RUN AINTREE 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2019
Address: Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS
Please note: There is limited parking at the race course, with parking closing at 9:15am. We would advise arriving by 8:15am if you plan to secure parking on site. There is also lots of local parking should you arrive after 9:15am.
Half Marathon – 10:00am
5k – 10.50am
10k – 11.00am
All entries made on or before the Thursday 11th July should be receiving race packs in the post. If you do not receive it by the end of the day on Thursday 18th July please get in touch with us on [email protected]. If you entered on or after the Friday 12th July you will need to collect your race pack on the morning of the event from the event village. Below is what should be included in your race pack.
You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed from the Information desk. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Without your chip you will not receive an official time, there will be a £5 charge for lost chips payable on the day that will go to the event charity. If you are expecting your pack in the post and do not receive it by the end of the day on Thursday 18th July please get in touch on [email protected].
Your race number corresponds to the event you are doing, you CANNOT change distance.
When you collect your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!
You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
There will be portaloos for all runners a little walk from the Start/Finish so we recommend you take this into account and plan before the race starts.
There will be water available on every lap of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish line alongside your medal and some post race goodies!
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Good luck from Quaker! Quaker Porridge to Go squares contain the same amount of oats as a bowl of porridge* and come in three delicious flavours. Delicious enjoyed hot or cold, Quaker Porridge to Go squares are perfect for a breakfast on the go. Grab your Porridge to Go square at the finish line! *Contains same amount of oats as a 27g sachet of Quaker Oat So Simple porridge. To find our more about Quaker, head to their website HERE.
Lifeway Kefir have kindly donated some of their milk smoothies for you all to try after your race. Their products are high in protein, calcium and vitamin D and contain no added sugar. To find out more information about Lifeway and their products, check out their website HERE.
Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.
Before the race
The team from Workout Liverpool will be joining us and providing a warm up for each race. They will also have a stall in the event village so do go and chat with those guys about the great innovative classes that they have available at their top of the range facility.
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as distance markers and arrows. KM markers will be in the form of green signs, and Mile markers will be in the form of yellow signs. The course includes the paths within and around the Racecourse as well as the surrounding roads
- Half Marathon – 4 laps – SEE COURSE MAP HERE
- 10k – 2 laps – SEE COURSE MAP HERE
- 5k – 1 laps – SEE COURSE MAP HERE
We have put together a live run through of the course, take a look at our Relive video HERE
As this is a multi lap course there may be points when the lead runners will need to pass and some of the paths are narrow so please be aware of this. We also ask that you don’t use headphones in order to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and can hear any marshal instructions during the race.
The official charity for the event is Royal Liverpool Hospital Charity.
You will see them set up in the event village with their official mascot and you’ll see a number of their volunteers out around the course cheering you on! For anyone who would like to Run for the Royal, please contact [email protected].
By running for the Royal you will be given a running vest, sponsorship forms and a just giving link to help you fundraise online. You’ll also be given an exclusive goody bag when you complete the race. Every penny you raise will help to improve the facilities and services we deliver at the Royal. Contact [email protected] for more information.
In terms of spectating, there will be access to some of the grandstands and spectators are able to roam the course to watch their runners. You can see the course map HERE.
Results will be available on www.runaintree.com after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
The easiest way to reach Aintree is by train. The nearest mainline station to Aintree is Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central Station is just a short walk from Lime Street, where you can catch a train to Aintree. Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse. Use the route planner at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/journeyplanner, to find out train times.
Aintree can be reached by bus on services: 300, 310 and 345 both to and from Liverpool. For further information on bus routes, contact Merseytravel on 0151 236 7676 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk/journeyplanner.
From South Leave M6 at J21A and join M62 west. Leave M62 at J6 to join M57, follow signs for races. From North Leave M6 at J26 and join M58, follow signs for races. From Mersey Tunnels follow signs for Preston, then for A59, then signs for races.
There is limited parking at the race course, with parking closing at 9:15am. We would advise arriving by 8:15am if you plan to secure parking on site. There is also lots of local parking should you arrive after 9:15am.
Things to note!
We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @runaintree and use the hashtag #RunAintree in the build up to the race
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