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Heaton Park

The Ultra Loop

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The Ultra Loop is an inclusive and flexible 8-hour running event with no limit on how far you can run. Within the 8 hours, you are encouraged to run as many loops as you can.


The mixed-terrain course combines roads and trails around a 5km loop and no matter how many loops you run, you receive a finishing time and medal.


The event takes place at Heaton Park in Manchester, UK where the route allows you to experience the park in full as you run by Boating Lake and Heaton Hall and explore the trails and streams of the woodland.

Entry Fee: £34

March 22nd 2025

5km Loop

No Limit

8 Hours

Mixed Terrain

"An excellent race and would highly recommend participating in any future events that they run. The team at Resolute Running delivered fantastic service whilst providing amazing value for money. Five stars all round."

Event Information

Signing Up​

Once you enter, you will receive a confirmation email. Leading up to the race you will then receive more information, guidance and support regarding the event.

If you are between the ages of 12 - 15 then your parent or guardian must contact us in order to organise your place and your parent or guardian must attend the event with you. We do not allow under 12's to participate in any of our current events. Please read further in our Runners Agreement.


We have a Facebook group for all participants that you will have access to where you can ask questions about the event and also meet the community of people taking part. We also have a Strava group we would love for you to join.

Registration & Times

Event registration will begin onsite at 6.45am, where you will collect your race number, chip timing ankle strap and get familiar with the event village. There will be an event briefing at 8.30am followed by an instructor led warm-up at 8.45am before all runners will toe the line ready to start at 9.00am.

How it Works

There is one starting line where everyone will begin from, this same line then becomes the looping line that provides loop split times each time you go around. When you're ready to finish, you cross the same line and let one of our team know that you're finished, we can then provide you with your results.


There is a time limit of 8 hours for the event and during that time you are welcome to run as few or as many 5km loops as you would like to.


Surrounding the start/finish line will be the event village. There will be a bag drop, toilets, and some other stalls from our event partners for you to check out.


The start/finish line will also act as the singular aid station and spectator area. This is where spectators can gather and participant's crew can set up individual aid stations if preferred. Our aid station will provide water, fruit, sweet & savoury snacks and energy bars and electrolytes from our event sponsor VOOM. When you are finished you are welcome to visit the aid station again for fruit and snacks.

There will also be a coffee van selling hot drinks and treats for both participants and spectators.

If you would like to bring your own food and drink, you are welcome to leave your bag with us and access it any time you need to.

With sustainability in mind, we are operating on a bring your own bottle basis. We will have plenty of water for you to fill up your bottles, but we will not be providing cups at the aid station.

Route & Location

The route is 5 kilometres across a range of terrain including woodland trail and park road with approx. 75m of elevation.

With there being some uphill trail sections of the route but the route being mostly asphalt path, we would recommend wearing road shoes with good grip, or light trail shoes that are also fit for road.


The route is not on a closed course, so please consider that there may be walkers or dog walkers in the area.


You can view the route here.

The address of the location is Heaton Park, Manchester, M25 2SW.


The event village can be found by following this link.

Entry Includes

  • Chip Timed Results​

  • Live Event Tracking

  • Finishers Medal​

  • Race Photography​

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