Great Manchester Run 2023
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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.
10k, and Half Marathon
Sun, 21 May 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Portland St, Manchester M1 3LF, UK
Sun, 21 May 2023
Half Marathon:TBC |
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.
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
Ages: 9 to 15
Ages: 9 to 15
Ages: 3 to 8
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!
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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- 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
2022 Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Portland St, Manchester M1 3LF, UKGet full directions
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 here after the event.
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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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