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The 9th Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash

Join us in Wythenshawe Park for this popular festive run which returns for a 9th year in 2019. 

Get your Christmas running season off to a great start with this Festive favourite. There are Christmas puds and other Festive goodies on offer plus a medal and a mince pie will be waiting for you at the finish. 

Includes a Children's Race taking place shortly before the main race at 10:45 am.

The race will be aiming to race funds for St Ann's Hospice. You can find more details on the charity via their website here.

If you'd like to raise funds for St Ann's Hospice you can download a sponsorship form here.
  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course
This two lap off road course uses the footpaths, fields and trails in the park - and is suitable for both experienced runners and beginners alike. Please be aware that if the weather conditions are poor, you may find parts of the course wet and/or muddy! Those doing the 2.5 mile fun run will complete one lap of the course.

First Aid
St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Presentations will take place approximately 45 minutes after the first finisher.

Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race Location: Wythenshawe Park, South Manchester, M23 0AB

You’ll find the Race Headquarters in Wythenshawe Park located off the B5167 and the car park situated close to the entrance of the Riding Stables is the one we recommend you use. Signage will direct you from this car park to the race start.

Those wishing to travel by bus can use the following options:
  • Bus 101 from Princess Parkway (heading from City Centre)
  • Bus 179 along Altrincham Road (from Stockport direction)
  • Bus 370 from Didsbury along Wythenshawe Road, or from Altrincham Interchange along Wythenshawe Road

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" It was a great fun day in horizontal rain in a near mud bath, dressed as ill fitting Santa. I came second to last, but wouldnt have it anyother way. What fun! I do hope they do it again next year. Great for beginners to up their mileage. Super happy marshalls and mince pies and Mulled Wine to finish. Happy Christmas! (oh and the medal is possibly the prettiest medal of my whole hoard)"

- The Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash