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AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2025

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AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2025
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Celebrate all that is great about Manchester in this annual must do event. Choose from a Half Marathon or 10k course starting and finishing in the vibrant Manchester City Centre. This event will suit runners of all abilities as you are spurred on by multiple on course music zones pumping out Manchester anthems and the buzz of local supporters lining the streets. Come for an atmosphere to remember.
Brought to you by the people behind the Great North Run, the world's biggest half marathon and streamed live on BBC.
Half Marathon - Sunday and 10k - Sunday
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Sun, 18 May 2025
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Portland St, Manchester M1, UK
Start times
Sunday, 18 May 2025
Half Marathon - Sunday: 8:30 am10k - Sunday: 11:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2025
Half Marathon - Sunday
10k - Sunday
Route information
Manchester’s favourite Half Marathon and 10k takes runners of all abilities on a wonderful tour of the city.
The Half Marathon passes by two of the UK’s most iconic football grounds, the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, as well as the Imperial War Museum and Albert Square. The 10k takes in all those amazing sights as well, apart from the Etihad Stadium.
Some iconic streets in the middle of Manchester will be closed off to vehicles for one day only, allowing participants a safe, unique running experience through the city. And with the action all televised on the BBC each year, this is an event like no other.
On-Course Entertainment
The course has a fantastic atmosphere throughout to keep you going. With bands on the run, charity cheer points, musical entertainment and thousands of spectators shouting your name – you’ll stay motivated all the way to the finish line!
With live music, local legends (including Clint Boon!), Beats Boost and Hacienda zone, and the Hits Radio Motivation zone, there's plenty to enjoy along the way.
There are 24 entertainment zones for the Half Marathon, and 21 on the 10k course, so you'll be rocking from start to finish.
Please note: the course may be subject to change.
Junior & Mini Races
Junior Race Distance: 2.5k Ages: 9 to 15
Mini Race Distance: 1.5k Ages: 3 to 8
Find out more about the Junior and Mini Races hereExternalLink.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Exclusive finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's goodie bag
  • Live on the BBC
  • Free training plan
  • Unrivalled oncourse music entertainment zones to keep you motivated
  • Incredible crowd support
  • Access to local Runner Reward offers
  • Pre-race training advice and motivation
  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information
  • Oncourse hydration stations
  • Post event finisher village with activations and giveaways
  • Chip-timed results
  • Closed roads
  • Marked and marshalled route
  • Full medical support
How to get there
Portland St, Manchester M1, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Public Transport
Due to the number of participants, it is advised that you use public transport.
Manchester Oxford Road Station and Deansgate Station are both close to the event start and finish points.
Event day logistics
Start Times
Your start time and wave allocation will be based on your estimated finish time when you enter. You can determine what wave you are in by looking at your race number, which you will receive in your race pack.
Age Requirements
The Great Manchester Run is open to runners aged 15 & over for the 10k and 17 & over for the Half Marathon.
Race Packs
Race numbers will be included in your race pack which will be sent to entrants approximately 2 weeks before the event. This will include your timing chip, wave colour, arrival time, and approximate start time.
Once you have received your race pack, you must read all the information as this is important preparation and will make sure you enjoy your day.
Bag Drop
A self-service bag drop will be available for all runners on event day. All runners need to fill out their bag label (which is detached from their race number) and attach it to their bag before dropping it off. There will be security staff present but the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for lost/stolen items.
Live Photos
Your official race photos from the run will go LIVE the moment you pass a MarathonPhotos.Live photographer at points around the course. Share your race number with family and friends and they can register to be notified as soon as your photos are online, as well as track your progress around the course.
Results will be published hereExternalLink after the event.
Junior & Mini Races
There are Junior and Mini races taking place on the Saturday, which is a fantastic opportunity for young runners to experience the thrill of a Great Run weekend. You can enter the races hereExternalLink.
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