The Bury 10K is back for 2023 and is guaranteed to be a fun and friendly event. Part of the new Bury Running Festival, which encompasses the Bury 10K, Bury 10 Mile and Bury Fun Run, there truly is an event for everyone.
Staged in partnership with Bury Council, since the Bury 10K launched in 2016 it has continued to grow in popularity. Starting and finishing close to The Rock, the course is suitable for all abilities, whether you’re a beginner just starting out on your fitness journey or an experienced runner looking for a personal best.
So, if you’re looking to get motivated, pull on those trainers and take on a new challenge, then this one is for you.
Other runners say
“This was my fourth year running the Bury 10km. It gets better every time. A good PB course, but also inclusive for everyone.”2019 Post Event Survey Bury 10K
“The local crowds cheered and clapped all the way round and the marshals and organising was fab, will definitely be back next year.”Dawn Flanagan
Entries are OPEN.
Entrants must be 15 years or over on event day
Run For All encourage people of all abilities to take part in the Bury 10K. Please contact us in advance with any specific requirements
- Chip timing
- Finisher’s goody bag
- Quality tech T-shirt
- Exclusive medal
- A fantastic experience!
|07.00||Race office, baggage store and assembly zones open|
|09.15||Bury 10K warm up|
|09.30||Bury 10K starts|
|10.00||First male finisher expected|
|10.05||First female finisher expected|
(Subject to Change)
Further details of the location and opening times of the race office will be made available closer to event day.
Our baggage store is located in the event village area, in Parson's lane car park. Please ensure your bags are dropped in good time to make your way to your assembly zone.
Bottled water is available on course and at the finish. Please see the route map for locations. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.
The Bury 10K partners with several local and national charities. Our partner charities will have a presence within the event village to meet and greet their runners and raise awareness of the important work of those good causes.
Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. In addition there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish
Food and Drink
There are a number of bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants, and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.
SHOKZ – approved headphones for RUN FOR ALL events
Using bone conduction technology award winning SHOKZ (formerly AfterShokz) deliver stereophonic sound through your cheekbones to your inner ear.
This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises as well as race instructions from marshals and fellow competitors -potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.
Bone-conduction is exclusively approved for use by UK Athletics. Official Headphone Partners of England, Scottish, Welsh Athletics and Athletics Northern Ireland.
15% discount offer.
There is a 15% discount offer for all Run for All entrants. To receive this discount, entrants must purchase SHOKZ headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact us form here.
Race number information
Race number Collection
The Bury Running Festival is a collection only event. You’ll need to pick up your race number before or on event day
Further details on collection location and opening times will be made available closer to event day.
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
How to get there
Travelling by car
Bury is 8 miles from Manchester city centre with direct links to and from the M60 and M66 (Take J2 to Bury) providing easy access to the rest of Greater Manchester and the North West.
A number of car parks are located close to the event village:
Castle Leisure Centre
Millgate Shopping Centre
Please visit here for car park details including parking charges and ensure that you have planned your journey and where you will park in advance.
Please be aware that Parsons Lane Car Park will be hosting the event village and will therefore be closed on both Saturday and Sunday of event weekend. Please also avoid parking in private car parks with customer and time restrictions.
Travelling by bus
There are extensive options for travel into Bury via bus, for further detail on appropriate bus routes and journey times click here.
Travelling by train and tram
Frequent, direct trains carry visitors into Manchester. From there, take one of the frequent Metrolink trams (approx. 30 mins) to the Interchange in Bury town centre. For more information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.
To explore tram services and times, and other local public transport options, click here.