It's a Piece of Cake 10Km

It's a Piece of Cake 10Km is pleased to be back for its third year. Every year our race gets a little larger and a lot better. We have what we think are the best and most enthusiastic volunteers to loudly cheer you around a chip timed, undulating, 3 lap, 10Km course in one of Manchester's prettiest parks. The signature of our course is 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.

Race start: 10:00 | Attend from: 09:00 | Race numbers issued on the day

Each year we encourage participants or clubs to bake a cake for sale afterwards to raise money for charity (no obligation to bake or buy). For the third year running our charity will be The George House Trust.

FACILITIES: Refreshments | Bag drop | Toilets | Parking | Water station | Men & Women category prizes | Goodie bags

Proudly hosted by Manchester Frontrunners on the occasion of their 12th birthday

Join us on 29th April 2017 at Boggart Hole Clough for a great run, in a fun atmosphere and lots of lovely home baked cake.

UKA Race Licence: 2017-27102 | Course Measurement Certificate: 17/013

Refund policy

Unfortunately we do not accept refunds but we do accept a limited number of deferrals up to the cut off date 22/04/2017

Note from the Race Space team: As per our terms and conditions, any refunds offered by the organiser are the sole responsibility of the organiser to manage and distribute.


It's a piece of cake

Organiser Updates (1)

It's A Piece of Cake 2017 - Race Information

sent by John Lowe on 27/04/2017 at 17:38

Dear Runners,

Thanks very much for entering the 2017 edition of it’s a piece of cake 10Km. This email intends to provide you with all the necessary information for race day.

The race will be held on Saturday 29th April and will start at 10am. If you have run with us previously you will be used to assembling on the athletics track at Boggart Hole Clough. This year the route has changed and the start and finish have moved to the cafe at the bottom of the main driveway. Please check the location of the cafe (race HQ) at We will also upload some maps to Facebook and twitter tomorrow.


Boggart Hole Clough can be acessed by a number of busses. Details can be obtained from The most convenient stop is on Charlestown Road. If you arriving by car there is lots of parking at the Charlestown Road entrance car park. If the car park fills up you may park on the adjacent roads; please ensure you observe local bylaws. 

Important! No vehicles may be parked on the main drive leading down to the Cafe/Race HQ; it is reserved for Emergency access only.

Race Numbers:

Please collect your race numbers on the day. They will be available from approximately 8:30. We have plenty of safety pins.

On the day entries:

We are able to accept on the day entries. Bring your fiends or family along if they fancy a run (over 18s only in the race). Please, if possible, bring the correct change. £12 UKA affiliated £14 other entrants.


The Cafe will be open for the sale of hot and cold beverages from approximately 8:30.


There are toilets available in the cafe but if a queue starts to form there are additional toilets adjacent to the main car park. All runners love a few toilet trips before the start so you may wish to make a trip before you take the walk down to race HQ. You could also incorporate a toilet trip into your warm up.

Bag Store:

A free, secure bag store for runners will be available from approximately 9am in the main cafe building.

Main warm up:

The main warm up will be at approximately 9:40 so please ensure you have your race number, have dropped your bags off and have been to the loo (again) by this time.

Race Start:

There will be a short speech from The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Manchester following the runner’s safety briefing. Race start is at 10am.

Clothing and weather:

The weather forecast for the weekend is for dry mild conditions (no hail this year); however, Manchester is Manchester so please bring additional layers and a waterproof top layer as a precaution. The entire race is held on concrete paths therefore, standard running trainers will suffice.

Most importantly: CAKE!

We have a cake sale at the end of the race. All proceeds go to support the vital work of The George House Trust. Please bring a little change with you and indulge in some much needed home baked cake at the end. There are also awards for the best cakes so what’s not to love.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday.


Race Director

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John Lowe

John Lowe Organiser

2017-04-26 23:02:50

Online entries have now closed. We will be accepting on the day entries. Thanks to everyone that has supported us this year. Race day information emails to follow

John Lowe

John Lowe Organiser

2017-04-13 15:40:20

Thanks to all our entrants so far. Please remember to bring a little bit of cash on the day for our cake sale afterwards. All proceeds from the cake sale to George House Trust

John Lowe

John Lowe Organiser

2017-03-31 18:27:26

Thanks to everyone that has entered so far. Please remember to tell your friends too. The more the merrier I say :)

John Lowe

John Lowe Organiser

2017-01-16 15:25:54

25% Sold. Thank you everyone!

John Lowe

John Lowe Organiser

2017-01-08 19:50:33

101 entries and its only our first week. Thank you

Daniel Kownacki Maia Fradley Paula Dalziel Paul O'Neill Beverley Richards Rebecca Maleedy Chris Leese Tony Rowe Sarah Harris Laura Negus Patricia  Booth Gary Dale Huw Davies Elizabeth Morgan Barrie Powers Chris Hull Paul Steven Liz Connors Issy McGlashen Ian  Redpath