Greater Manchester South SixPack Marathon Challenge
Spanning from Hyde to the east and Sale to the west we’ve also sneaked in to the edges of Cheshire to put together a squad of stunning multi-terrain routes that are definitely Premier League quality.
How does it work?
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances that together make up the full 26.2 miles / 42+ kilometres of the MARATHON distance.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. You choose the pace. You choose when to have a go at each route. You decide in which order you walk or run the routes.
Using state-of-the-art gps mapping technology and turn-by-turn audio navigation science, we’ll keep you on track to achieve your fitness and challenge goals.
Your entry includes access to all six of these rewarding routes and one very special ‘finish line’ reward.
What do I get?
|Medals will be sent out to finishers as soon as they arrive with us. Due to COVID-19, delivery times of the medals are
slightly longer than usual.
A few notes before you go...
- It is crucial you stick to any social distancing rules that may be in force at the time you undertake any of the routes.
- We recommend undertaking the routes at quieter times of the day / week.
- Please be aware of and be courteous to all other users. You will come across dogs, cyclists and other users. Let’s all share the green space together.
- Some of the routes will, by necessity, include one or more road crossings. It is essential that you BE AWARE for your own safety at all times and be considerate to other people.
- Remember you can walk, jog or run each route as many times as you like and re-upload your results.
How do I upload my time?
1) Go back to the entry page (That's here!)
2) Select the tab above that says 'Enter Result'
3) Pop in your time for whichever route you have completed
4) Add in any photos of your journey or a link to your Garmin - please note that when you view your result again later, the link you used will be in the button 'see submitted route'.
Routes and Distances
Lock Up & Go 8K
Marple BridgeA richly varied, multi-surfaced, heritage loop with gorgeous scenery and a few ups and downs to take the breath away in all senses. Footwear with good grip recommended.
Gotta Go Goyt 6K
Woodbank Park, StockportA meandering, predominantly woodland escape with some stunning riverside scenes and a couple of testing climbs to blow out the cobwebs. Footwear with a good off-road grip recommended especially in wet weather.
Flat, For Sale 10K
Sale Water Park, SaleA pan flat peaceful route with water and woodland trails regular companions throughout. Mostly on excellent tracks, trails and paths though footwear with good traction still recommended.
Run Happy 6K
Bramhall Hall, Bramhall
An undulating multi-terrain suburban route that cleverly links three rewarding trail areas: Bramhall Park, Happy Valley Nature Reserve and Carr Wood. General training shoes suitable in dry weather, but small sections can get muddy at times.
Doing It In Styal 5K
WilmslowA SixPack park run of sorts! Rewarding, scenic and heritage trail route through The Carrs Park and up towards a brief step back in history within Styal Country Park before a flowing return home.
Hyde and Seek 7K
HydeYou would never know this secret was here as you step out of industrial hubbub into the beauty, peace and tranquillity of a water-themed woodland wonderworld. Mostly well-surfaced off-road tracks, tow-paths and trails throughout. Trail footwear ideal but general trainers should suffice unless particularly wet conditions prevail.
Technology and Navigation
|Please use this fantastic app to ensure you can follow the full route directly from your phone. Download the app now and join our Greater Manchester South SixPack Challenge to instantly get access to all the routes with full navigation.
iPhone users: https://apps.apple.com/app/rungo-guided-runs-turn-by/id712628644
Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en&id=com.rungo
RunGo is the #1 running app for discovering the best routes in the world with turn-by-turn navigation. Follow a voice guided tour, including the encouraging reminder when you’re halfway there.
RunGo also tracks your runs stats like time, pace, distance, elevation and estimated finish time.
|what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. They have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3-word address that will never change.
For example: ‘filled.count.soap’ marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters.
People use what3words to find their tents at festivals, navigate to B&Bs, and to direct emergency services to the right place.
We have used what3words to share with you the exact start locations for each route. Please download the app – it is great for sharing your location when meeting up with people, but also really useful in emergencies and for navigation.
iPhone users: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/what3words/id657878530
Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.what3words.android&hl=en_GB
Price per participant
|First 400 entries||£20.00 + fee|
|After 400 entries||£25.00 + fee|