• RRC Club Champs 2022

    Here's all the info you need to now:

    Points are awarded for each of the events in the Club Champs calendar.

    Just taking part?
    Take part in 9 of the 22 events to earn a special RRC Club Champs memento! The male and female members who complete the most number of races will also claim the Club Competitor trophy!

    Eyes on a prize?

    Points will be awarded for the fastest RRC runners at each event. 1 point for the fastest, 2 for second place, 3 for the third over the line and so on. The scores from your best nine events of the year will be totalled and the winner is the person with the lowest overall score.

    One of our more experienced runners?

    There's also an age graded championships, so don't worry about having to compete toe-to-toe with the young whippets!

    Injured and can't run?

    Come along with your cowbell to be part of the famous, epic RRC finish line funnel of noise!

  • Saturday 22 January 2022

    We kick off 2022 at Haigh Hall, taking in the woodland paths of Haigh Hall
    Country Park. Billed as challenging and rewarding, be prepared for some mud on the trails in January. Don’t forget to register with parkrun in advance (with Ramsbottom Running Club as your selected Club) and print off your Barcode.

    Remember, parkrun operate a strict no barcode, no time policy.



    Sunday 6 February 2022, 11am

    A well organised event hosted by Blackburn Road Runners, this friendly 10K starts at the Witton Park Arena in Blackburn where the Athletics track start gives way to an undulating course taking in the stunning scenery of the Pleasington area. A popular race that often fills up before race day so please enter early.


    Minimum age 15.
    (Junior race available).


    Sunday 27 February 2022, 9am

    Now in its 39th year and one of the oldest surviving road races in the UK, this friendly 6 miler takes in the roads surrounding Lostock in Bolton.


    A great turnout on this local race could secure us a prize for largest running club entered online.






  • LABC Runners 5K

    Sunday 13 March 2022

    This is a new race only on its second outing taking in the town of Littleborough and skirting Hollingworth Lake on a circular route back to the Boxing Club.

    Early Bird entry available for just £5 before 1st January.



    Minimum age 11.



    Sunday 20 March 2022, 10am

    Part of the Wilmslow Running Festival the iconic Wilmslow Half Marathon takes you on a tour through beautiful countryside on a course that is renowned for producing fast times. Many people record their Personal Bests here.



    Minimum age 17.


    (Junior fun run available)




    Sunday 10 April 2022, 11am

    A flat, fast and scenic route from Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. A popular race for all, from those looking for a fast pre Spring Marathon 10K to those just stepping up to the distance.




    Saturday 23 April 2022, 1.15pm

    Part of the Wray Scarecrow Festival from the beautiful village of Wray which was a firm favourite last time we had this on the calendar.

    Scarecrow Medal for all


    Minimum age 15.



  • Sunday 8 May 2022, 10am

    Starting and finishing at Whitechapel Village Hall in Preston, a road race offering stunning views overlooking the Bowland Fells.


    Commemorative Blacksticks Blue Cheese to all Competitors.




    Sunday 19th June, 2022

    The finale of the Tour of Tameside, starting and finishing outside the historic Hyde Town Hall with a 7 mile route through Hyde Town Centre and the surrounding area.


    For anybody looking for a personal endurance challenge this race is part of the full Tour of Tameside, a four day festival of running on a variety of terrains. The original week long tour was founded by marathon legend Dr Ron Hill MBE in 1981.



    Wednesday 29th June 2022, 7.30pm

    A category AS (short) Fell Race starting at Shore Edge Methodist Church in Shaw, Oldham, climbing to the Trig Point on Crompton Moor before descending to the quarries near Buckstones Road.


    With a climb of 323m on a mixture of moorland trail, forest trail and rough moorland paths the course has numerous ascents and descents before the moorland releases you into a steep shale covered descent towards the end of the first lap.


    Please note this race will also count towards the separate Fell Championships competition.


  • Part of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix, the race starts and finishes on the Padiham Greenway, accessed through Memorial Park.


    An out and back traffic free route.



    Minimum age 15 years.


    (Junior race available)

    Wednesday 3 August 2022, 7pm

    Multi-terrain race on a mixture of tarmac paths and rough tracks surrounding the historic Hopwood Hall on the outskirts of Middleton.



    Wednesday 17 August 2022, 7.15pm

    Distance – 7 miles

    Ascent – 1,100 feet


    Sunnybank WMC, Helmshore Road, Haslingden


    Minimum age 18 on the day of the race


    £4 (entry on the night)

    Monday 29 August 2022, 11am

    For participation points only!

    Organised by Prestwich Athletic Club and

    raising money for The Running Charity.


    Teams of 4 runners; each runner completes one loop of the 1.3 mile/2 km circuit circuit before handing over the baton to the next runner in front of a cheering crowd of supporters.


    The race is an adult event (15 years and over). There will be prizes for the first teams and spot prizes. Teams can be all male, female or mixed.


    The route is on trails around Philips Park so trail shoes are advised.


    Entry is £5 per team member for affiliated club runners - £20 a team, and £7 per team member for unaffiliated club runners - £28 a team (plus booking fees).




  • Saturday 3 September 2022, 1pm

    Starting and finishing at Fitz Park in Keswick this race follows well marked and marshalled paths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Northern Fells.


    The Trail Challenge is a race for all including less competitive runners and fitness walkers with a generous time limit of 3½ hours.


    If you think you will take less than 1½ hours it is recommended you enter the Trail Race with a time limit of 2 hours and a start time of 2pm. We will use times from each event if you feel you fall into the latter category.




    Minimum age 18 years.

    Sunday 18 September 2022, 9.30am

    Following the Virtual event in 2021 the event is hoping to be back with its all new route going up Tottington Road and back down the scenic and shaded Kirklees Trail.


    The 10 mile event will also be taking place on the same day, if you opt to take on the challenge of a longer distance on home turf you will be able to receive Club Competitor points but unfortunately will not receive a timed placing for the Club Champs competition.



    Saturday 1 October 2022

    A low key and local event raising funds for Bolton Hospice, this super friendly and inclusive 10K starts at the Vulcan Inn off Wigan Road in Bolton, heading down through wooded paths and on to the flat Middlebrook Trail.




    More info coming soon!

  • Sunday 20 November 2022, 10am

    Flat 2 lap course organised by Preston Harriers

    Hutton Village Hall, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SE


    Race open to all runners over 17 years of age on race day



    Sunday 4 December 2022, 9.30am

    Ewood Park is the home of Blackburn Rovers FC and the race will start and finish inside the ground.


    The course heads out onto the closed roads of Blackburn for a fast 10k route that takes in Blackburn town centre before making its way on a looped route back towards Ewood Park.




    Hurst Green Turkey Trot

    December 2022

    We will be finishing the year on a high on this 5 mile and approximately 650ft of elevation course including plenty of woodland, bogs and laughter at this epic Christmas race with a proportion of Fancy Dress participants far greater than any other event seen locally.


    There are plenty of prizes on offer at the raucous and fun presentation.


    Start planning your outfit early, the competition is stiff for the coveted best fancy dress award.


    £11.50 (TBC)


    More info coming soon!​


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