The New Anderton Boat Lift 10k & Fun Run

Anderton Boat Lift Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

Starting & Finishing  at the Boat Lift which sits in a spectacular location between the River Weaver and

the Trent & Mersey Canal with runners & Families

having free access to the site and being able to take advantage of its Shop, Tree Top Coffee Shop,

Exhibition Area and the new £50,000 Play Area this New Event is set to be a must do Run on the Calendar.

The Run Goes Around the Trails of the Country Park and Starts & Finishes in the Grounds of the Boat Lift.

The Route is mainly undulating trails.

(Please note only assistance Dogs are Allowed in the Boat Lift Grounds)

Included in the 10k Entry Fee

  • Free access to the Historic Anderton Boat Lift's Site For Runners, Supporters & families
  • Chip Timing
  • Free Unlimited Digi Photo Downloads to All Finishers from Mick Hall Photos 
  • Bespoke Boat Lift Medal to All Finisher
  • Goodie Bag 
  • Fully Supported Route with Feed Station
  • Spectacular Finish Line with Stage Area
  • Live Results Displayed at Finish Area
  • All Fun Runners Recieve a Fun Run Medal

Start Times

1 Mile Fun Run 10.00AM 

10k Race (Open Rolling Start/Results will be off  your Chip Time) 10:30-10:45AM 

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Registration will take place in the Boat Lift Grounds

Come Down & Enjoy the Boat Lift Facilities at Saturday Pre Registration

Saturday 19th May 10am to 3pm

Sunday 8am to 10:15am

Route Map

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Anderton Boat Lift 10k Route Map

The route follows a one way out section for approximately 1.9 miles

where you then join the lap section, runners then complete a Lap

(running over the chip mat at the feed Station twice)

before heading Back on a One Way Back Section to the Boat Lift). 

There will be a Clearly Signed and Marshaled at the chip mat/feed station - 
1st Time Over Chip Mat Turn Right
2nd Time Over Chip Mat Turn Left
This Means Each Runner will Visit the same Feed Station at 3 Mile & 4.3 Mile before heading back to the boat lift.


Runner Information

The 10k will be a Rolling Start between 10:30am & 10:45

This means your Personal Time will not start until you are ready to cross the Start Line

Please can faster runners assemble first

Your Chip must placed around either Ankle (Velcro Type)

Please remeber no chip no time!

Collect your Chip and Bib number at Registration on Saturday or Sunday Morning.

Toilets are located near the Start/Finish area with additional Portable Toilets Available.

Course Feed Stations will be stocked with

  • Water
  • Electolyte
  • Gels & Sweets

Please do not Litter the Route, Bins are provided.

Runners must give way to members of the public at all times

If you pull out of the race please give your chip back to a marshal or at Race HQ.


Pay & Display Parking is in Operation

On Arrival Please Follow Marshal Instuctions & Signs.

Charity Places Available!

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To celebrate its first 10K trail race and Fun Run on Sunday 20 May,

Cheshire is offering 30 free running places on the 10K trail to charities who want to enter sponsored runners.

For further information on how to reserve these places email,

(Please note minimum garanteed raised amount will be required for a Free Place)

Boat Lift Information

 Visitors can experience how it feels to be magically transported

through the Lift by this piece of high Victorian engineering.

Alternatively, guests can opt for a special boat trip and learn about the unique industrial heritage of Northwich,

a town that has made its living on salt for more than 2000 years.

Throughout the year, the Anderton Boat Lift offers regular boat trips for which there is a charge. 

For the boat trip booking is advisable on 01606 786 777.

The Anderton Boat Lift is owned by the Canal and River Trust

and was restored in 2002 after a £7 million restoration made possible due to a

substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Anderton Boat Lift and the Coffee Shop is open from 9.30am to 4pm during weekdays

and until 5.30pm on weekends, school holidays and Bank Holidays. 

Off-peak Winter hours apply later in the year. For more information visit

Costs for the River Trip and Boat Lift Trip are as follows:

9.30am - 5.30pm, across the whole Bank Holiday weekend - from Good Friday, 25 March to Easter Monday, 28 March.

There is no charge for children under 5 years old and the adult charge only applies to children over 15-years old.

River Trip

Adults £5.00

Children      £4.00

Concessions   £4.50

Family £14.00

(either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

The River Trip takes 40 minutes and includes a commentary on the unique industrial heritage of Northwich.

Boat Lift Trip

Adults     £8.00

Children   £6.00

Concessions   £7.00

Family £22.00

(either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

This Trip takes approximately 40 minutes during which visitors are transported through the Lift and given a commentary.

Combined Ticket

Adults £12.50

(River and Lift)

Children   £9.00

Concessions   £11.00

Family £34.50

(either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

Special ‘Top of the World’ Tours

These hour-long tours are only available on a selected number of days

and allow visitors to go on a guided tour on to the Boat Lift itself, including to the very top of the structure

  Please contact the booking office for more information on 01606 786 777.

Booking for the River trip and Lift Trip is advised by calling the booking line on 01606 786 777.

The ‘Top of the World Tour’ is not advisable for anyone with a fear of heights.

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