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Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall as seen on Yesterday TV episode 5

This event Starts at Bury Train Station and starts on the sound of the Steam Trains Whistle. This is one of our most liked event and has sold out for the last Six years so make sure you get in by booking early

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Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall as seen on Yesterday TV episode 5
Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall as seen on Yesterday TV episode 5

Time & Location

18 Jun 2023, 10:55

BL9 0EY, Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY, UK


About the event

Race Organiser(s): Mad Bull Events,

In partnership with East Lancashire Railway's this race will start from Bury train station on the sound of the steam trains whistle. Runners will then set off North along trail paths running alongside the railway lines and Irwell River. The run is from point to point, starting at Bury and finishing at Rawtenstall Station approx. 11 miles in distance. Minimum age 16 years.

The steam train on the sound of its whistle will travel south to the next station then change tracks, then heads north catching the runners as it makes it's way to Rawtenstall Station

Friends and family can ride the train looking out for runners along the way shouting encouragement, so why not buy a concessionary train ticket at 

Online line  concessionary Train tickets will close Monday 12th June 2023. 

Online entries to the event will close at 11:59am on Wednesday 14th June 2023

On the day entries if not sold out 

Registration is on platform 3 at Bury Train Station and will open at 09:15 and close at 10:40

There is a drop off point on platform 3 for competitors bags. These will be loaded onto the train you run against and will be dropped off at Rawtenstall Train Station. Please note the bags will be unloaded when the train arrives appprox 1hr 40 mins after the start of the race

Please note that the entry fee of £28.50 (admin fee included)  does not include the price of a train ticket these have to be purchased seperately

Concessionary Train Tickets are for Race the Train Only. Please note the entry fee for the race does not include train tickets. Train tickets can be used as a single ticket and a return ticket and are at a concessionary price and can be used at any time of the race day. Closing date for Concessionary train tickets are 12/6/23. After this date train tickets will be at FULL PRICE which you can purchase from East Lancs Railway's ticket office either at Bury or Rawtenstall

There are two water stations along the route and one at the end, these are drink stations and water should not be there to throw around or splash youselves with

There will be T-Shirts and Bespoke medals to all finishers. Prizes for the first 3 male/females, also winners of male/female Master (35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80)

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.


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