Saturday 15th April
09:00 - 15:00 Race Pack Collection
Sunday 16th April
09:00 - 10:55 Marathon starts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.