Moon Rise Run

Moon Rise Run is a brand new night run & festival arriving at Heaton Park this April.

By Matthew Tyas | Last updated 27 April 2017

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Moon Rise Run is a brand new night run & festival arriving at Heaton Park this April.


Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon braved the elements last night to be the first to pledge support for a brand new event, making its international debut in Manchester this Spring.

After nightfall, the 5km course will be transformed into an enchanting passage across the park, illuminated with bespoke and beautiful festoon lighting and by the LED Moonbeam wristbands given to each runner.

The neon procession will cross the finish line and celebrate at the post-­‐race festival, where all that breathless elation can be indulged with live music and high-­‐quality refuelling opportunities. Think glowing, lantern-­‐lit trees, live music and DJs, artisan street food and a bar.

The event is expected to attract attention from a host of local celebrities and Coronation Street’s Hayley Tamaddon was the first off the blocks to pledge support for the new event, braving the elements to light up the park in a Moon Rise Run T-­‐shirt, Moon Beam wristbands and lanterns.

She said:

“The Moon Rise Run is right up my street! Combining fun and fitness after dark sounds like a great experience, and I think its fantastic when anyone chooses the North to debut a new event. The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity is a truly amazing organisation­‐ the fact that Moon Rise Run has teamed up with them sealed the deal for me for getting involved. Hopefully a gang of us from the street will be there to see Heaton Park transformed!”

The running course is a gentle exploration of the park, and suitable for all levels of experience – from first timers to seasoned pros. The idea is to combine fitness and well-­being with fun and socialising, all as part of a shared experience in a beautiful, specially created environment.

Although participants don’t have to fundraise to participate in this event, Moon Rise Run is delighted to announce that they’ve teamed up with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, who are an official local charity to the event. This means that participants can easily opt-­in to raise funds for the organisation via their run.

The ticket price gains each runner their entry into the race, limited edition Moon Rise Run T-­shirt, LED Moonbeam wristband, race number and entry into the post-­‐race festival. Festival-­only tickets are also available to allow supporters the opportunity to revel in the festival celebrations after cheering on their friends and family.

Moon Rise Run is an inclusive event. The gentle course and welcoming, laid-­‐back atmosphere of the festival make it suitable for everyone from novice runners and serious athletes to music lovers, festival fans, families, big social groups, and anyone looking for a new and memorable experience.

The line up for the post-­‐race festival is yet to be revealed, but Moon Rise Run are proud to announce Norwegian-­‐rooted, indie folk band Firewoodisland as the first artist on the bill.

The 4 piece deliver anthemic, uplifting tunes; strong beats; unusual instruments and an upbeat soundtrack for post race fun.

The race will start at 7.45pm and the post-­‐race festival will end at 11pm. Tickets for single entry, groups, and festival-­‐only are on sale now.

Sally Pigott, Event Director at No 24 Events commented:

“We’re so excited to be presenting this brand new event, and are certain that Manchester is the best place for us to launch it. We’re going to create a completely unique experience and in such a wonderful park, we expect it to be magical and utterly memorable. As the UK’s most exciting and forward thinking city, we hope that Manchester will love the idea as much as we do!”

Hannah Thomas, Events and PR Manager at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity said:

“Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity are really excited to be partnered with the Moon Rise Run in Manchester. The event is unique as it is so much more than just a run, we are really pleased that the organisers have chosen to bring their first ever event to our wonderful city. We hope that when people are signing up to take part they will consider ticking the box to run for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Whatever amount people can raise, no matter how big or small, will help us to make life easier for the 200,000 children that we treat each year from across the North West and beyond. With the support of the Manchester Moon Rise Runners we can ensure that our hospital isn’t just the largest children’s hospital in the UK but also the very best.”

Moon Rise Run
18th april 2015 heaton park
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