About the races - Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run

Date of races: Sunday, 8 October 2023

The event is one of the highlights of our sporting calendar and has already raised tens of thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

Whichever run you choose, you'll be starting and finishing on The Esplanade, near the stunning Rochdale Town Hall, one of the finest buildings in Europe.

Our traffic-free courses retain an exciting and varied feel, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breathtaking countryside. 

All courses will be fully marshalled, traffic-free, signed and have water stations at regular intervals. All runs are chip timed. There'll be a medal for completing the half marathon, 10K and fun run. The fun run is suitable for all the family – you can walk, jog, skip, or even wear fancy dress.

Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters 

The event is sponsored by leading prestige motor retail centre, Williams BMW Rochdale.

The event is supported by footwear, clothing and accessories retailer Up and Running.

Clinical experts from Rochdale’s Sports Physio UK will be providing professional advice and sports massage on the day, as well as pre and post-race support.


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