MORE than 1800 runners are expected to take on the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10K run on Sunday morning.

Here we list some of the key information provided by organisers the Steve Prescott Foundation. The run starts and finishes at Saints' Totally Wicked Stadium.

Runners should be there no later than 9am. 

What time does the run start and what time should I get there?

Organisers say runners should be at the Totally Wicked Stadium North Stand by 9am at the latest. You can go straight to the start area and don’t need to check in anywhere.

The race will start at 9.30am after a warm-up which will start at 9.20am.

The 10k operates a rolling start.

Signs will be clearly displayed in the start area with estimated finishing times on them. Go to the area signed with your expected finishing time, or the next available space if your chosen time is particularly busy. Stewards will be on hand to assist.

What about my race number?

You must bring your number with you on the morning of the race and it should be pinned to your front while you are on the course.

If you lose your race number, replacements are available from the Race Information Desk situated inside the North Stand on the morning of the race at a cost of £10.

If you have not received your Race Number please go to the Race Info desk situated under the North Stand by no later than 8.45am on the morning of the run.

How is my time recorded?

The 10k is chip timed which means that your time will be recorded from the moment you cross the timing mat at the start of the race until you cross the timing mat at the finish line. You can access your time via the TDL app and links to details of the race timings will be available via our social media pages after the race.

Is there a baggage area?

A secure baggage holding area, race information desk, toilet facilities and refreshments will be available in the North Stand before the race.

Organisers ask all runners to bring as few possessions as possible with them, and if you do need to use the baggage area to do so with plenty of time before the start of the race to try and avoid any unnecessary crowding in the area.

What about parking?

There will be no vehicle access or parking available at the stadium. Free of charge parking will be available in St Helens Council car parks in the town centre, details of which can be found on the council’s website.

Note: parking in privately owned car parks such as Tesco, The Range or retail parks may incur a fine.

Where can spectators go and is the run live tracked?

Spectators will be able to access the North Stand (Only) at the stadium to view the finish and cheer you home! Supporters can also cheer people on along the course.

TDL Live Tracking & Results: There will again be a free live tracking & results at the 2022 GPW Recruitment St Helens 10K!

The live tracker can be accessed in a web browser using the link provided: or via the free mobile app (search 'TDL Events' in your mobile application store to download the app) and will provide: live leaderboards, race information and a route map as well as live times and pace for every runner on the day.

If you claim your profile on the tracker you will be able to share your success with friends and family and they will be able to track your progress live on race day.

Share the link to allow others to follow your progress on race day and don’t forget to download your finisher badge after completing the event. If you have any problems please email or contact Martin on 07971 792859. We look forward to seeing you all there. Good luck!

What's out on the course? 

This year there will be no water station outside GPW Recruitment office, this is because of Covid regulations.

First aid provision will be available on the course. Should you need any assistance during the race please speak to the nearest steward who will be able to help you.

There are three section points 2k Evolution Fitness, 5k Imperial Bar & Terrace Marker, 8k Made to Run Marker.

How will Covid precautions affect the event?

While Covid restrictions have been relaxed, organisers stress the virus hasn’t disappeared and therefore measures will be taken to keep runners and volunteers safe.

Water – Organisers are unable to provide a water station at the top of North Road, as usual, this year so if you are likely to need water along route bring your own reusable bottle with you. Water will still be provided at the finish line for all runners. If you have any difficulties on the course and need water alert thenearest steward and our first aiders will be able to assist you.

Start line: Organisers will be widening the pens at the start of the race to allow runners to spread out more and reduce crowding at the start line. Due to St Helens RFC's outstanding work with the NHS, runners will also take a slightly wider route around the stadium, running on McManus Drive rather than the footpath next to the building. This not only provides more space for runners but also avoids the infrastructure of the Covid vaccination centre currently operating in the stadium.

Finish Line – Organisers will still be providing all runners with medals, t-shirts, water and snacks at the end of the run however this year they will not be provided in pre-packed goody backs. These items will be available for you to pick up from the West Stand terraces which runners ill enter directly from the finish line on the pitch. T-shirt sizes will be clearly marked and volunteers will be on hand to help you. We would ask all runners to move through this area as quickly as possible and to wait for fellow runners under the West and North stands rather than pitchside.

Spectators – Friends and family are welcome to come to the stadium and watch runners cross the finish line. Due to the Covid Vaccination Centre’s location organisers are unable to access the South Stand, however, the North Stand will be open for spectators to watch the finish and to meet runners after the race. The kiosk in the North Sand will be available.

Masks – In line with the current Government guidelines, oraginsers encourage all runners and members of the public to wear a mask in crowded areas, to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.