Frequently Asked Questions - Warrington Running Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the event chip timed?

What is the minimum age for this event?
kids-any age | 10k-15 | HM-17
It’s optional if parents want to join in the Junior race, although highly recommended for anyone under 9. Any supporting adults, don’t need to enter the race.

Is there a time restriction to complete the race?
Yes, due to road closures in place, please get in contact with us at [email protected] if you plan to take more than 3hrs to complete your race as we may need to make special arrangements around the course and event village.

Can I transfer my entry to a friend?
No, ballot places can not be transferred to other runners, if you have a friend that would like to run, there is still opportunity to enter for a £50 donation to the RunThrough Foundation, this can be purchased HERE.

Will there be a water station on the course?
Yes, we will have a bottled water station out on the course which you will pass 3 times on the Half Marathon, and once on the 10k.

Am I allowed to wear headphones?
Headphones are not permitted, unless bone conducting. Should you choose to wear these, we ask you keep the volume low in order to remain aware of your surroundings at all times and can hear any marshal instructions during the race.

When will I get the add on RTKit I ordered with my entry?
This will be available to collect at the RTKit Stall with your race pack in the market square, or on the day. Please have your email confirmation ready to show to our staff. No T-shirts will be posted out prior to the race.

Where is the best place to spectate?
We advise staying within the event village to be sure you catch the finish! We ask spectators heading out on to the course to be aware of the road closures in place throughout the morning.

Will there be a prize giving?
There will be a prize giving on the stage at 10:00am for the top 3 male and female 10k finishers, and at 11:00 for the Half Marathon.
The top 3 male and female age group winners can expect an email reward in the week following the race.

There will also be prize money (£200- 1st | £150- 2nd | £100- 3rd) sent out, only for those who beat the following times:
10k Men’s Sub 30:30 mins, Women’s Sub 34 mins
Half Marathon- Men’s Sub 67:30 mins, Women’s Sub 75 mins
Check out our podium and photo wall to get your celebratory pictures!