ARCHIVED RACE: Urbanathlon @ Manchester on 31 July 2011

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Urbanathlon Manchester 2011
  • Distance (KMs): 5
  • Date: 31 July 2011
  • Start Time: 12.00
  • Venue: SportCity, Manchester
  • Best Time (Men): 00:28.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:30.00
  • Organised By: John Dwan
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? At finish
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Meg team prizes, see website

Race Description

Manchester – Sunday 31st July 2011 @ SportCity – 5km

You’ll run, crawl, climb, slide, laugh, scramble and dangle through a challenging, totally original urban-obstacle course around East Manchester… Start on the 2002 Commonwealth Games track, stagger up the `Stairway to Heaven` at the MCFC stadium, take on the fireman’s water slide, pick your way through the spiders web, scramble up the giant haystack, attack the rock climbing wall, vault over derelict cars and much, much more!!
Be an urban-athlete…and you’ll never, ever forget or regret it!
All welcome; weekend warriors, fun runners, uniformed services, charity runners.
Each competitor receives a limited edition t-shirt and finishers medal
*Also, check out the brilliant, family friendly ‘Party in the Park’ festival in Phillips Park post race with fun fair, live music, arts festival and loads more to do. An unmissable day out!
Start times from noon in waves every 10mins, no queuing at obstacles!

The course will have 15 exciting & challenging obstacles, will be a shorter distance of 5k and will have excellent course signs, loads of keen volunteer marshals, there is free on site car parking, excellent on site changing & toilets, and a fantastic goody bag for all finishers!

Runners can register as an individual or as a team which requires three people, each completing the course. Teams can be single sex or mixed.

Team Information:
A team consists of three (3) individuals. You may enter as an all male team, an all female team, or a mixed sex team, all runners must be of 14yrs on 31st July 2011. Each team member runs the complete race, you can run as a team together to tackle the obstacles or separately. Once the last team member crosses the finish line, the final team time is calculated by combining all three times. There are a number of team entry sections with fantastic prizes.
• Community Team
• Corporate Team
• Uniformed Service Team
• Charity Team
• NHS Team
• Student Team
• Junior Team (14yrs to 16yrs only)

Also taking place: Glasgow – Sunday 12th June 2011 @ Linn Park – 7km & Edinburgh – Sunday 25th September 2011 – Arthur’s Seat – 10km
The Sports Enterprise Challenge Ltd. Unit G3, Barton Hall Estate, Hardy St. Eccles, Manchester M30 7NB.

Tel: 0845 1300849 and email: web site:

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