The Morrisons Great Manchester Run will finish on Deansgate near the Hilton Hotel. After you cross the finish line marshals will direct you to the chip collection area. There will be thousands of runners finishing after you so please keep going! After returning your chip, you will then move through the finish system where you will receive your water and Finisher's Pack. This contains your exclusive t-shirt and medal as well as Lucozade Sport and some great edible goodies. These packs are for finishers only: please don’t take another or ask for a second.
The runner-only finish system ends at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street. It is vital that this area is kept clear to allow runners to exit, so we ask spectators and those runners who have finished to keep on moving and not to block the gates out of the finish area.
Collecting your baggage and meeting up
Beyond this point, runners from different waves will be directed to different zones to collect their baggage and to meet up with friends and family at the reunion area – see the start/finish maps for details. As runners arrive at the end of the finish area at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street, signs and marshals will direct each wave of runners as follows:
Orange and Green wave runners will head left towards Hardman Street to their baggage buses with family reunion at the letterboards in Spinningfields.
White, Blue and Pink wave runners will turn right onto Peter Street for their family reunion area at and baggage drop within the Charity Village at Manchester Central.
At your reunion point, you should aim to meet under the board that matches the first letter of the runner’s surname. Please bear in mind that there will be 40,000 runners plus friends, families and other spectators in the city centre so plan any meeting points in advance – it won’t be possible for everyone to say: “I’ll see you at the finish line!”
If you are not using the reunion areas, agree on a location in advance. This might be the car park you are using, the train station you came into, a shop or café, or one of the landmarks in Manchester such as the Town Hall. If you’re linked to one of the official charities, why not arrange to meet up at the Manchester Central Charity Village?
The Manchester Central Charity Village
A number of the official charities will have meet and greet stands in Manchester Central on the day. This will be open from 08:30 until 16:00 to welcome home charity runners. Contact your charity to find out if they will be there. The charity village is open to all runners, not just those running for a specific cause. Here you will find charity stalls, a big screen, some great offers from our Great Run Partners and more information about future Great Run events.
Spinningfields will be hosting the warm-down party, including stretching and cool-down led by Roy Gayle, live music, food and drink offers, and more. Manchester is full of great cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants: look out for those displaying the “Great Runners Welcome Here” race numbers – simply show yours to take advantage of special offers both pre and post event.