HOW TO ENTER
Entry to the Bolton 10K is a simple process. The relevant fees are:
£11* to affiliated UK Athletics club members,
£13* to unaffiliated runners.
To qualify for the cheaper entry fee, you MUST be a registered member of a running club affiliated to UK Athletics. This is for insurance purposes – membership of other ‘clubs’ or groups (e.g. a gym or fitness centre) does not count. If you enter as an affiliated runner, please indicate your club and UKA Registration Number on the entry form.
*If you enter BEFORE 31st January 2017, you qualify for an ‘Early Bird’ discount of £1 per entry. In this way, entry fees for a seventh consecutive year are £10 to affiliated UKA club members or £12 to unaffiliated runners.
Entries are accepted via both online methods and the traditional postal process! To avoid disappointment, it is recommended you book your place early:
ONLINE, via the web…
Please note that an additional processing fee may be charged, but no stamps and other postage costs are incurred. Assuming the entry limit is not reached beforehand, the closing date for online applications is Wednesday 19th April 2017.
OFFLINE, via post…
Download the 2017 Bolton 10K ENTRY FORM in PDF format here or click on the entry form image below.
You can collect entry forms from the Leverhulme Park athletics and community facility, and the gyms at Total Fitness (on Waters Meeting Road by The Valley), Xercise4less (on Manchester Road) and David Lloyd (on Chorley Street). There are also plenty to pick up at supporters’ premises, including Up&Running (on Deansgate in Manchester) and University of Bolton’s SSIC department (at the side of Bolton One). They will also be available at road and cross country races at which Bolton United Harriers members are participating.
Please mail your appropriate entry fee and completed slip (please use official form – one for each runner) to:
214 Bradshaw Meadows
Cheques should be made payable to “Bolton United Harriers & AC”.
Your contact details will not be passed on to any third parties, so please have confidence in providing an email address to confirm your entry and receive further race details.
You DO NOT need to enclose a self-addressed envelope (SAE) for your race number and chip. These will only be available for collection at Race Registration on the day. Assuming the entry limit is not reached beforehand, the closing date for postal applications is Sunday 16th April 2017.
Under UKA rules, the minimum age for a 10km race is 15.
The Bolton 10K race is strictly limited to 850 entrants. Once the limit is reached, we cannot accept further entries under any circumstances. So get your entry in early!
We regret that self-propelled wheelchairs and hand-cycles are not permitted as parts of the course may be unsuitable.
For reasons of safety, participants agree to ‘run’ the course and not use roller skates/bicycles/wheelbarrows or other mobility related objects e.g. skipping ropes. ‘Props’ and costumes that may inhibit others cannot be used. Dogs (and other pets) are also not permitted.
The use of headphones for MP3 players is strongly discouraged and may result in disqualification as marshal instructions cannot be heard.
BUH&AC makes every effort to ensure that this race is held as scheduled. However, in the event of causes outside our control triggering a race cancellation, please note that our policy is to not refund entry fees. An event of this scale is many months in the planning and there is considerable attendant cost, much of which is either spent or committed well ahead of the event.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY FOR THE 10K RACE. Due to data entry limitations and medical requirements, we regret that we also cannot transfer entries if someone is unable to make the race. Entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred.
The Fun-Run follows a route approximately one mile in length and begins at the earlier time of 9am.
It is an open-age run and ideal for the supporters of Bolton 10K runners, with an emphasis on under-15s.
The relevant fees are:
£4 for pre-entries (enter online [see below] or by post using the downloadable PDF ENTRY FORM)
£5 for entry on the day (payment taken in CASH ONLY at the Bolton 10K Registration area).
Fun-Run ‘pre-entry’ closing dates are the same as for the Bolton 10K.
The postal address also remains the same – just substitute “Fun Run” for “Bolton 10K”. Online entry may incur a small processing fee as with the 10K race (though postage costs are avoided), and is available at UK Results / UK Forms / BookitZone. Clicking the logos will also take you straight there!
Adults may accompany their children (and are encouraged to do so for under-8s) at no extra charge.
The route is traffic-free and flat.
As indicated by the route line (coloured orange) and waypoints [letters] in the Venue Map and Route Map (see the RACE section), the start and finish are the same as for the 10K race, located on the outside running track [A].
Exiting the track after approximately 200m [W], the route goes due north along the park road just past a park bench [X]. The ends of two football pitches are crossed [Y] before skirting the length of the pitches and joining the pavement close to the stadium [Z]. The route re-enters the stadium [V-W] and continues clockwise around the track to the finish.
Marshals will indicate all turning points.
No timings or placing positions are officially available for the Fun-Run, though runners will have race numbers. Participants will also receive a commemorative medal and surprise memento at the finish.