Wizard 5


The 2017 Wizard 5 race will take place on Thursday 13th July 2017, at 7:30pm.

Wizard 5 briefing 1000 x 450

The Wizard 5 is a running race of approximately 5 miles on paths and trails around Alderley Edge, with a short road section.  The start and finish are at the National Trust car park on Alderley Edge (SK10 4UB).  The race is organised by Wilmslow Running Club and all proceeds will go to the Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society.  There is good car-parking at the start/finish, with toilets but no showers.  The venue is next to the pub “The Wizard at Alderley Edge”.

IMG_2309 Bryan Dale 2015  IMG_1357 Bryan Dale 2015


Wizard 5 race route

(click the picture to see full-size)
The race follows an initial one-mile loop through the Alderley Edge woods, and then proceeds East and South to Adder’s Moss.  It follows the Prestbury Road for about half a mile before turning North to pass through Hare Hill, climbing Daniel Hill, and then retracing its path back to the finish.  The terrain is mostly good track, with some grass and some tarmac.


Entry is £6 for club runners (EA affiliated) and £8 for unattached runners.  Pre-entries are recommended, either via the on-line entry system or using the entry form.  It will be possible to enter on the day ONLY if we have not reached the race limit.

Click Race-Results page for on-line entry, or here for the paper entry form.


Check the current entry list here.


Thanks to everyone who ran or helped at the Wizard 5, which went well attracting a near-record 246 competitors.

The full results are available on the race-results site, and Bryan Dale’s photographs of the event are on his  racephotos site (which also has some videos of the race).


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