Wigan 10k & Family Mile 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


It is with huge regret that, with a little over eight weeks to go before the 8th Wigan 10k and Family Mile, we have taken the decision to cancel the event.

As a charity and as event organisers we are absolutely heartbroken.

Throughout the Lockdown period, we have been monitoring closely all reports and advice from local and national governing bodies and UK Athletics, and have also been taking guidance from our traffic management and safety advisory teams and the charity’s trustees. As the nation gradually eases out of the tough restrictions introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have explored the restrictions remaining in place and guidance surrounding mass participation events. We now feel we have been left with no other choice.

As a charity and as an event organiser, we have a duty of care to our runners, volunteers, sponsors, partners and supporters and, without sufficient clarity from the Government and Scientific guidelines, and without indication that large numbers are able to gather safely without the risk of a second spike, we feel we can no longer ensure the community’s safety and our event and charity’s integrity, by allowing the event to go ahead.

But, we have a plan.

The 2020 8th Wigan 10k will now take place as a Virtual Event

We are planning to stage the 8th Wigan 10k as a Virtual Event throughout September and October 2020. We hope that this will allow ALL our runners to stay firmly focused on our event in the Race Calendar and also earn our fabulous new 10k medal featuring a very special thank you to all our NHS and care workers from our Event Mascot, Jack Johnson, the inspiration behind Joining Jack.

As many of you will be aware, Jack and his family, have been shielding at home since Lockdown, and would not be allowed to attend the event even if it was safe to take place. Jack, and the JJ Team, wanted to give a special nod to all the people who have worked so hard over the past few months to keep the country safe.

Wigan 10k 2020 medal

What a Virtual Run mean for you:

  • Your entry is safe and will be automatically transferred to the Virtual event
  • You will have until October 31st to complete your virtual 10k
  • We ask that you provide evidence of your Virtual Run, either a photograph, video or Strava screenshot on email to info@joiningjack.org
  • Medals will be posted out from the end of September
  • As a registered runner, and as a thank you for your support with the Virtual Run, you will also receive a 50% DISCOUNT code for the 2021 Wigan 10k
  • If you have ordered a special edition Wigan 10k 2020 T-shirt, you will receive a separate email giving you options for a refund or to transfer your order over to 2021
  • Registration for new runners will remain open until August 31st at the reduced fee of £15

We want to take this opportunity to apologise to and thank all our amazing runners and supporters for any inconvenience caused. As a charity whose chief fundraising strategy is based on mass participation events, we have been left shell-shocked by the events of 2020.

We have already incurred costs for the 2020 event which we will need to cover for the event to continue in the future.

However, we understand that there may be some runners who may not wish or feel comfortable completing their entry as a Virtual Run. In this case, we would like to offer an alternative option:

Defer your entry to the 2021 Wigan 10k

If you would prefer to defer your entry to 2021, we ask that you email the Joining Jack team with your decision on info@joiningjack.org no later than Friday, July 31st.

We have also taken the decision to cancel the Wigan 10k Family Mile. Due to the admin costs involved, this race WILL NOT be offered as a Virtual Race and all entries will be automatically transferred to the 2021 race (date to TBC).

We are incredibly grateful for everyone’s support and patience as we all digest and come to terms with this announcement. We hope that along with the Joining Jack and Wigan 10k team, you are able to be part of and enjoy the Virtual Event. We look forward to seeing all your photographs and to everyone coming together again in 2021.

Matt Johnson, Race Director, on behalf of Joining Jack

The Magnificent 7th Wigan 10k




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Principle Sponsor


Associate Sponsors

Bridgman Physiotherapy
Regan and Hallworth
The Endurance Store
uncle Joes
Wigan Warriors

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Wigan 10k & Wigan Family Mile 2020 - COVID-19 Coronavirus

Dear Runner,

As a registered runner of the Wigan 10k 2020, we are contacting you to advise that there has been a change to the advertised date of 06/09/20.

As many of you will be aware, the Wigan 10k event is organised by Joining Jack, the charity also responsible for the Run Wigan Festival. On Monday 16/03/20, Joining Jack and the Run Wigan Festival team had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event which was due to take place on 22/03/20.

After much discussion, the decision has now been taken to stage the Run Wigan Festival in conjunction with the Wigan 10k on the weekend on September 5th & 6th. To accommodate all the races this means that

The 8th Wigan 10k and Family Mile will now take place on Saturday, September 5th

This is 24 hours earlier than originally planned and will take place alongside the rescheduled Wigan 5k.

We feel that as event organisers, in collaboration with the Joining Jack Team, this is the best option as we attempt to digest developments over the past week and adhere to all Government safety guidelines concerning events, social distancing and mass gatherings.

Anyone who is unable to make the new date will be offered the chance to transfer their place to another runner or another event that weekend.

We will of course continue to liaise with our sponsors, event partners and suppliers along with the Joining Jack team and the charity’s trustees, and keep you updated with any new developments.

We have updated our FAQs to reflect this and the can be found on the FA tab. We will also post any updates on our website, on the event’s social media channels and through our newsletters to all registered runners.

Thank you to all our fabulous runners and supporters for their patience, stay safe and look after each other.

Matt Johnson, Race Director Run Wigan Festival on behalf of Joining Jack

Sunday was another incredible day at the Wigan 10k and we have had some tremendous feedback from lots of our runners. We had a whopping 2797 registered runners for the 10k and 595 for the Family Mile. Thank you so much to all those who entered!

Added to that our fabulous 80 volunteers and the hundreds of supporters lining the streets, it was a fantastic event all round! Many supporters enjoyed the continental markets and entertainment in the town centre throughout the day.

We had a new race record from our winner Phil Robertson in 30mins 44secs - smashing the previous race record by an awesome 42 seconds! Next to cross the finish line was Ben Johnson followed by our third place Daniel Cliffe. You can check out all the fabulous photographs from our official race photographer Mick Hall Photos.

The women's winner was just 10 seconds outside her own race record. Eleanor Whyman-Davis was home in a fantastic 34mins 56secs, followed by second place Carmel Edwards and third place Alice Alcock. Well done ladies.

We are still doing the sums but we think the Wigan 10k 2019 has raised a whopping £40,000 for our organising charity Joining Jack.

Following on from the event, we are absolutely delighted to announce that the date for our 2020 race is set for Sunday, September 6th and registration is OPEN! Tell your friends to come and join us - we have big plans for the awesome 8th Wigan 10k which should see us pass an incredible 20,000 runners since the event was first launched in 2013 by our organising charity Joining Jack.

We want to make this event the best that it possibly can be, so if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Please let us know your thoughts at info@wigan10k.co.uk or you can write a review on our Facebook page. We have already had some brilliant reviews following this weekend, thank you very much guys!

Williams BMW and Mini as principal sponsors of the magnificent 7th Wigan 10k

We are absolutely thrilled to reveal Williams BMW and MINI as the principal sponsors of the Wigan 7th 10K which takes place on Sunday 1st September.

From International Tennis Tournaments to Half Marathons, Williams has supported some of the biggest sporting events in the North West this summer and the Wigan 10k continues the commitment of being primary sponsors for these notable events going forward.

Williams continues to use sport as a platform to raise the profile of local charities and adding the Wigan 10k, organised by Joining Jack to an already impressive list of sponsored events will only support this objective further.

As part of the sponsorship, Williams Bolton have provided an exclusive Wigan 10k branded BMW 3 Series to promote the race as well as having a presence during the day itself.

Owen Duncan, Head of Business at Williams Bolton, said: "Joining Jack was one of the main reasons behind choosing the Wigan 10K to sponsor this year. We were moved when we heard about Jack’s story and as a family business, we feel it’s important to involve ourselves in local communities and causes that effect many families, like Joining Jack."

Alex Johnson, co founder of Joining Jack and Jack’s mum, added: “We were absolutely thrilled when Williams offered to come on board as the principle sponsor for our flagship fundraising event. It’s hard to believe this year will be our seventh; it’s going to be another amazing day.

"As a charity launched by the parents of a little boy with Duchenne, and supported by so many family members and friends and our every growing Joining Jack family, it means a lot to us to have such a wonderful family business supporting us. The Williams team have made Jack feel like part of their family and we can’t wait to return the favour and share our day with them."

Williams BMW and Mini as principal sponsors of the magnificent 7th Wigan 10k
Williams BMW and Mini as principal sponsors of the magnificent 7th Wigan 10k
Williams BMW and Mini as principal sponsors of the magnificent 7th Wigan 10k
Williams BMW and Mini as principal sponsors of the magnificent 7th Wigan 10k

We are delighted to be able to reveal the official limited edition 2019 T-shirt.

A huge thank you to our designers down at ADM Leisurewear for this lush tee which is available to order either when you register or direct through their website. Order by Friday 23rd August to be guaranteed delivery of your T-shirt before race day.



Wigan 10k 2019 tshirt available now

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce that the 2019 10k race will include a whopping 7 spot prizes! This is to tie in with the fact that this is our 7th year of the 10k... WOW!

We’d like to thank all our fantastic runners who may not feature as a category winner by offering a spot prize of a fabulous Joining Jack hoodie voucher in your goody bag! These will be completely random, hidden in your 10k programme in your finishers pack, which will be handed to you by one of our lovely volunteers on the day.

Just a little extra something to thank you all for your support in our quest to #EndDuchenne

We are pleased to announce the prizes for the 2019 Wigan 10k.

  • First male £150 The Endurance Shop voucher plus £100
  • First female £150 TES voucher plus £100
  • Second male £100 TES voucher plus £50
  • Second female £100 TES voucher plus £50
  • Third male £50 TES voucher plus £25
  • Third female £50 TES voucher plus £25
  • First over 40 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 45 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 50 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 55 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 60 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 65 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 70 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First male and first female club teams (4 runners to count) £60 voucher
  • First corporate team (4 runners to count, mixed) Free entry to 2020 event
  • New Race record £50 male £50 female

To enter please click here to register #seeyouonthestartline

Here it is folks, our marvellous, magnificent, brilliant bling for the super 7th Wigan 10k! Huge thanks to our event partners ADM Leisurewear for this year's fab design.

Want to get your hands on one? Save your place in the starting line-up here! #magnificent7 #bringhomethebling #seeyouonthestartline

Plus we have a brand new ‘JJ The Duchenne Destroyer’ medal for the Family Mile which we think the kids are going to LOVE!

Wigan 10K medal 2019
Family Mile Duchenne Destroyer medal 2019

The 6th Wigan 10k saw more than 2,500 runners lining up on Market Street in Wigan Town Centre and set on their way once again by 10-year-old Jack Johnson. We had an absolutely brilliant morning with the sunshine making an appearance just as our finishers started to cross the line. Although we didn’t get record numbers, we felt like the atmosphere in the town centre was fantastic, the crowds were excellent and the runners seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Thank you so much to everyone who took part or came out to support the runners. Thanks also to the wonderful Pemberton Brass Band and the Panfire Steel Band for entertaining everyone along the way.

The 2018 winner, Liverpool Harrier Daniel Cliffe, was home in 31mins 51 secs, just 25 seconds outside the event’s official race record held by Daniel’s Harriers team mate Dejene Gezimu since 2016. Daniel missed out on a £100 bonus prize to break the record but still went home with a £100 cash, £100 voucher and a specially designed laser crystal trophy.

In second place was St Helens Sutton AC’s Thomas Griffiths in 32mins 44secs and third, the 2017 winner Joseph Monk from Preston Harriers in 32mins 56 secs.

First lady runner home was Wigan Phoenix’s Vicky Bryant in 40mins 02secs, followed by Bianca Pederson in the same time of 40mins 02secs and Jane Riley in third with a time of 41mins 17 seconds.

The sun was well and truly shining over our Family Mile runners by the afternoon. We had almost 500 registered runners taking part with lots of mum and dads, grannies and grandads joining the kids through Mesnes Park. With Andy Mack entertaining everyone along the route we have had some fantastic feedback from everyone involved.

Race organiser, Matt Johnson, who is also Jack’s uncle, said: “It was a fantastic turnout once again. Joining Jack and the Wigan 10k are so incredibly well supported by the Wigan public and running community that we can’t wait do it all again in 2019 when we will see our total number of participants top the 20,000 mark which is a fantastic achievement.”

The date has been sent for next year’s race, Sunday, September 1st, with registration already open, register for Wigan 10K 2019

Come and join us! #wigan10k2019 #thebestsupporters #joiningjack

WOW! What a brilliant first Family Mile at the Wigan 10k. We saw more than 300 children register before hand and a further 200 hundred signing up on the day meaning more than 500 children took part.

Some went all out in fancy dress, others painted their faces whilst a few had their serious running kit on (they meant business)! We have had tonnes of sponsorship money back from children who’s friends and family supported them along the way – thank you so much guys.

Following on from the huge success, registration is already open for next year – Sunday 9th September 2018, we can’t wait to see you on the start line.

Sunday 3rd September saw this year’s fabulous fifth Halliwell Jones Wigan 10k go off with a bang. The rain didn’t stop us and we saw a huge 3,400 sign up to the main race and another whopping 500 sign up for the Family Mile.

Jack Johnson, the inspiration behind the charity Joining Jack who are the 10k race organisers, gave the runners their marching orders with a countdown to the start then took part himself on his very own specialised scooter. Jack’s parents, Alex and Andy also partook in the race and at one point gave Jacks cold fingers a rest from the handles and pushed him for a couple of kilometres. Runners took in the sights of Mesnes Park, the DW Stadium and also grabbed a quick drink from some of their favourite players as the Warriors manned the Robin Park water station.

The heart of Wigan Town centre was once again the perfect setting for our race to get underway with the European markets keeping everyone fuelled up before the race and providing a well-earned beer or two afterwards. The stage was booming all day with guest performances from Oaces, The Verve Experience and The Velleys to name a few. Wish FM’s Chris Milow manned the stage, whilst Brian Porter worked the finish line, welcoming the tired legs back in.

Race winner, Blackburn Harriers AC’s Joseph Monks completed the 10k in just 32:48 with Anthony Valentine coming in second for Bolton United Harriers & AC in 33:09. Neil Pendlebury from Leigh Harriers came in just six seconds later with a time of 33:15. Just five seconds separated the top three females. Carmel Triggs took the top spot on the podium with a brilliant time of 39:16 closely followed by Blackburn Harriers AC’s Carmen Byrne in 39:19 and third place Alison Moore finishing in 39:21.

Amazingly, we had a World Record set by Nigel Brookwell, with longest land walk in deep sea divers suit, in aid of the charity FORME.

Next year has a lot to live up to...

Registration for 2018 is already open – Sunday 9th September – Save the date for the ‘Sensational Sixth’!


  • The Galleries (Car park D) will be open from 8am on race day
  • The remaining town centre car parks have 24-hour access

WE are delighted to confirm that our fantastic partnership with Wigan Warriors will continue in 2017 for our fabulous 5th Wigan 10k.

As we countdown to another terrific total on September 3rd, we are excited to once again team up with the Super League Champions over the coming months. JJ the Duchenne Destroyer from our organising charity Joining Jack will team up with the Warriors’ Mighty Max ahead of the race to encourage all our runners and they’ll both be around on the start line to high five, dab, give a thumbs up and JJ Salute.

The Wembley-bound Warriors team will also be on hand at our DW Stadium water station handing out water and a few words of encouragement to all our runners as they reach the half way point on the route.

Matt Johnson, the main organiser of the 10k and Jack’s uncle, said: “This is fantastic news for our event. We think we have created a pretty special day and to once again have the

extra support from the Wigan Warriors really is great. We have set our sights on 4,000 runners this year in what will be unbelievably be our fifth race. It will be incredible to cross this year’s finish line with that number and we know how much the club will be behind us to achieve this.”

Wigan Warriors rugby director, Kris Radlinski, a trustee of the Joining Jack charity which organises the event, said: “As many people know, Joining Jack is a charity that is very close to my heart. Having played with Andy I know the Johnson family well and Jack is one of our own so we are always happy to do whatever we can to help promote the charity. We don’t want to help get to 4,000 runners, we want to obliterate that target!”

Alex Johnson, Jack’s mum and founder of the Joining Jack charity added: “To have Wigan Warriors on board again is a massive boost for the charity. We know the huge regard with which the people of Wigan hold the club so it’s terrific to have them as one of our race partners. Kris and the Wigan club have been with Andy and me from day one.”

Wow! Our all-important fabulous 5th 10k medals have just been delivered to the Wigan 10k Headquarters… We love them! Do you think it’s the best yet? We do! Everyone who completes the main run will receive a medal in their goody bag. Have you taken part in previous races? Why not add to your collection with this unbelievable bit of bling? #iwantone

All our Family Mile runners will receive our brilliant JJ medal with ‘paint splat’ ribbon! This super colourful medal is enough to get the whole family along to join in. #familymile

Still not got your Joining Jack t-shirt ready for the 10k? No problem... you can order one here, limited stock so hurry to avoid disappointment.

WE are absolutely delighted to reveal that this year’s fantastic fifth 10k will also feature a Family Mile run after the main event.

The Joining Jack charity http://joiningjack.org/, the race organisers, had previously staged a Junior Joining Jack race covering 1, 2 and 3ks on a nearby running track 24 hours prior to the event.

But following the success of the charity’s Run Wigan Festival event earlier this year, which featured a Half Marathon, a 5k and Family Mile, the charity has decided to repeat the magic mile for children aged up to 11 all receiving a runner number and a Joining Jack finishers’ medal.

Organiser Matt Johnson said: “The 10k is such a special day not only for the charity but for the town of Wigan and the running community, and we were wondering what we could do to improve on the past four years.

“Our Run Wigan Festival was a huge success in its inaugural year and the Family Mile was incredibly popular. We had more than 700 runners register to take part with 300 of those on the morning of the race. So the decision to stage a second Family Mile at the 10k was a bit of a no brainer really. It was the perfect fit as on the day we will also be celebrating the fact that it is World Duchenne Awareness Day later that week and we will be hoping to welcome some of the boys who, like Jack, are living with Duchenne. They will be representing the World’s Strongest Boys organisation to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and will play their part in creating another fabulous event.”

Both the Wigan 10k and Family Mile races will be started by nine-year-old Jack Johnson, the inspiration behind the Joining Jack charity. Jack has been fighting Duchenne since he was diagnosed at the age of three, his parents set up the charity in 2012 and the September event will be their sixth major run.

The day itself will also feature live entertainment from a number of local bands along with speciality foods from the visiting European Markets in the town centre.

World Duchenne Awareness Day takes place on September 7th and you can read more about the World’s Strongest Boys here https://worldsstrongestboys.duchenneuk.org/.

We are absolutely delighted to be teaming up with our event partners theendurancestore.com once again, we thank them for their continued support and their generous donation of vouchers for their store.

Our first three male and female runners home in the 2018 Wigan 10k will each receive TES vouchers along with the following cash prizes:

1st - £150 TES voucher plus £100 cash    2nd £100 TES voucher plus £50 cash    3rd - £50 TES voucher plus £25 cash

Each of our male and female category winners from our over 40s to over 70s will receive a TES £20 voucher.

Matt Johnson, race organiser said: “It is an amazing gesture by our friends at The Endurance Store to offer these incredible prizes for the 2018 Wigan 10k. We hope it will mean a massive turnout of runners supporting our event for what is going to be another fantastic day in Wigan and incredibly our sensational sixth Wigan 10k.”

WOW! September 4th, 2016, our fourth fantastic Halliwell Jones Wigan 10k was another record-breaking year and a new race record.

In only our fourth we had more than 3,600 runners converge on a sunny Market Street in the heart of Wigan to create the famous Joining Jack salute just before 10am. They were then counted down to the start by eight-year-old Jack Johnson, the inspiration behind the charity, and Wigan Warriors stars Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley.

Race winner Liverpool Harrier Dejene Gezimu strolled home in a new race record of 31mins 26secs, earning himself an extra £100 to go with the £100 first prize, second was Andile Hlebo from Trafford AC in 31mins 57secs and third was Barlick Fell Runners’ Ian Livesey in 32mins 27secs.

Eleanor Davis from Newquay Road Runners, who travelled up from Cornwall for the race, was the first lady home in 34mins 46secs, Helen Sahgal from Liverpool Pembroke Sefton Harriers AC was second in 39mins 11 secs and third was Victoria Nealon from Rugby and Northampton AC just behind in 39mins 16 secs.

The route which starts and finishes in the town centre takes in the DW Stadium and Mesnes Park, and had been slightly changed this year to accommodate the 100 metre finishing straight at Robin Park. It proved a huge hit with many runners hitting PBs.

Race organiser, Matt Johnson, said: "The feedback that we have had from runners since Sunday has been incredible. Considering it is only our fourth event, it is amazing to think we are on record numbers again this year. It is a very emotional day for everyone involved with Joining Jack and we can’t say a big enough thank you to all our runners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters for making it another day to remember – we are already planning next year’s event with registration opened just 48 hours on from Sunday."

The third Wigan 10k road race, which took place on the 6th of September 2015, saw more than 3,450 runners registering to take part – a new record surpassing our previous best total of 3,150 in 2014 and 850 more than our incredible inaugural event in 2013 - we even had to shut up shop and put up the ‘sold out’ signs a week early.

Race starter Olympic medallist Jenny Meadows Opening the entertainment BGT star Henry Gallagher

The race was started by Olympic bronze medallist Jenny Meadows who admitted she might be tempted to don her running shoes and take part in the future. And the event saw crowds of supporters flocking to the town centre to enjoy the live stage entertainment opened by Britain’s Got Talent star Henry Gallagher and the continental food markets that were in town, as well as enjoying the atmosphere of the race itself.

High profile runners this year included Wigan Warriors general manager Kris Radlinski and former Wigan RL favourite Steve Hampson. We were also delighted that the main man Jack Johnson, from Joining Jack, the charity responsible for organising the event, was able to complete the race pushed around the route in his first wheelchair by mum Alex, co-founder of the charity and charity Trustee Andrea Kent. Joining Jack was launched in 2012 to raises awareness and funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and staff including Jack’s uncle, Matt Johnson, are responsible for organising the event in conjunction with Wigan Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and Fylde Coast Running.

After a fantastic 2015 we have set ourselves the target of hitting 4,000 runners in our 4th year and we would love you to be a part of our team!

Joining Jack www.joiningjack.org is a charity founded by Alex and Andy Johnson, the parents of a then four-year-old Jack Johnson, after he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a debilitating muscle-wasting disease for which there is currently no cure.

Jack was diagnosed in October 2011, at the tender age of three. Failing a medical breakthrough, Jack’s life will follow a predetermined path, mapped out by the wasting of his muscles.

He will no longer be able to walk by the time he reaches adolescence and will lose the use of every single muscle in his body thereafter. He may need spinal rods to keep him upright and ventilation to help him breath. Eventually his heart and lungs will fail and he will die.

Joining Jack was born four months after Jack’s diagnosis with the sole aim of finding a cure. All money raised is used to spread awareness of the horrible disease which affects approximately one in every 3,500 boys worldwide.

Thanks to some amazing support from their local community and the rugby and sporting world, the charity has raised more than £2million which has been invested in research and has funded a number of clinical trial posts to give the Duchenne community real hope that a cure or at least a treatment which will slow down the boys’ decline, is within touching distance. Any profit raised from your registration for this year’s race will go the charity. Runners can raise money for Joining Jack or any charity they feel close to or they can simply run for fun.



A: Yes. The Wigan 10k is run on closed roads and headphones are permitted.

A: All runners registering before 9am on Tuesday 1st September will have their running packs/Family Mile runner numbers posted out to them by September 6th.

If you have not received your race pack by Thursday 3rd September and you registered before 9am Tuesday 1st September please email us on info@wigan10k.co.uk

If you register after 9am Tuesday 1st September you will need to collect your race pack from Race Information. Race Information Point is on the corner of Market Street and Hallgate, WN1 1JN. Race Information opens at 7.30am on the morning of the race.

Please note, replacement packs may not be available without prior agreement.

A: Race packs and Family Mile runner numbers will NOT be posted out after Tuesday 1st September. Anyone registering after 9am on Tuesday 21st September will need to pick up their pack on Race Day from the Race Information Point on the corner of Market Street and Hallgate WN1 1JN.

If you register before 9am Tuesday 1st September and have not received your pack before Thursday 3rd September, please contact us via email on info@joiningjack.org to arrange a replacement to be picked up on the day. Replacements may not be possible on the day without prior agreement.

A: The Wigan 10k is organised by Joining Jack and we are very grateful to all the runners who choose to raise money for the charity. Runners are free to raise funds for other local and national charities. The Wigan10k team are extremely proud of the funds that have been raised for Joining Jack and a host of other charities. Runners not wishing to run for a charity are also welcome.

A: We have lots of people who prefer to walk the course. We ask that they are at the back of the queues at the start line and also ask that runners look for the specially allocated pace-setter boards who will give you the best idea of which group of runners to start the race with.

A: Pace setters will be available and located at different points along the start line. Look out for the pace setter boards signalling the pace setters time. Pace setters will be available for runners looking to achieve any of the following times 40mins, 45 mins, 50 mins, 55 mins, 60 mins, 65, mins and 70 mins.

A: We are unable to defer entries or provide a refund. You can transfer your entry to another runner – see above. Otherwise your registration fee will be donated to Joining Jack.

A: The medal and goody bag are for those runners who have completed the 10k on the day of the race, registered with Sports Timing Solutions and in accordance with the Licence Requirements of the UK Athletics Rules for Competition.

We do not offer an option to run the Wigan 10k virtually.

A: Runners must be at 15 years old on the day of the race. The Wigan 10k is a UK Athletics Certified event, therefore we must follow their guidelines. No responsibility will be held by the Wigan 10k event organisers and anyone under the age of 15 years would not be covered by liability insurance.

A: There is no age restriction for the Family Mile. Adults can run for free with a registered child. Only registered runners will receive a goody bag and medal.

A: Race numbers and timing chips will be included in racepacks. You will also receive an instruction leaflet on how to fit the chip to your running shoes. Other information in the pack will include details on the route, car parking and prizes awarded.

A: If you register before 9am Tuesday 1st September and have not received your pack before Thursday 3rd September, please contact us via email on info@joiningjack.org to arrange a replacement to be picked up on the day. Replacements may not be possible on the day without prior agreement.

We start to distribute race packs no earlier than 3 weeks before the race date. Please be mindful that you have entered the correct address for the race pack to be delivered to on registration. You will receive an email to let you know that your race pack is on its way once it has been posted.

A: In recent years we have noticed a significant increase in runners misplacing or losing their race packs. We politely ask that all runners take care of their race packs once received as this is a charity run event. A lost runner number and/or timing chip puts a lot of pressure on our event organisers and can impact the charity’s overall funds raised as we cannot issue duplicates and lost numbers equate to a new number being reissued. Please be mindful of this once your race pack is with you.

Please email info@joiningjack.org your name, D.O.B and address to arrange a replacement. Replacements cannot always be issued without prior notice.

A: In recent years we have noticed a significant increase in runners misplacing or losing their race packs. We politely ask that all runners take care of their race packs once received as this is a charity run event. A lost runner number and/or timing chip puts a lot of pressure on our event organisers and can impact the charity’s overall funds raised as we cannot issue duplicates and lost numbers equate to a new number being reissued. Please be mindful of this once your race pack is with you.

Please go to the Race Information Point and replacements will be provided where possible. However, we cannot guarantee times will be automatically sent to your mobile with a replacement race number and timing chip.

A: All runners who complete the course will receive a finishers’ bag which includes a medal.

A: In 2015, the Wigan 10k reached its capacity six days ahead of the race and registration was immediately closed. In 2016, registration closed 48 hours ahead of the race. A decision will be taken ahead of the race as to whether we will be registering runners on the day. Please check Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.

Please do not rely on registration on the day and register in plenty of time ahead of our closing date.

Should we open on the day registration, this will be charged at £25.00

The Family Mile does offer on the day registration with at a cost of £5.00 Registration will be open 9am – 12pm.

A: We endeavour to post the link for the results of the Wigan 10k online within 24 hours of the race. The text with your chip time is only available if you entered your SMS details on registration. Please take care to fill in all the sections of registration if you would like your time text through.

A: Results will be available on our Facebook page no later than 24 hours after the race finishes.

A: You should have received a confirmation email from Sports Entry Solutions when you registered for the race which may have gone into your spam folder. You can check on the registration page under ‘current entries’ for your name on an alphabetically ordered list.

A: Please check your emails and the runners’ entrants list in the following link.

If you have then you can transfer the extra place to another runner before the date specified above. Instructions on how to do this are given above.

A: Please contact Sports Timing Solutions direct details can be found in the following link.

A: Yes, the event is a UK Athletics Certified Event and the course has also been UKAEA accuracy certified meaning the event is eligible for the Power of 10.

A: If you ordered your T-Shirt when you registered to run in the 10k, your racepack and t-shirt will be dispatched together.

If you registered or ordered your t-shirt before 9am Tuesday 1st September we cannot guarantee that your t-shirt will arrive before race day, although we will endeavour to get them to you as soon as possible. If you registered and ordered after this time your race pack and t-shirt will be available to collect from the Race Information Point on the morning of the race.

A: If you ordered your T-Shirt when you registered, your racepack and T-Shirt will be dispatched together. If you ordered through ADM your racepack and T-Shirt will be dispatched separately.

If you registered or ordered your t-shirt before 9am Tuesday 1st September we cannot guarantee that your t-shirt will arrive before race day, although we will endeavour to get them to you as soon as possible.

A: In the unlikely event that the Wigan 10k has to be cancelled our organising charity Joining Jack, will endeavour to let runners know as soon as possible. The Wigan 10k will only be cancelled in extreme circumstances. An email will be sent to all registered runners’ email addresses and updates will be posted on all social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Any updates will also be posted on the Wigan 10k website www.wigan10k.co.uk

Runners will be offered a number of options from which they can choose.


Event Information

Race Day

The 10k route starts and finishes on Market Street in Wigan town centre.

Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third male and female runners, as well as the winners of a number of other categories, and there will be an awards ceremony for the winners held on the day on the main stage in the town centre.

There will also be live entertainment on stage, and the continental food markets will be in town, so we’d encourage all runners and spectators to remain in the town centre after the run to make the most of the atmosphere.

All runners will receive a free finishers goody bag and medal. Shower facilities are available for runners in the Wigan Life Centre after the event, although please be aware that you will need to bring swimwear to use these. There will also be a baggage area for all runners to safely leave their belongings in Wigan Life Centre (South Site).

Sponsorship Form

Click here to download the Joining Jack sponsorship form.


Wigan 10K 2019 Prizes

  • First male £150 The Endurance Shop voucher plus £100
  • First female £150 TES voucher plus £100
  • Second male £100 TES voucher plus £50
  • Second female £100 TES voucher plus £50
  • Third male £50 TES voucher plus £25
  • Third female £50 TES voucher plus £25
  • First over 40 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 45 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 50 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 55 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 60 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 65 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First over 70 (male and female) £20 voucher
  • First male and first female club teams (4 runners to count) £60 voucher
  • First corporate team (4 runners to count, mixed) Free entry to 2020 event
  • New Race record £50 male £50 female

Be a Volunteer- Join the JJ Army

The Wigan 10k wouldn’t be the same without all our fantastic volunteers and this year, for our awesome 8th event, the JJ Army is going to play a bigger part than ever before.

The 2020 Wigan 10k will now take place on Saturday, September 5th as part of the rescheduled Run Wigan Festival - both are put together by our fantastic organising charity Joining Jack.

We have a team of around 80 volunteers making up Team JJ on the day who give up their spare time to work alongside Joining Jack and our Event partners to help ensure everything goes without a hitch. As a charity we rely on our amazing team to make us one of the best running events around – we couldn’t do it without them.

Our volunteer roles range from marshalling the course at the start and finish line, directing runners and keeping the route clear of crowds, to keeping our runners on course through the picturesque sights of Mesnes Park, the DW Stadium and the impressive 100m finish straight at Robin Park as well as handing out refreshments and the all-important goodie bags to our finishers.

2020's race will unbelievably be our 8th and we are targeting a terrific 3,000 runners. With the rescheduling of the Run Wigan Festival, race day will also feature a 5k and a fabulous Family Mile - so we are going to need even more pairs of hands than ever helping things run smoothly and of course, enjoying the incredible atmosphere that only comes with the Wigan 10k.

If you would be willing and available to help this year it would be fantastic to have you involved. We will need volunteers from 8.30am on the day of the race, until approximately 12.30pm - these times might be subject to slight change.

If you are interested, you know someone who might be, or you simply want a little more information, please get in touch via email info@wigan10k.co.uk. It would be great to hear from you and be sure to let us know too if there is any particular role you would prefer.

We look forward to seeing you on the day! #thebestsupporters #seeyouonthestartline #JJArmy


Supported Charities

Who will you be running for?

The Wigan 10k Road Race can be run in support of any charity that is close to your heart. Below is a selection of local charities that would benefit from your support.

Joining Jack, The Mayor's Charity, Joseph's Goal, Wigan Rotary Club, Wigan Youth Zone, Champsappeal, Wigan Stars, Wigan   Leigh Deaf Children's Society   Carrieon Fighting.

Click on the various logos to find out more about each organsiation.

Age UK Wigan
Blessing in Diguise
Carrieon Fighting
Champs Appeal
DIAS – Breaking the chain of Domestic Abuse
Joining Jack
Josephs Goal
Maddis Butterflies
Mayor's charity
Rotary Club Wigan
Samaritans Wigan
Shining a Light on Suicide
Wigan and Leigh Deaf Childrens Society
Wigan Stars
Wigan Youth Zone

Supporting Partners

Joining Jack
Wigan Council
Inspiring healthy lifestyles
Fylde Coast Running

Media Partners

Wigan Observer
Wish FM
Wigan 10K

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