Great Manchester Run

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£18.00 - £49.00Free injury protection
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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 rock anthems and the buzz of local supporters. Come for a new PB, goodies galore, and 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.
Participants
10k - Sunday, Half Marathon - Sunday, Junior - Saturday, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sat 21st May 2022 - Sun 22nd May 2022
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4.8
(48 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Portland St, Manchester M1 3LF, UK
Start times
Sun 22nd May 2022
10k - Sunday:
11:30am |
Half Marathon - Sunday:
8:30am
Sat 21st May 2022
Junior - Saturday:
TBC |
Mini - Saturday:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Great Manchester Run
Mini - Saturday
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1.5km
£18.00
Junior - Saturday
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2.5km
£19.00
10k - Sunday
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10km
£42.00
Half Marathon - Sunday
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13.1mi
£49.00
Route information
Manchester’s favourite Half Marathon and 10k will take 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 will provide you with plenty of atmosphere 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.
With 24 entertainment zones for the Half Marathon, and 21 on the 10k course, 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
Taking place the day before the Half Marathon and 10k these two races for children make this event for the whole family. There will be encouragement throughout, a medal and goodies at the finish and that finish line feeling we all know and love. These wonderful races will inspire a budding athlete in your little ones and a life long love of being active.
Children will get a medal they can show off to their friends, a t-shirt to take part in and edible treats when they cross the finish line! Not only that, there will also be spot prizes for the best fancy dress!
Adult Assistance
Children in the Mini Race must be accompanied by an adult, and each child must be registered in the race.
Adults do not have to run with children in the Junior Race, but they can if they request to if they wish.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finishers Medal
  • Exclusive finishers t-shirt
  • Finishers 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
Train
How to get there
Portland St, Manchester M1 3LF, 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
Sunday
08:30 Half Marathon starts
11:30 10k starts
*All timings are subject to change, and confirmed start times will be released closer to the event date and communicated to all entrants by Great Run.
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.
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.
Entrants who have their race number do not need to register on the day.
There will be Great Run Information points on the day for if you have any last minute queries.
Age Requirements
Great Manchester Run entries are open to runners aged 15 & over for the 10k and , and 17 & over for the Half Marathon.
The Junior Race for children aged 9 - 15. The Mini race is for children aged 3 - 8. Mini entrants must run with a parent.
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
Results will be published hereExternalLink after the event.
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Great Run
Great Run is the UK’s biggest mass participation sports business. They have been creating and delivering major, televised, mass participation events for over 4 decades. In that time, over 4.7m runners, swimmers and cyclists have been cheered across the finish line. Their signature event is the world’s biggest half marathon, the iconic Great North Run, which reached its milestone 40th event last year. The Great North Run evolved into a UK wide series of events, giving over 200,000 runners the chance to achieve their goals every year.
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Reviews
4.8
48 reviews
CrowdsIncredible crowds
ThumbsUpWell organized
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
Donna F
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
My first 10k and loved it! Great support all the way round 👍🏼 Medal is Fab and the T-shirt is good quality
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
First time doing this race very well organised lots of support. Raised £300 for The British Heart Foundation
Neeta M
Star
4.7
Did the 10k - Sunday in 2019
Great event and local for me. Its a great day out with family. This year the half marathon was much better organised. The support was great from entertainers and public. I started doing the Great Manchester Run about 8/9 years ago doing the 10k and look forward to it every year when I can.
Tanith TJ
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
Really good organisation, big crowds of supporters and music would always sign up for next year.
Rebecca W
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
Such a good atmosphere various bands and music playing throughout, and loved the fact there were 2 water stations!
Lizzy A
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
My favourite 10K! Incredible support and entertainment all around the course to keep you going. Manchester is a special city and this is always a special event
Alex R
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
Amazing atmosphere as always. Helpful volunteers. Very friendly welcome from spectators and volunteers
Esther P
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
This is a brilliant event. If you're normally a 5k runner and want to challenge yourself a bit further, this is the one for you. The totally amazing atmosphere and cheering crowds will get you through it. There are lots of bands and music along the course which boost the experience too. Loads of support along the course and so many people running for so many charities which makes it all the more poignant & worthwhile too. Lots of organisation goes into this event and it shows. The course is designed so that it passes some of the more iconic buildings and parts of Manchester. It's a great way to get to know the place! I can highly recommend this event every time. I have done it for the last 5 years and haven't been disappointed yet.
Louise T
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5.0
Did the 10k - Sunday in 2019
Great for my first competitive 10k and the tracking facility was great for my friends and family to keep up with whereby was
Louise T
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2019
Absolutely loved my first experience of a 10k. I raised a phenomenal amount for a charity close to my heart and have been recommending to all my friends and family. The tracking facility was particularly enjoyed by my Dad who lived to se how o was getting on xx
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Recent Questions
Kathryn Lawson
9/19/2021
Is the orange wave the slowest wave pace?
Addis Miller
9/8/2021
Hi the event says the 26th but when i go to pay it says the 25th of sept. Which date is it?
Ellie Cookson
9/13/2021
Hi Addis, it's on the 26th!
Steph S
9/5/2021
Hello, are running buggies permitted?
Steph S
9/5/2021
Can I run with my running buggy?
Emma Richardson
9/2/2021
Can I change from the 10k to the half marathon? What do I need to do?
Steven Smith
4/29/2019
Hello What are the parking arrangements please?
Steph Ede
4/29/2019
Hey there, just to let you there is no official parking for the event however, there are plenty of transport links that allow you to park nearby and travel to central Manchester where the start is. All the best!
Steven Smith
4/29/2019
Where is the finish please?
Steph Ede
4/29/2019
Hey there, just to let you know the finish line is on the intersection of Great Bridgewater Street and Deansgate. All the best!
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