The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is nearly finished and we want to give you a chance to come and explore it for yourself before it opens to traffic!

On Sunday 7th October, a day of community sporting activities for all the family will be taking place on the new road, giving you a chance to come along and join in the fun, as well as get an up close look at the work that’s been taking place.

Whether you like to run, walk or cycle there will be something for everyone to enjoy, so why not put it in your diary now?

The day will kick off at 10am with a 5km chip timed run along part of the road, before a host of cycling, walking and athletics events take place on the road between 11am and 3pm.  Events taking place will include:

  • “Let’s Ride” with British Cycling
  • Stockport Wheelchair Racing Club providing some taster sessions
  • Cycle skills training and information on local opportunities
  • Fun games and athletics for all ages
  • A chance to walk or cycle along parts of the new road

Full information to follow over the next few weeks.

All of the events will be free for everyone, but places in the 5k need registering in advance


Distance:  5km

Start Time:  10:00am

Age:  14+

Start & Finish Location:   A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road, just off Macclesfield Road, SK7 6DT

Entry cost:  Free

Places on the 5k run are booking up fast with the first 850 places booked in just days.

To make sure as many people as possible can take place we’ve added another 350 places that will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  You can book your place via Eventbrite.

Full joining information will be sent to you ahead of the event.

Additional Information:  The race will use chip timing technology.

Disclaimer: By entering this event online you confirm you are medically fit to take part and that you accept that the organisers will not be responsible for any loss, damage, illness or injury sustained as a result of taking part in the event.



Food and drink will be available to purchase at the event from a variety of concessions.

Alcohol will not be permitted at the event.



The events taking place on are ahead of the opening of the relief road to traffic.  To find out more about the road’s opening please visit our News page.