Northwich Festival of Running

Sunday 7th July 2019


Northwich Festival of Running 2018 from Louise Zwanepoel on Vimeo.


Important Pre-Race Information Here

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:

Check out the Event on Facebook to keep up to date with more details, competitions and pictures from behind the scenes! Click here to be taken to Facebook.


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.

Start time:

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

Entry Fee (UKA Discounts Apply)
2k Fun Run – £3.00
5k: £12 (£10 with UKA discount)
10k: £15 (£13 with UKA discount)

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
Entry on the Day

Car Parking & Event Access

There is plenty of car parking in and around Northwich town centre, however please click here for an illustrated map of suggested car parks.

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.
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Check out the 10k Route 

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.

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 Sponsored by:
Trail Running Association Race permit