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Soak up the unreal atmosphere as you take on the Therme Manchester Marathon, one of Europe's top running events. This flat route taking runners through the streets of central Manchester is perfect for all runners whether you're attempting a new PB or completing your first marathon.
Metrolink 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.
There are many Park and Ride options if you are travelling by car.
Event day logistics
Please note that timings are based off the 2021 event and it is possible they may change.
10:20 Marathon starts
Start Wave Times
You will be emailed your arrival time for the start access point. Please ensure to arrive in the time block that is provided in the starts email.
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' the day before the event in Manchester Central Convention Complex between 10:00 and 17:00. You will need to bring photo ID. 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 original 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.
Please note that no race packs will be available for collection on the day.
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.
There will be a pacing team running the marathon in the following times: 3:00, 3:15, 3:29, 3:30, 3:45, 3:58, 3:59, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00. They will be easily identifible with black back packs and flags showing the time they are running. You don't have to stay with the pacer the entire run, you can speed up, slow down or follow another pacer. Click here to find out more about the Therme Manchester Marathon free pacing service.
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.
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
Runner A will begin the relay from the start line, at the wave time allocated to them
Spectators are encouraged to come along and cheer runners as they make their way round this marathon course.
Are there any age restrictions for the Therme Manchester Marathon?
Yes there are, you'll need to be aged 18 or over to run in this marathon.
Can I run and listen to my headphones for the Therme Manchester Marathon?
Yes, wearing headphones is permitted if you do not intend to compete for a prize.
Is there a cut-off time for the Therme Manchester Marathon?
Yes, the cut-off time will be 6 hours after the last runner has crossed the start line.
Can I enter the Therme Manchester Marathon as part of a relay team?
Yes, 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.
Did the race in 2022
A great experience
Did the race in 2022
Great event, well run and organised. Wish there was a few more portaloos on the course. But that’s a very minor point on what was a great days running and event.