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UPDATE (15/05/23): Many thanks who came to this year’s It’s a Piece of Cake 10K! We loved seeing both old and new faces at the event, and hope to see you all again in future years. More importantly, you helped us raise £829 for George House Trust through our cake sale, which is the most we’ve ever raised for them. We’ll announce a date for our 2024 race later this year, but for now, you can check out this year’s results here, or take a look at our race photo albums over on our Facebook page.

Date: Saturday 29th April 2023
Race start: 10:30 am
Location: Boggart Hole Clough, North Manchester


It’s a Piece of Cake 10K returns for 2023, and we can’t wait to see you all again! Proudly hosted by Manchester Frontrunners, join us at 10:30 am on Saturday 29th April 2023 for a chip-timed, community-focused 10 km road race through one of Manchester’s loveliest parks. Plus, indulge in a delectable array of homemade delights from our legendary charity cake sale.


The Race

Our 10 km race takes place on paved footpaths through Boggart Hole Clough in North Manchester, one of the region’s largest and most beautiful parks. Our friendly and enthusiastic volunteers will be there to cheer you on as you run the three-lap course. Don't let the event’s friendly atmosphere detract from the undulating aspects of the course, though. There are challenges ahead, including Angel Hill − it's steep, but thankfully short, and it's that hill that brings so many people back to our race year on year! We also have cash prizes for the top three finishers in each gender category, as well as other prizes for men and women's age categories.

The race starts at 10:30 am and race numbers can only be collected in person from race HQ between 9:00 am and 10:15 am. A limited number of on-the-day registrations will be available until 10:00 am (£18 unaffiliated/£16 affiliated; cash only).

Before our run, we’ll have Kate from Witness the Fitness leading our warm-up. Kate and her team provide personal training and community-based group training sessions at locations across Manchester. Check them out if you're looking to get fit and have fun!

And in 2023, we'll also be offering some short massages before and after the race! These will be provided free-of-charge by trainee sports massage therapists as part of the final stages of their training. More information and timeslots for booking will follow soon.

The Cake Sale

There’s a reason we have cake in the name of our race! Once you finish the race, indulge in some home-baked treats from our charity cake sale. Each year we encourage participants or clubs to bake a cake for our sale afterwards. All proceeds go to George House Trust and the wonderful work they do in supporting people with HIV. We’ll also have special prizes for Best-Looking, Fastest-Selling and Campest Cakes!

Please note that there is no obligation to bake or buy any cake.

Going Green

This year we want to avoid as much waste as possible. Entrants before Saturday 8th April will be given the choice of entry with a T-shirt, or entry without a T-shirt (race entry price will be slightly lower for this option). Please note that anyone entering after Saturday 8th April will not have the option of entry with a T-shirt.


Getting There

Our race starts near the lake in Boggart Hole Clough, and the race HQ (site of bag drop and registration) is located by the lakeside cafe. Parking is available in the park’s car park off Charlestown Road, and the park is accessible by bus (nearest stop: Grange Park Road for 118, 149).

Got any more questions? If so, please contact us via Facebook or Instagram, or email us at

Key Features

  • All entries include accurate chip timing

  • Option to receive an event T-shirt if entering before Saturday 8th April

  • Group warm-up activity led by Witness the Fitness

  • Cash prizes for first three finishers (men and women)

  • Men and women’s age category prizes

  • Cake prizes

  • Short massages available before and after race (more information/booking to follow)


Key Information

  • Road race on paved footpaths

  • Race starts at 10:30 am

  • Pick up race number from 9:00 am to 10:15 am

  • Limited entries available on the day before 9:45 am (cash only)

  • Route map available on Strava

  • UKA license number: 2023-45445

  • UKA rules for competition available on UK Athletics website

  • Facilities: toilets, water station, bag drop, parking, first aid

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