runNorthwich Festive 5k

The Northwich Festive 5k is a flat and fast chip-timed 5km held on a traffic free route with less than 10m of elevation gain across the entire course.

The race is perfect for all runners whether you are chasing a PB or simply looking to blow away those festive cobwebs and offers the perfect venue to bring friends and family to support you on this 2 lap course.

The course is set in the stunning Neumann’s Flashes which make up part of the Northwich Woodlands in the heart of Cheshire. 

All finishers will receive a Christmas themed medal as well as festive refreshments at the finish line.

Race HQ will be on Marbury Lane (CW9 5LN) next to the start and finish area for the race. There is plenty of available parking in Northwich town centre close by and race HQ will offer baggage drop for those choosing to travel to the race on foot.

There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd open male and female and prizes for the 1st place masters athlete in all age categories.

Race Entry

Entry is £13 and £11 for UKA members. Entries on the day if available will be an additional £2.

Entrants must be 13 or over on race day.

Sorry no dogs or buggies.




There is not a road closure as the race is ran on a permanently traffic free route.

Each runner will be issued with a race number with a disposable timing chip on race day.

This system is user friendly. The disposable system allows runners to have more flexibility at the finish line, since the removal of the chip is not required.

If you are using the single use chip, please ensure the following to receive an accurate time:

  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified
  • Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Please note: The race number allocated to you is for use by you only. Please do not pass on the race number unless you have completed the online transfer.  The transfer entry closing date is on your confirmation email.

Unfortunately, not.  This is the first staging of this race so we are being overcautious.  It is something we plan to look at for future races.

No.  The race is a UK Athletics affiliated race and therefore dogs are not permitted.

Refunds are not available for the race but participants are able to transfer their space to someone else up until the closing date specified on the conformation email.  We do not allow deferrals to another race or to the same race the following year.

There is plenty of very low cost parking in Northwich just a short walk from Race HQ.

Toilets will be available on race day at Race HQ.

There are not.

Yes. A bag drop area can be found at Race HQ.

Yes. The race is affiliated to UK Athletics and as the course is fully closed to traffic it is permitted however please ensure the volume is low enough for you to hear instructions from marshals.

We are unable to accept wheelchair athletes at this stage due to the terrain.

We are always looking to improve the standard of our races.  Elite runners are invited to contact us at admin@runcheshire.com to check eligibility.