Club Races

Under normal circumstances the club organises several races each year — historically Run Macc Fest being the biggest in terms of entrants and money raised for charity. Results and reports for the club-organised races are given in Race Results below.

The club has a strong belief in supporting the local community and currently donates all net profits (after costs) from each of these races to local charity — we even openly show our race costings so that participants see exactly where the money goes!  Macclesfield Harriers & A.C. is one of the few clubs to do this.

In addition, club members currently act as race organiser for other local fell races including the Bollington 3 Peaks and Rainow 5 races (in May), the Wincle Trout Run (June), the Langley fete fell race (July) and the Andrew Heywood Memorial Windgather Fell Race (October) – whilst these are NOT club races the club provides support for them in the form of volunteer marshals, timekeepers and also allows use of the club race signs. The club also helps out at other local events such as the Tegg’s Nose fell race (part of the annual sheepdog trials in August) and Bosley Fell Race.

Races organised by the club – click each race for details

Langley 7

This race was not held in 2022 or 2023. Further information will be released if the event is to be held in the future.

Run Macc Fest

The club committee have decided to partner with Run Through for 2023. The details are here.

Fell Handicap

This is an internal club event held each December – a classic ‘fell’ route around the local area ending with beer and sandwiches in the local pub.

Boxing Day Handicap

The annual Boxing Day handicap is an internal club event held in Langley

Races that the club supports (volunteers, signs etc) – click on each race for details

Windgather (Andrew Heywood Memorial)

A challenging fell race around the Goyt Valley

Wincle Trout

A five mile circuit around the Dane Valley with the promise of a Trout as your prize!

Rainow 5

A local 5 mile trail/fell race around Rainow and Kerridge – great cakes!

Gun Run

A challenging 9km trail/fell run around Gun Hill with a few ups and downs.

Bollington 3 Peaks

A challenging route around the ‘3 Peaks’ of Bollington (Kerridge, White Nancy & Nab Hill) starting end finishing at a brewery. All proceeds to Buxton Mountain Rescue.

Forest 5

This race was not held in 2022. Further information will be released regarding future years if the race is to be reinstated.

Terry’s High 5

A hilly 5 mile trail/fell run around Shutlingsloe in memory of club member Terry Neild.

All communications about this si on the Terry’s High 5 FaceBook page.

Langley Fete Fell Race

A short sharp 3 mile route around Tegg’s Nose forming part of the annual Langley fete

Tegg’s Nose Fell Race

This race forms part of the annual Macclesfield Sheepdog Trials weekend. It is a challenging 8 mile route with ~1,700′ of ascent.

Please note that no training on the route is allowed as several sections are on private land. If people are seen on the private land the landowners may well withdraw permission for the race.

Rainow Spunch (Orienteering)

An orienteering event around Rainow and surrounding hills using MapRun – various courses available.Entries via SI Entries

The Rainow Spunch is one of several Spunch events organised throughout the year.