Allow yourself time to get to the start and work out your route in advance. If you're travelling to Manchester from the east of the City we'd suggest you avoid the area around Manchester City’s stadium as there is a match kicking off at 13.00 on Sunday 10 May.
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Please take note of the road closures as most are to the south of the city between Manchester city centre and Old Trafford so if you come in via the north, east or west you can avoid many of these.
- Plan your journey in advance of run day; the map below highlights the main city centre closures but please check greatrun.org for the full road closure list if required.
- Do not assume you can use your normal routes into the city centre. Please DO NOT rely on satnav devices as these could take you along routes which are closed for the event.
- There will be many other runners coming into the city, so the roads will be busier than an average Sunday morning.
Parking your car:
There are plenty of car parks to choose from but the areas closest to the start and finish will be very busy so consider parking a little further away and walking to the start to get those legs moving.
There will be an enhanced Metrolink service on the day, and trams will run every 12 minutes between 09:30 and 17:00, and every 15 minutes outside of this. The first service runs from Altrincham at 06:53, from Eccles at 07:30, from Bury at 06:49, from East Didsbury at 06:52, from Ashton-U-Lyneat 06:55, from Manchester Airport at 06:52 and from Rochdale Town Centre at 07:00. Due to the County Championship cricket taking place at Old Trafford, the Altrincham Line is likely to be busy from late morning onwards.
Metrolink Sunday services: Bury-Piccadilly, Altrincham-Piccadilly, Rochdale Town Centre-East Didsbury, Eccles-MediaCityUK-Ashton-under-Lyne, Cornbrook-Manchester Airport. Visit www.metrolink.co.uk or download the free Metrolink App for iPhone and Android.
By buses & National Rail:
For local bus and other travel enquiries please call the Transport for Greater Manchester traveline 0871 200 2233 (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends and bank holidays). Calls from BT landlines cost 10p a minute, mobile and other landline networks may charge an additional tariff or you can visit www.tfgm.com for local public transport information and links to other travel sites. For National Rail Enquiries call 08457 48 49 50.
Manchester City Council has invested heavily in facilities to make cycling in Manchester City Centre easier and safer. Visit www.manchester.gov.uk