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Manchester Marathon
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Take to the streets of Manchester in one of Europe's top Marathon's. Whether you're attempting a personal best or aiming to complete your first marathon, this event is suitable for runners of all abilities. The course is flat and fast and takes you through the cities streets. Come for the medal!
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Sun, 16 Apr 2023
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Stretford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX, UK
Start times
Sunday, 16 Apr 2023
Marathon :
9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Manchester Marathon
Route information
You'll take to the streets of Manchester for this marathon. The course will be along closed roads and be mostly flat.
Runners will take a route that reaches from Old Trafford and the city centre to Stretford, Sale, and Altringham before heading back up towards the finish line at Old Trafford.
There will be markers every mile and every 5k as well as 8 water stations along the route.
Relay Entry
You are able to enter the Therme Manchester Marathon as a relay group of 2 or 4. Please consider that the splits for the relays might not be exactly equal and some runners might run slightly more or less than others.
Runners will have to make their own way to their designated start points. These are accessible by Metrolink with stops under a 1k walk. Relay locations will be signposted and will have marshals to point runners in the right direction.
Runners A, B and C will collect their medal and t-shirt at the relay changeover point. Runner D will collect theirs from the main finish line.
4 Leg Relay
Each leg of the relay will start at different points. They are as follows:
  • Runner A - from the Therme Manchester Marathon
  • Runner B - from A56 Bridgewater Way – Cornbrook Metrolink Tram stop
  • Runner C - from De Quincey Road – Timperley Metrolink Tram stop
  • Runner D will start from St John The Divine, Brooklands (M33 3PB)
Please note that the runner with the 'D' bib must run the final leg of the marathon or the relay time won't be recorded.
2-Leg Relay
  • Runner A - from the Therme Manchester Marathon
  • Runner B - from De Quincey Road – Timperley Metrolink Tram stop
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Live music and entertainment
  • DJ Performances
  • Chip-timed
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Water stations
  • First aid points
  • On course toilets
How to get there
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX, UK
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By Public Transport
Metrolink's closest stops to the start area are Pomona, Exchange Quay and Trafford Bar (Zone 2) which are less than a 10-minute walk. The nearest stop to the finish line and event village is Old Trafford (Zone 2).
Please note that there is no official Therme Manchester Marathon car park.
Event day logistics
Saturday 15th April
09:00 - 15:00 Race Pack Collection
Sunday 16th April
09:00 - 10:55 Marathon starts
Start Times
Runners will be set off in staggered waves, split in 10-minute intervals, starting from 9 am, with the last group setting off at 10:55 am.
Race Packs
All race packs for UK based runners will be sent out roughly two weeks before the Therme Manchester Marathon.
If you are an international runner or your race pack does not arrive on time, you will need to pick up your race pack in person from 'Pack Pick Up'. You must collect it the day before the event from Therme Manchester Marathon between 09:00 and 15:00. Please note that you must bring a photo ID with you.
If you cannot make it to 'Pack Pick Up' yourself, you may send someone to pick it up for you, but they will need a signed note from the originally registered runner. This is not a method of transferring entries, the registered runner must still run.
On the back of your race number, you will need to fill out your emergency information. Please make sure this is done before you start the marathon.
Start and Finish Areas
The start and finish area will be exclusive to runners. Spectators will not be allowed to enter these areas. The only access to the start area is from Talbot Road.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop facility in the Athlete's Village behind Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Water and Nutrition Stations
There will be 8 stations along the marathon course with water, nutrition and energy gels for runners to pick up along the way.
Cut-off Times
There will be a 6-hour cut-off time from when the last person crosses the start line. All runners should aim to finish before this cut-off, if they don't they may be forced to retire from the race or run on the pavement open to the public.
There will be a sweeper bus to take runners back to the Athlete's Village.
Runners competing for a prize are not permitted to wear headphones during the marathon. If you aren't competing for a prize you may wear headphones, but please be aware of what's going on around you, especially support from spectators.
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or over on event day in order to participate.
Green Runner Entry
You will have the option to enter as a 'Green Runner.' This is the eco-friendly option where you forego your medal and t-shirt in favour of donating to a carbon offsetting programme.
Best Sellers Package
This entry option includes everything that you would get with an individual entry including event entry and t-shirt as well as an official training top and personalised medal insert showing your name and marathon time to make your finisher's medal even more memorable.
What is the cut-off time for the Therme Manchester Marathon?
There will be a cut-off time of 6 hours after the last person has started the race, where all runners should aim to complete the marathon. There will be a sweeper bus to take people back to the event village who don't make it back before the cut-off time.
Can you sign up for the Manchester Marathon on the day?
Unfortunately, there will be no entry on the day.
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