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There is a strong running community in Bollington and Macclesfield. Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration, background, or location you can benefit from being a part of Macclesfield’s running community. Enthusiastic local runners help and encourage more people to run, and to run more often. Macclesfield and its immediate neighbourhood provides all sorts of running environments, from the running track at the leisure centre, through safe pavement / road running, quiet lanes, to the more extreme fell runs up Teggs Nose and around Macclesfield Forest.

The local running club, Macclesfield Harriers, has been in existence for more than 100 years. They enter and host fell races, relays and championships, including organising the Teggs Nose race, the Roaches, and the Forest Five. They compete across the NW in a variety of road races including the Cheshire grand prix. They organise annually two important road races, namely the Macclesfield Half Marathon and the Langley 7. In the 90’s after a lot of fund raising, and working with the local council, a successful lottery funded bid was achieved to allow a permanent 8 lane T&F facility, complete with purpose built clubhouse, to be sited behind the leisure centre.


The Athletics Track is a 400m, 8 lane track, situated behind the leisure centre on Priory Lane. There are full changing facilities in the adjacent Leisure Centre. There is a pavilion at the track and a 750m jogging trail around the track.
Priory Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4AF. Tel: 01625 615602

Macclesfield Half Marathon: Website for all details regarding the annual half-marathon.

WalkJogRun: Running routes in Macclesfield.

Jogging Buddy: Running partners and running buddies in Macclesfield.

Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running.
They have a local group established in Macc.