The Great Manchester Run will finish on Deansgate near the Hilton Hotel and Beetham Tower. Your Finisher's Pack contains your exclusive T-shirt and medal. The runner-only finish system ends at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street. This area must be kept clear to allow runners to exit.
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 layout on pages 42-43 of your Runners' Guide. As runners arrive at the end of the finish system each wave of runners will be directed as follows:
- Orange and Green waves will be turned left towards Hardman Street to their baggage buses and family reunion in Spinningfields.
- White, Blue and Pink waves will be turned right onto Peter Street for their family reunion area and baggage buses off Southmill St near Albert Square.
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 the city centre will be very busy so you will need to agree any meeting points in advance.
The Charity Village in Albert Square
A number of the official charities will have meet and greet stands in Albert Square (see map on page 42 of your guide) on the day. This will be open from 09:30 until 17:00 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. No charities are in Manchester Central in 2016.
Massage Zone at Centurion House, Deansgate
If you’re looking for some extra help with your recovery, head to the Massage Zone. This year the Great Run Massage Zone
will be in Centurion House on Deansgate. This is close to the charity village and between the baggage bus areas. You can
pre book your slot by visiting www.find-aphysio.com, then just click on the Great Manchester Run image on the homepage.
We have bookable massage sessions and free sessions you can walk up to: Finda-Physio and the massage teams from
Manchester Metropolitan University and Metro Physio will be on hand and waiting to see you.