Race Information

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Sunday 25th July

Address: Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5AS

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///trim.safely.broom for exact event village location.)

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.

Start Times:

10.00AM – HALF MARATHON
10.50AM –10k
11.00AM –5k

PLEASE NOTE: THE TIMINGS FOR THE RACE MAY DIFFER TO PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED BUT ARE REQUIRED TO GET YOU ALL STARTED SAFELY AND ALIGN WITH OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you as you are guided to the start line.

**Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE**

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Race Pack Collection

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. 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.

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. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

We will have queue markers on the floor, so please ensure when queuing you are 2m from another runner.

When you receive 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!

Collection Times:

HALF MARATHON – 8:30-9:30
10k – 9:20-10:20
5k – 9:30-10:30

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

Race Start 

Within the event village you will see the directional signage guiding to the start line. Each start area will be marked out to help prepare you all into your start formations with help from the marshals. When arriving please familiarise yourself with the start area.

Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, all 2m apart, being started every few seconds.

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE WAVES.

Toilets

There will be toilets available near the event village for you to use which will be signposted, please look out for the yellow signs. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

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 red 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

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.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a very limited amount of water at the water station. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.
Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

Spectators

Due to trying to limit the numbers gathering within the event village area, we please ask that you refrain from bringing spectators to the event.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

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.
Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.
If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

Macmillan

Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Pictures

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.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Travel

By Rail
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.
By Bus
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.
By Car
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.

Social Media

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

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat and talk all things running with us!e!

​If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Run Aintree Team 🙂