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Entries are now open for the "It's a Piece of Cake 10K", hosted by Manchester Frontrunners!

A red banner tied to a black fence; in the background are some people outside a white/black house, as well as some trees. Logo says "It's a Piece of Cake 10K 2024", and has a cake in it.

To help ring in the New Year, we've opened up entries for our annual 10K race, the "It's a Piece of Cake 10K". Taking place on Saturday 4th May 2024, come and join us for a fun and friendly 10K road race in Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester.

What is the "It's a Piece of Cake 10K"?

The "It's a Piece of Cake 10K", or Cake Race as it is affectionately known by our members, is a 10 km race hosted by Manchester Frontrunners. It was first held in 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of our running club, and it has returned every year since (with the exception of 2020 and 2021, for obvious reasons).

Where in Manchester does the race take place?

Our 10K race in Manchester is held in Boggart Hole Clough, one of Manchester's largest and loveliest parks. It's easily accessible by car, as well as by bus (lines 118, 149; the nearest stop is Grange Park Road).

A group of runners at the startline of a race in a park, about to start running.
On your marks, get set...

What is the course like?

The "It's a Piece of Cake 10K" is classed a road race as it takes place on tarmacked paths within the park; no need to unpack the trail shoes or worry too much about mud! It's also chip-timed, meaning you'll get an accurate finish time. The course is admittedly undulating, but we think that it makes it all the more rewarding, and the challenges of an undulating course is what brings some people back year after year. You can take a look at the course on Strava.

A novelty cake with model buildings on it, plus a train track round it. On top of the cake are the letters W2R.
One of the winners for "Best-Looking Cake" at our 10K race; this one was themed to the Manchester Marathon!

Never mind the running – do we get cake?

There's a reason why the word "cake" is in the name of our race! For many, the highlight of the whole event is the bring-and-buy cake sale that directly follows our race. It certainly makes all the effort from running worth it! All the money from the cake sale goes to George House Trust, a Manchester-based charity that does brilliant work supporting people living with HIV, as well as providing education surrounding HIV awareness. We also give prizes to the Best-Looking, Campest, and Fastest-Selling Cakes, so if you're a keen baker, we'd love to see what you can come up with!

Interested in joining us in Boggart Hole Clough on Saturday 4th May 2024? Take a look at some further information about the race over on the Manchester Frontrunners website, or enter here today!

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