Wirral Way Winter Trail Half Marathon

Sunday 5th Jan 2020 9AM to 9:45AM Start

This event has now SOLD OUT for the 3rd Year Running! 

The last Race Packs have been sent out on the 19th December 2019, if you enntered on the 20th/21st December you

will need to collect at the help dest in Wirral Country Park on Saturday 4th Jan 8am to 12noon or Sunday 5th 7am to 8:45am

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Entry Will Close 14 Days Before the Event!

Affiliated £29

Unaffiliated £31

Coach Travel 1 Way +£5

Enter Online


Click to View the Start List


Live Results Here


All finishers receive a Wirral Way Half Marathon bespoke medal at the finish.

Free Cone of Chips and cake to All finishers.
Baggage van will transport any clothing back to the finish from the start area.
Free unlimited digi photo downloads.

Chip timing (results to count from chip time only and not gun time)

Showers, toilets and changing facilities available at the finish.  Portable toilets at the start area.


Top 3 Male/Female (Cash Prize)
 Vet Category Prizes M/F35-70 (Gift)

Winning M/F Team (Gift)

(Prize giving on the stage once last runner finishes).  The staggered start means that the last runner could be a prize winner.

NEW for 2019!

Your race number with chip attached and final instruction will be posted out 14 days before the event. We have reduced the entry fee but the coach transfer now incurs a small fee.  Please book coach travel when entering online!

Time Limit 

4 Hours

Course Records


William Barr - 1:17:22 UTS Run Club - Summer 2018


Helena Youde - Almost Athletes 1:27:24 - Winter 2019

Please complete the reverse of your bib and include any medical conditions.
Chips will be attached to your race number (do not remove them).
Attach the bib to the front of your shirt so that it is visible at all times.




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Help desk and late bib pick up at:

Wirral Country Park
Station Road
CH61 0HN

We recommend parking at the start area and booking return coach travel from the finish as there are more car parking spaces at the start.

Help desk/late entry opening times

Saturday - 8am to 3pm
Sunday - 7am to 9am


All parking is pay and display.

Start area at Hooton Train Station (400 Spaces)

Finish Area at Wirral Country Park (250 Spaces)

 Coach services will run each way from 8AM to 2PM.

The coach journey is 9 miles one way and costs £5.

Start Area

You Must Have Your Chip Race Number to Start the Race at Hooton!

Hooton Train Station

Wirral Way Circular Trail
Hooton Road
CH66 7NA

The start will be signposted from Hooton Train Station where there are portable toilets and coach drop off.
(appoximately a 400 metre walk over the bridge onto the Wirral Way).
Runners can start the race from 9am to 9:45am
Marshals will filter runners down to the start line as the area has narrow paths

Baggage at Start

Do not leave baggage on coaches!

Any items you want transporting back to the finish can go in the TIme2Run Events van
parked near the start line 

(Items are left in the van at your own risk!)

The van will then be parked at the finish line for you to collect Items.

Refreshment vendors will be at the finish area.



wirral way half marathon trail route map


(Click on above map for full route)

This is a beautiful point to point 13.1 mile trail run along the Wirral Way old railway line
finishing at Wirral Country Park with stunning views across the Dee Estuary.

The Route is a point to point up to 9.5 miles where you pass the finish line

with the last 3.6 mile section an out and back with a small loop around Cubbins Green

The route is fully marked and marshalled

Feed Stations

There are 4 feed stations along the route.  These are good spectator spots.

Each feed station is stocked with water/electrolyte and sweets.

Feed Station 1 (3.6 miles)

Bottom of Station Road going back on to the wirral trail CH64 9XR.

Feed Station 2 (7.3 miles)

Just before entry on to Riverbank Road Heswall CH60 4SQ.

Feed Station 3 (9.5 miles)

Wirral Country Park (near finish area) Station Road Thurstaston Wirral  

CH61 0HN.

Feed Station 4 (11.5 miles)

Cubbins Green turn around.

Route Rules

Please Keep on the left hand side of the path 


No headphones at road crossings (1 ear rule or no headphones along route)

Give way to the public at all times

Follow marshals directions, you may be asked to stop at road crossings to give way to traffic, please follow marshall directions at all times. 

A bin will be placed after each feedstation.

Any runner found littering will be disqualified from the race.

Expect good trail paths, a bit of mud and some undulations.


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Enter Online


View Start List


Results Here


Photos Here


Final Instructions Here


Route Map Here


Directions to Start Here


Directions to Finish Line & Registration Here


T & C,s


Hooton Station Parking


Wirral Way Country Park Website


Past Results


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