The Hoylake 10k Coastal Run has a fine history on the Wirral and has been held annually for the past 25-years, with runners from near and far taking part to raise funds for the UTS Foundation.
This event has been very popular over the years and we anticipate a strong interest this year. We strongly recommend entering as early as possible. We will review entries once we have hit 1000 entries
UTS Run Club took over the organisation of this popular event in 2018 and we were blown away by the response. This years event will be bigger and better. The UTS Run Club is a non-profit organisation, and the funds raised from this year’s race will honour the already established tradition of supporting local good causes, and will be used to help fund the UTS Foundation.
The UTS Foundation works to change the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community, supporting anyone who has had, or has, cancer; providing exercise therapy and rehabilitation for free, forever. The broader purpose of the UTS Foundation is to provide accessible and free structured coaching, health, and well-being sessions to a range of community groups from all across the Wirral. Also, targeting the Youth of our peninsula and helping them to gain confidence, fitness, and positive life-long health behaviours.
The 2019 Hoylake 10k will take place on Sunday 15th Sept at 10:45am and will start on the promenade directly opposite the Community Centre. As per England Athletics guidelines, the minimum age for the is 15.
The run starts on the North Parade promenade opposite The Parade Hoylake Community Centre. It proceeds along the sea front on the promenade (with majestic views), dropping onto the Meols embankment for a short distance, joining the rangers’ trail and through the gates, through the car park by Leasowe Lighthouse (drink station) and continuing back onto the embankment towards the Leasowe Castle Hotel. Then at the 5km marker, runners return back along the same route (with a change of view that is no less phenomenal than the one that carried you out).
The course is generally flat with markers at every km and Radio-contact stewards positioned along the route for safety and guidance.
1. There will be Drinks Stations just before the mid-way point (Leasowe Lighthouse car park), and one at the Finish.
2. First Aid Cover – St Johns Ambulance Brigade.
3. Raynet radio-contact marshals at each km marker.
4. Changing Facilities and Bag Drop if required in the Community Centre (Bags left at owners risk)
5. Toilets will be available in the Centre.
6. Refreshments (Drinks/Tea/Coffee available in the Centre’s Coffee Bar).
7. Free Car Parking, if required, in the Community Centre and also along the Promonade. (follow signs on the day). Car sharing is encouraged.
Commemorative Medal for all runners who register and take part.
We wholeheartedly encourage fund raising, and we are happy for you to take part and raise money for the charity of your choice.
However, those who take part and commit to raising funds for the UTS Foundation will receive a Special Edition T-shirt to run in on the day and will be entered into a prize draw for a free six-month membership at the UTS Gym.
If your family or friends take photos of the run, please send the best ones to our email address no later than a fortnight after the run. (However, we may not be able to use all the photos submitted because of the limited space on the website).
We will be running a competition for the best on-the-day photo, and the winner will receive free entry into the 2020 event, plus a months free membership to UTS Gym.
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN
There will be a kids 1 mile fun run which will start at 10.00. Entry to this is £2 and will act as a donation to the UTS Foundation and all participants will received a medal and goody bag. Please register for the Kids 1 Mile on the day of the event in the community center. Open to ages 5- 14.