Oldham 10k Race Information
Thank you for entering the Oldham 10k
Second in the Milltown Race Series is the popular Oldham 10k which will see full road closures to accommodate the race which is now in its fourth year and back by very popular demand!
This web page provides you with important information about the event!
Free 10k event parking is located at The Oldham College car park, accessed on The A669 Middleton Rd, opposite and slightly West of Oldham Leisure Centre.
There will be free parking in other Council car parks throughout the day for the duration of 3 hours from 8am located in the town centre.
Runners will need to get a ticket (to prove what time they arrived and that they are within the 3 hours).
Spectators and runners are not to park at the Oldham Leisure Centre.
Registration, baggage and facilities
Registration opens 07:45am on Sunday 19th June 2016 and closes at 9am, the registration venue will be the Oldham Leisure Centre, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6AF
Ask at reception to be directed to the registration area. If you have pre-registered please give your name and we will supply you with your race number.
Race start time is 9:30am, please ensure you are at the start line for 9:15am for final race brief and a welcome from the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Derek Heffernan. The start line is located on the High Street area of Oldham Town Centre, which is a short walk from Oldham Leisure Centre via West Street.
Please take time to fill in the medical information on the back of your race number. Complementary tea and coffee will be available in the registration area. There will be an area in the sport centre to store baggage safely and there are adequate changing areas and showers.
The route, which is much flatter than the October Half Marathon, starts from High Street in the Oldham Town Centre and takes participants on a journey that will see them cover ground through Oldham Town Centre, Shaw and Royton, before returning to the start point and finishing line for a warm, and well deserved reception from friends, family and supporters at the event.
There will be temporary road closures in place on race day to ensure your safety and will be a water station situated about halfway round the run route and at the finish line.
It is strongly advised that you familiarise yourself with the route before the event, we will have adequate direction signage in place, and volunteer marshals who are kindly there to help, but it is your responsibility to know the route, if you get lost it is not the marshals fault!
Please take the time to thank the volunteer marshals who have given up their time to support the event and help keep you safe.
There are marshals on the route for your safety please listens to any advice they may give, especially when crossing road junctions.
If you wish to retire from the race please tell the nearest marshal and they will take your race number.
If you suffer any injury and can’t move on, see the nearest marshal, or wait for the rear cycling marshal who will advise race HQ.
Headphones are not allowed, if a marshal sees runners with I pods they will take their number and they will be disqualified, this is for your own safety.
There is a drink station located approximately half way around the route, please listen to the staff and dispose of your water bottle responsibly where we can clear up afterwards.
We have notified local residents of the event but please be courteous to others we don’t want to give runners a bad name!
Please remember, although we have road closures in place on the day, your safety is your responsibility, please take care.
Prizes and other information
All finishers will receive a medal and a smile. Cash prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd Males and Females, 1st Male team, 1st Female team. Prize for 1st under 18yrs Male and Female and Male and Female vets.
Sports Physio UK will be at the finish line to tend to any aching limbs.