Organised by runners for runners, the Birchwood 10K is Spectrum Striders' flag-ship Summer running event. With a fast course on fully or partly closed roads, you will be supported all the way by our dedicated and enthusiastic club members to give you a race to remember. We are proud to see so many familiar faces return to run the race year after year.
The 10Km course starts close to the Birchwood Shopping Centre and takes in local roads and paths before heading towards the rural village of Croft. A testing trio of rises over motorway bridges then brings you back to the cheering crowds on the finishing straight on Birchwood Boulevard.
We are continuing our mission to make our 10K into the Greenest race in the Northwest: a custom wooden medal, reducing the use of all plastics (and making sure that any we do use are fully recycled) and making it easy to car-share to the race. There will be a finisher's t-shirt (produced from 100% recycled materials) but, we are really excited to announce that we have partnered with The Mersey Forest to give you the option of making a donation towards their project to plant 10 million new trees instead of collecting a t-shirt. The Mersey Forest is a growing network of woodlands and green spaces
across Cheshire and Merseyside, creating 'Woodlands on
your doorstep' for 25 years. The trees you plant will help to combat climate change, support wildlife and provide green spaces for people to enjoy.
On the day instructions will be emailed to you in the month leading up to the event & numbers will be available for collection on the day at Race HQ.
Additionally, the race is supported by the New Balance outlet store in Birchwood shopping centre - runners will be able to enjoy a discount on race-day purchases at the shop.
If you enter the race and are unable to run for whatever reason, we are unable to offer refunds or allow deferment to the following year, due to our significant up front costs of staging this event. You can, however, transfer your entry to another runner at no cost.
In the event of cancellation due to extreme or exceptional circumstances, sadly refunds cannot be given due to the fixed upfront costs of staging the race.
Transfer of Race Entries:
Transfers will only be accepted if made via the entry website, using the “Transfer my entry” button. You must not swap your race number without using the free transfer facility. You will only need to supply the email address for the person you are transferring to and they will receive a link to create their own entry. We would much prefer all changes to be done before race day, but we can accept changes up to race day. On the day changes may be possible, but please arrive at Race HQ early! We can’t guarantee that late changes will be correct in the on-the-day results, although we will make all reasonable efforts to have correct names in the final results.