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Sunday 6th September

Our Partners 2017 is our fabulous fifth Wigan 10k Following the amazing success of our previous four races, Joining Jack, along with our event partners, is delighted to bring you our best event yet seeyouonthestartline#

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Fantastic 4,000 runners means we need YOU! Last year’s race saw more just short of 3,650 runners register to take part, crowds of people lining the streets to cheer them on and a team of more than 70 volunteers making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. The end result? Around £100,000 being raised for a host of charities as well as event organisers Joining Jack. This year we want to break all previous records and hit a fantastic 4,000 runners so we are going to need even more volunteers to help us pull this off. If you or someone that you know would be interested in helping us on the day, please get in touch. E-mail us at

as been working hard with supporting partners Wigan Council and the WLC


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Last Year’s Race testimonials "A brilliant event! It is now the highlight of the year in Wigan" Donna Hall, Chief Executive, Wigan Council

"This is how to organise a 10k and should used as a blueprint for all other towns" runner, David Howard

"The best organised 10k I have ever known, well done! It’s great to feel part of it" runner, Anthony Whitby

"Again it was my absolute pleasure to be involved. The team I brought on the day also thoroughly enjoyed it and have already expressed a wish to be involved next year." Lewis McAndrew, director, Fylde Coast Running

The 2017Route The race route for 2017 is identical to last year’s route which had been tweaked to give what we think will be a much faster course. Our fabulous 4,000 runners will once again be starting on Market Street and making their way towards the DW Stadium via Parson’s Walk, Park Road, Woodhouse Lane, Scott Lane and Stadium Way. They will then get the opportunity to tackle the 100m finishing straight at Robin Park before looping through the Martland Mill area and back through Mesnes Park (minus the much maligned zigzag) to finish back on Market Street. There will be a water station at the DW Stadium, approximately 4km into the race, and a second water station in Mesnes Park. There will also be first aid support at the start/finish line and throughout points on the route. Please encourage your friends and family to come along and cheer you on. The atmosphere around the route has been amazing for the past three years, and we want it to be even better this time!

The Route

START & FINISH LINE Market Street, Wigan, WN1 1JN

About Joining Jack Joining Jack, the partner charity of the Wigan 10k, was founded in 2012 by Andy and Alex Johnson following the devastating news that their son, Jack, had been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This progressive and currently incurable muscle-wasting disorder is one of the most common fatal genetic conditions worldwide, affecting approximately one in 3,500 boys. The money that Joining Jack raises goes to help fund crucial research into the development of a treatment for DMD. For more information on Joining Jack, please visit, or find us on: @alljoinjack

A Parent’s Perspective “Failing a medical breakthrough, Jack's life will follow a path pre-determined by his condition. He will no longer be able to walk by the time he reaches adolescence and will lose the use of every muscle in his body thereafter. Eventually his heart and lungs will fail and he will die. There are no words to describe the utter devastation felt upon hearing that your child’s life will be cut short because there is no cure. Currently there is very little awareness of DMD, and research into finding a possible treatment is drastically underfunded. However, over the past few years, with help from charities around the world, clinical trials have begun to take place with encouraging results. This spurred us on to set up our own charity, to help move things forward for Jack and others like him. We cannot sit back and watch Jack ravaged by this condition if there is any chance that we can make his future a more positive one.” Alex and Andy Johnson

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The town centre Be on the start line before 10am: The race will start at promptly 10am, so please make sure that you’re ready at the start line before this.Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles will be supplying pace setters for the event, who will be clearly visible in the crowd, and we will be asking those participants who are aiming to complete the race in the fastest time to move to the front of the runners at the start line.

Changing and baggage facilities: There will be an area in Wigan life Centre allocated for changing and baggage on the day, and there will also be showers provided in the changing area for anyone that wants to freshen up after the race - you will need to bring swimwear if you wish to use these!

Entertainment and refreshments: The event will be hosted by Wish FM DJ Chris Milow, and there will be live performances from a number of great local bands on the day. We have also arranged for the continental food markets and a beer tent to be present in the town centre on the day of the event, as well as the days running up to it - so both runners and supporters will be able to a get hearty, healthy snacks and a well deserved drink!

Event Schedule Although the exact order of the day isn’t confirmed yet, here’s a provisional look at how the day will run: 7.30am: RACE INFO DESK opens for replacement numbers. 9:15am: RACE INFO DESK closes, music countdown begins 9:30am: Warm up for runners led by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles 10.00am: Race starts! 10.45am: Live entertainment 12.15pm: Winners presentation 12.30pm: First ever Family Mile 3.00pm: Event closes

Getting here BY CAR: If you are travelling to Wigan by car, and using sat-nav, the postcode for the start line is WN1 1HX. This will get you to the town centre, and you will be able to follow signs for various local car parks .visit www.wigan. Here you can find details on parking charges, opening times and disabled access. Road closures along the race route will be in place on the day of the race from around 8.15am, so please be aware of this when planning your journey. For any further information on road closures, please contact BY TRAIN Both Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western train stations are in easy walking distance from the start/finish line - simply follow the signs to the town centre and you can’t miss it! BY BUS: Wigan bus station is adjacent to the start/finish area and can be accessed by walking through the archway from the bus station. Please remember that the road closures may affect your bus journey.

Car Parking

Additional information Ÿ

All runners MUST wear their running number displayed clearly on the front of their running top. Please bring safety pins to attach this.


Race timing chips need to be attached to your running shoe, follow the instructions provided in your race pack. Race times will be available online and social media as soon as possible after the event. Please note that you will only receive your time by text message if you filled in your mobile number in the relevant field when registering.


We ask all runners to keep LEFT when taking part, to avoid running into the paths of others.


If you suffer from any medical conditions, such as asthma or epilepsy, please write this on the reverse of your running number.


All runners should have received their running number and timing chip before the event. If you haven’t received it or have lost yours, please arrange to collect a replacement from the Race Info Desk morning of the race. Please allow additional time to do this. If you have any queries about the event, please get in touch you can email us at

Wigan 10k merchandise Supplied by ADM Leisurewear, the official Wigan 10k clothing range is great quality and affordable - perfect for the race or for training in!

To see the full colour range, and pricing, please visit

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