The women's race starts at 1:30pm and is three laps (ABCEFGHIJ -> BCEFGHIJ -> BCEFGHIJ -> Finish) - it's the same as the men's route, except the women get to miss out on the joys of the barren wasteland that is the "Papal Field"!
The men's race starts at 2:30pm and is three large laps (ABCDEFGHIJ -> BCDEFGHIJ -> BCDEFGHIJ -> Finish).
Race numbers will be collected by a member of the committee and distributed before the race. Remember to keep your race number safe - you will need the same number for all Manchester Area League events this winter!
No entries on the day
The Manchester Area League are no longer accepting entries on the day of the event - if you haven't signed up for our cross country championships this year but want to take part, please get in touch!
There are various car parks available - it will cost £1.50 to park.
The nearest car park to the start/finish can be accessed through the St Margaret's Road entrance (M25 2GT). There is another car park off the A576 Middleton Road, which is about a 10-minute walk away from the start/finish, and another car park off the A6044 Sheepfoot Lane, which is about a 15-minute walk from the start/finish.
The nearest tram stop is Heaton Park, which is on Bury Old Road. If you're traveling from Manchester city centre, catch the Bury service.
It is a 10-15 minute walk to the start/finish area. From the tram stop, cross the road and enter the park through the gates, then head straight until you come to a T-junction. Turn left here - the start/finish area is at the top of the hill on the right-hand side.
The nearest bus stop is next to the tram stop on Bury Old Road. The 135 runs regularly from Piccadilly Gardens.
More information for the race is available from the Manchester Area Cross Country League website.