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Salford Quays Salford Quays
As the venue for the free 20k and 50k walks as well as the testing triathlon event, what a backdrop Salford Quays will provide for both competitors and spectators alike.

An internationally recognised site of urban regeneration, the centrepiece of Salford Quays is the hugely acclaimed Lowry museum and arts centre, which simply towers over an area that also features the equally impressive and brand new Imperial War Museum North, and, away in the distance, Manchester United's Old Trafford football stadium.

Ideally situated at the edges of Manchester's city centre skyline, competitors will be able to make the most of Salford Quays' modern new sports facilities whilst the public will enjoy each element of the competition from an easily accessible public waterfront setting.

The walks will take in a loop around the centre of the Quays while the triathlon will show off the whole area to the watching millions around the globe.

Free event start times
28 July - 08.00 women's marathon (Manchester town hall)
28 July - 08.30 men's marathon (Manchester town hall)
28 July - 14.00 women's 20 km walk
28 July - 14.20 men's 20 km walk
30 July - 10.00 men's 50km walk
04 Aug - 08.00 women's triathlon
04 Aug - 11.00 men's triathlon

Detailed public information
Walks information Triathlon information Triathlon information
printer friendly pdf version of maps

Salford Quays
Street address

Quays Road
Salford M5 2AZ

Nearest Metrolink stop:

Harbour City (to be confirmed)

Nearest railway station:

Salford Crescent, Deansgate and Trafford Park Station (none within easy walking distance)

Bus routes

Travelling here from Manchester city centre:

Buses: 71, 73

Travelling from here to Manchester city centre:

Buses: 71, 73


Ranks outside Trafford Park, Salford Precinct and Oldfield Road

Driving directions

From the M60 take junction 12 for the M602. Salford Quays is a quarter of a mile from junction 3 of the M602. Follow signs for the Lowry Centre and the road diversions that will be in place.


Park and ride at Manchester United Football Club
Street parking is available in areas outside road closures.

Road closures

Race walks, 20km Sunday 28 July 2002 - 14:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs

The following roads will be closed or have restricted access at the times stated:

12:00hrs - 18:00hrs Plaza, the Quays (South only), Quayside Walk (beside Lowry Designer Outlet Centre), Orbit Service Road

Race walks, 50km Tuesday 30 July 2002 - 10:00 hrs to 14:30 hrs

The following roads will be closed or have restricted access at the times stated:

12:00hrs - 18:00hrs Plaza, the Quays (South only), Quayside Walk (beside Lowry Designer Outlet Centre), Orbit Service Road

Triathlon, Sunday 4 August 2002 - 08:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs

The following roads will be closed at the times stated:

00:00hrs - 16:00hrs The Plaza
00:00hrs - 16:30hrs The Quays
00:00hrs - 16:00hrs Bridgewater Way
06:00hrs - 14:30hrs Trafford Road, Whitecity roundabout
06:00hrs - 16:00hrs Millenium Bridge, Trafford Wharf
07:00hrs - 14:00hrs Chester Road, Bridgewater Viaduct, Deansgate (to John Dalton Street)
07:30hrs - 14:00hrs Southmill St, Albert Sq, Mount St, (to Peter St)
08:00hrs - 14:00hrs Peter St
09:00hrs - 16:00hrs Trafford Wharf Rd, Water's Reach, Sir Matt Busby Way

Catering outlet payment methods

Cash only

Merchandise outlet payment methods

Cash, Mastercard, Visa, most debit cards such as Switch or Delta, personal cheques with guarantee card. Programme sales will be cash only.

Venue features

No seating available as an outside venue. Capacity for 20,000 at spectator viewing areas adjacent to the swim course, The Lowry, and along the cycling course. There are many more spectator viewing areas along the cycle and run courses.

Services for disabled spectators

Guide dogs are permitted in all areas
There are accessible toilets

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