you run as we cannot legally accept responsibility for any child.
Yes we do but you need to register here Wythenshawe Community Run Registration form to be guaranteed a time and place! its free and very simple and you will be issued with a unique run number the first time you attend the run. We use web scorer and you can see examples of previous runs here ​Webscorer​​​

All results are posted on the webscorer website you can see previous runs here - Webscorer 
We also post results on this website and our Facebook page
We are at the Wythenshawe Park Athletic track in Wythenshawe park, Manchester M23 0PH (the entrance after the main entrance into the park if the park is on your left)
What3words for the athletic track car park is ///dogs.lands.moon
If at all possible please arrive on foot, bicycle, public transport or car share with fellow runners to reduce the impact on the environment and Wythenshawe Park's infrastructure.

Directions
By road: Leave M60 at Junction 5, or M56 at Junction 3, onto Princess Parkway; turn off onto B5166 west towards Sale Moor, then at the first traffic lights turn left towards Brooklands on the B5167, Wythenshawe Road. Drive half a mile and turn into the Park main entrance on your left. Use Postcode M23 0AB for Satnav directions. 100 metres beyond this is the entrance to the Athletics Track.

By bus: Bus 101 from Princess Parkway (heading from City Centre). Bus 179 along Altrincham Road (from Stockport direction). Bus 370 from Didsbury along Wythenshawe Road, or from Altrincham Interchange along Wythenshawe Road. Bus stops are located nearby on Princess Parkway, Wythenshawe Road and Altrincham Road

By tram: The nearest Metrolink stop is Wythenshawe Park, on the Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport line. To get to the Park and Hall, walk east along Wythenshawe Road (B5167) for about 3/4 mile. You will pass three entrances. Use the second entrance to access the Athletics Track and Cycle Hub facilities (20 minutes), and the third entrance is the main access to Wythenshawe Park and Hall (25 minutes). The park is on your right

What3words
///dogs.lands.moon
We have full access to the athletics track facilities with toilets, changing rooms and showers.
Please leave these facilities as you would like to find them.
We have a large free car park - The car park is one way so please follow all signage and park in marked bays
We always have at least two qualified first aiders at the run, we have two fully stocked first aid kits and a defibrillator on site.
Please ask one of our team for any help you think you may need.
We have full access to the athletics track facilities with toilets, changing rooms and showers.
Please leave these facilities as you would like to find them.
We have full access to the athletics track changing rooms
Please leave these facilities as you would like to find them.

Please be aware that all personal belongings are left at the owners risk. Wythenshawe Community Run do not accept responsibility for property stolen or damaged.
We provide free refreshments for all runners at the end of the run, theres a choice of water, Vimto or Vimto orange.
It is mostly traffic free and the 2K is completely off road but please take care near roads and car parks especially the road near to the tennis courts that leads to the main Wythenshawe Park car park.
Please congregate away from the car parks when you arrive and be careful in particular if you have children.
If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late and please park considerately.

The 2K starts at the athletics track and the start and finish are in the same place, you complete a clockwise circuit of the track then head out through the gates and across the car park.

Go right down the side of the bike area then turn left into the woods and follow this path all the way to the end of the tennis courts,

Turn right then run passed the tennis courts on your right to the the 2K turn around point.

Turn around and reverse the run back to the track then complete a anti-clockwise circuit of the track and finish where you started.

All major turns are fully marshaled, both courses are on mixed terrain around the grounds of Wythenshawe park, it is very flat and apart from a small section through a wooded area, its all on paths and tracks – Please take care on grass or on tarmac and especially in wet/freezing conditions, Watch out for cyclists, other participants, pedestrians, children, dogs, vehicles, fallen branches, mud, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.


The 5K starts at the athletics track and the start and finish are in the same place, you complete an clockwise circuit of the track then head out through the gates and across the car park and turn right down the side of the bike area.

Turn left into the woods and follow this path all the way to the end of the tennis courts, turn right then run passed the tennis courts on your right and passed the 2K turn around point!

Follow this road all the way up to Altrincham Road and turn left run down the cycle path and turn left back into the park.

Follow 100 meters to the bridge and turn left follow this path towards the statue then turn left down the side of Wythenshawe Hall,

Follow this path passed the cafe on your right to the main road and turn left, complete a second circuit of this loop and when you go passed the cafe for a second time turn right at the junction and cross the road (carefully) turn left down the side of the tennis courts back towards the track.

Follow this path all the way back to the bike area, turn right then left at the gate and follow it back to the track and complete a anti-clockwise circuit to the finish line where you started.

All major turns are fully marshaled, both courses are on mixed terrain around the grounds of Wythenshawe park, it is very flat and apart from a small section through a wooded area, its all on paths and tracks – Please take care whether on grass or on tarmac and especially in wet/freezing conditions, Watch out for cyclists, other participants, pedestrians, children, dogs, vehicles, fallen branches, mud, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
Yes, we have a full team of course marshals for every run plus a start / finish / timing team on the running track.
These are all volunteers so a quick thank you as you run passed is always appreciated.
Yes, You are welcome to take part with a dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld lead and runners pushing single buggies are also welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.
Unfortunately not. Due to the nature of the park with barriers, road crossings and bollards creating hazards for wheelchair users
As a community run we don't have a cut off time as we want everyone to enjoy our run. .
We allow all our participants to Walk, Run or Jog at there own pace and for a 5k this can usually be achieved in an hour or less but we will always wait for the tail runner and the last runner to return to the track.
There are course marshals at all major points around the course so if you need to withdraw please inform a marshal and they will help you get back to the track!
We are a community run so If you see someone in distress or with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible - Race HQ number is 07518792719
Once you have run our event a few times please consider volunteering to marshal as our event only goes ahead because of the generosity of our marshals and without sufficient cover we will need to cancel. There is a Google form on the VOLUNTEERS tab at the top of this page
We have had several participants of the Duke of Edinburgh awards volunteer with us so if any young person is interested in completing their volunteering with us please talk to one of the team at the run.

We can promise a warm, inclusive and rewarding experience.
We have three main types of volunteers.

1. Course marshals
2. Start / Finish / Timing
3. Tail runner

All volunteers receive full training and instructions from our organizing volunteers and if its something you have never done before why not just give it a try as it is very rewarding and is an excellent way for people of all ages to build their skill set.