Warrington Running Festival | Run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

COUNTDOWN TO THE WORLD’S FIRST FREE TO ENTER, CHIP TIMED, ROAD CLOSED RUN!

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WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE WARRINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL 2023 WILL BE A PART OF THE RUNTHROUGH FOUNDATION’S FREE EVENT INITIATIVE.

100% OF RACE PLACES ARE 100% FREE TO ENTER. ENTRY WILL BE BALLOTED DUE TO EXPECTED HIGH DEMAND

The race will be part funded by RunThrough Events (GW Active) in partnership with LetsDoThis. In addition, we welcome any donations to be made of any amount or the opportunity for further partners to get on board. We also invite people to run for the RunThrough foundation and raise money. Any surplus money raised for the event will go into bringing the same initiative to another town in an effort to spread the joys of running across the UK!

Hometown of RunThrough events co-founder Ben Green, the Warrington Running Festival is an opportunity to give back to the town that has supported his lifelong running journey. In partnership with the Warrington Borough Council, the RunThrough Foundation team aims to transform the community’s approach to active and healthy living by providing access to all.

ABOUT THE RUNTHROUGH FOUNDATION

The RunThrough Foundation are working to build an active and healthy nation, inspired to create stronger community connections by running together.

Running is the most easily accessible sport, with little to no barrier to entry and countless mental and physical benefits that everyone should experience.

By opening the door on mass participation running events for those who wouldn’t otherwise experience one we are binning the excuses and sharing the magic of running with the nation.

THE RUNTHROUGH FOUNDATION MISSION

 

The RunThrough foundation mission is to empower people from low-income areas across the UK to transform their lives and mental wellbeing through equal access to running events, training programmes and workshops.

Anyone put on some trainers and step outside the door to go for a run but roughly only 10% of the UK population participate in running. That means there are millions of people yet to experience not only the mental and physical benefits of running events but the powerful social aspects too.

INCLUSIVITY

We support and provide opportunities to individuals from all backgrounds by enabling every member of the community to get involved in exceptional running events.

COLLABORATION

We work with communities, businesses, and local governments to address barriers to physical activity faced by individuals. Together we create long-lasting and sustainable positive impacts.

Entry Process

EXCELLENCE

We are committed to delivering well-organised, quality running events that improve the mental and physical health of local community members. Our support continues well-beyond the end of each race.

Wave 1 Announced Jan 31st
Wave 2 Announced March 31st
Wave 3 Announced May 30th
Final Wave Announced July 31st 
You can select your chosen distance at the next stage of sign up.
On each of the above dates, we will be contacting all of those registered for the ballot and stating whether the ballot entry has been successful. If you weren’t successful in the first wave, then don’t worry, you have another chance. Each ballot application will continue to form part of the draw during each wave. That means that if you enter the ballot early, you have multiple chances of winning a place!
For those that receive a place in the ballot, a unique code will be contained within the email with a link to make your official race entry at no cost. If you do not use your code by the subsequent ballot wave, your place will be offered to another.

COME JOIN US

Join us for the Warrington Running Festival. Run a Half Marathon, 10k or 5k in and around Warrington Town Centre. Starting and finishing at the Town Hall’s iconic Golden Gates, this event has a road closed, flat and fast route that will provide the perfect opportunity to push yourself to a chip timed, personal best.

THE RACE

The Warrington Running Festival is in it’s third year. We at RunThrough Events have been delivering successful and highly regarded running events for 9 years; including the London Half Marathon, Cheshire 10k, Run Tatton, Run Aintree, Blackburn 10k, Leicestershire Half, Hertfordshire Half, Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon and many more, with over 120,000 runners running a RunThrough event in 2019 alone.

RUNTHROUGH EVENTS

We would like to respectfully make clear that neither this event or any person within the RunThrough Events organising team or structure has any association to the previously staged English Half Marathon, its organisers or company owners in any way.

For more information on events previously organised by RunThrough Events, please click HERE.

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