The very best in community based, family-friendly sports days (or just good-to-be-outdoors days).
Whether you are an accomplished runner or a relative beginner; a supporter of a whizzy kid, or just looking for the heart of your community and the perfect picnic venue… This Lymm Trail Races on 1st July is the place to be.
The Lymm Festival Trail Races offer a kids fun run, a 5K and a 10K race, all based at the lovely site that is Lymm High School. A lap around the playing field for the fun run then extends into the woods of Helsdale and Spud Wood for the 5K and 10K races.
Organised by Lymm Runners, with refreshments available from the PTA, this is the perfect place to spend a summer’s morning. The races start and finish on the playing fields at Lymm High School, Oughtrington Lane, Lymm, WA13 0RB.
The race timings are as follows:
- 10.30am – Children’s Fun Run
- 11.00am – 5km Trail Race
- 12.00 noon – 10km Trail Race
The Children’s Fun Run takes place on Lymm High School playing fields and is a course of approximately 1 mile or 1.6km. This year young runners will set off in pursuit of our intrepid Woodland Warrior! We believe he has been training very hard for this year’s race so we will need some super-speedy runners to try to catch him.
We are encouraging entrants to dress up as superheroes! A prize will be awarded for the best-dressed boy superhero and girl superhero (we like superheroes).
All profits from the Fun Run go to the Woodland Trust, the wonderful charity that manages Spud Wood. Parents or carers are welcome to accompany/support their children during the Fun Run if needed, but please keep the family dog at home as dogs are not permitted on Lymm High School playing fields.
5 & 10K Course
The route for the 5km and 10km races starts on the running track on the playing fields at Lymm High School, goes around the playing fields, along a footpath through Helsdale Wood, around Spud Wood and then returns to the playing fields to finish. The 5km race is one lap of the above route and the 10km race is two laps of the same route.
Under certain circumstances (dry conditions!) we may choose to reverse the route to feature an ascent of the infamous Hellsdale Hill… always popular 🙂
To enter, simply register online. This year we are offering early bird discounts!
From June 1st, online entry prices are:
* Fun Run £5
* 5k (ages 12-15) £10
* 5k (ages 16+) £12 less £2 for UKA membership
* 10km £14 less £2 for UKA membership
Race numbers are not posted out and you will need to collect yours from the registration desk on the day.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) …and Race Rules
More information can be found on our FAQ page – including race rules.
Photos and video footage will be taken on the day for the sole purpose of providing you with a record of what promises to be a great day – and promoting the event on the Lymm Runners website.
The photos taken will be available via a link from this webpage to you for free download.