Twelve popular events for runners taking place across Wigan borough
With only a few weeks left of 2022, many people will already be turning their attention to 2023 and new year resolutions.
By Gaynor Clarke
20th Nov 2022, 4:55am
For some it will be looking for a new job or quitting smoking, while others may want to lose weight or try out a new hobby.
Starting running or taking on a physical challenge are often popular choices and there are plenty of opportunities to do that in Wigan.
From the popular weekly parkruns and charity fund-raisers, to road, trail and fell races, there is something for everyone looking to pull on their running shoes.
1. Wigan 10k
One of the most popular running events in the borough is the Wigan 10k, which attracts thousands of runners each year and raises money for charity Joining Jack. The 11th annual event will take place on Sunday, September 3.
Haigh Woodland Park becomes a sea of pink as Cancer Research UK holds its popular Race For Life fund-raising event there. It will return with a 5k and 3k on May 17, 2023. There is usually an event at Pennington Flash too, but that could not go ahead in 2022 due to work at the park.