Why take part in Tough 10?

Take on Tough 10 in the largest urban park in Europe and enjoy views of Manchester from the highest point in the city.

No obstacles – this is your chance to explore all corners of Heaton Park, testing you with muddy trails, steep inclines and slippery declines set over 640 acres whilst raising money for life-saving research.

  • A fully signed and marshalled route
  • Chip timing
  • First aid response across the whole course
  • Training guidance and pre-event support
  • Fundraising support
  • Free bag-drop
  • Water station on route
  • Free bottle of water post event
  • Medal for every participant

Will there be a bag drop?

Yes. There will be a free of charge bag drop in the event area, however we cannot take responsibility for any belongings – please do not bring valuables with you.

Will there be water available?

Yes. There will be one water station on the course and a bottle of water for each participant at the finish line. 

What is available for spectators?

There will be refreshment stands where spectators can purchase food and drink.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets at the venue.

Are there showers?

There are no shower facilities at the event so we suggest bringing a change of clothes with you.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed in the event site, but not on the course.

Is the spectator area wheelchair accessible/suitable for pushchairs?

Due to the nature and terrain of the course it is not suitable for wheelchair access or pushchairs. Please note the main event venue is all on grass but there are pathways alongside. The car park is hardstanding so any wheelchair/pushchair users can access the venue or get close to the event depending on the weather. There are also spectator viewing points that will be accessible to all.

The event is being held at Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0BW.

By car
 Heaton Park is situated close to J17 and & J18 of the M60. From J18 follow signs towards Manchester then turn right up Sheepfoot Lane. From J17 please follow signs for Prestwich, then turn left up the A6044 (Scholes Lane). There are 3 car parks spread across the North and South sides of the park so there is plenty of parking available in the pay and display car park.

Drop Off Point
Participants can be dropped off in either the Lake Car Park or the North Car Park, both are a short walk to the event site.

Disabled Car Parking
There is designated disabled parking in all 3 car parks.

By public transport
A number of bus services stop at the park, including the 56, 59, 64, 64A, 135, 137, 138, 150, 151, 484, 495. There is also a Metrolink service from Bury and Manchester which stops at Heaton Park Metrolink Station. 

For full information on how to get there visit the Heaton Park website

When to arrive

The race will start at 10am. 

Please arrive 30 minutes before the start. You will need your running number that will be sent to you in the post prior to your event.

Before the race starts there will be a short warm up and safety briefing.

What to wear

The route is a mixture of uneven paths, gravel tracks, and grass. Strong, supportive running shoes are essential.

The highest parts of the course are exposed and can be cold and windy. Please make sure you bring spare layers and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Chip Timing

The race will be chip timed using ResultsBase.

The event will be timed via the chip on the back of your running number. You don't need to do anything to activate this, it will automatically time you when you cross the start line