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Morrisons Great Manchester Run

Europe's biggest 10K running event has seen more than a quarter of a million enthusiastic runners take to the streets of Manchester since the run was established in 2003.

The Great Manchester Run has raised over £22 million for charity and is part of an elite group of running events with the IAAF Gold Label. The North West's 10K run has grown into a weekend festival of sport, including the Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run and the Great CityGames Manchester – a unique elite event that attracts some of the world's top athletes on a purpose-built track in the heart of the city centre.

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The Course

The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. The police and local authorities are very supportive, but please note that we do have to re-open the roads quickly after the event: if you are still on the course after 15:30 you may find that stewards ask you to finish the run on the footpaths, and we ask that you comply with this instruction. If you need further assistance, the course team will be on hand to help get you back to the finish. The finish system will remain in operation until all runners have crossed the line on Deansgate so all runners will receive their time and Finisher's Pack.

Look out for…
Take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. You will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line for you!

Advice from the medical team...
North West Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance will be at the start, along the course, at the finish on Deansgate, around the family reunion areas and in front of the Charity Village – if you need attention look out for the green banners that will mark the medical posts. If you do require treatment during the run and they think it’s unwise for you to carry on, they will suggest you retire from the event and, although nobody can be forced to stop, it is strongly recommended that you heed the medics’ advice.

Bands on the Run and charity cheering points
There will be a number of bands and DJs playing everything from opera to rock and roll. Hipswing Entertainments present The Fraudsters, an indie covers entertainment phenomenon. Another highlight will be The Blame, one of Manchester’s finest rock and pop covers bands, playing all over the country at many prestigious events. Clint Boon’s famous ‘Boon Army’ stage will be stationed at 5.5km playing Manchester classics and anything upbeat. We’ll have two ‘walls of sound’ for you at 6km and one after 9km, featuring Key 103’s specially chosen playlist to drive you along. If this isn’t enough then the Manchester Evening News Go Zone at 8.5km offers even more music, encouragement and a jelly baby or two for that extra lift!

There are three Charity Cheering Points on the course where supporters of Cancer Research UK will be cheering you on as you pass them at around 1km and then at about 9.5km. At 4km and 7km you’ll see supporters from The Christie and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. At the finish, event supporters Manchester Aid to Kosovo host the Oast House stage in Spinningfields with sets by Manchester-based Clockwork Radio, acoustic folk duo Finch and the Moon and singer/songwriter Janileigh Cohen, plus DJ sets throughout the afternoon. The stage opens at 11am.

Aqua Pura water and Lucozade Sport LITE
Aqua Pura water will be available before the run from water points at the north end of Albert Square and on Portland Street near the Portland Tower. On the course there will be two Aqua Pura water stations at 5km and 7km. When you take a bottle of water please don’t drop it on the course. Keep your bottle with you or throw it carefully on the verge. Remember water is there to drink, not pour over your head, if you’re looking to cool off run through the shower at 6.5km. Aqua Pura water will be given out at the finish, as well as Lucozade Sport LITE inside your Finisher's Pack. If it’s a hot then please bring extra water or sports drinks with you.

Course Map

Event Location

Manchester not only boasts a population of over half a million people but it also offers visitors a wealth of activities to get involved with.

You could try a bit of skiing or get your football fix, take a trip to some of the best shops in the UK, or maybe visit a museum or a brewery; there really is something for everyone.

For more ideas on things to do in Manchester you can go to:


Please note: If you entered after 10.00 on Thursday 30 April you will need to collect your packs from our customer services team on Saturday 9 May at Manchester Central Convention Centre in the Exchange Lower Foyer between 12.00 and 17.00.

The information desk will also be open from 08.30 on Sunday 10 May in the Charter Foyer.

Road information:

Resurfacing works will take place at the Newearth Road Junction on the A580 East Lancashire Road between 8 May & 11 May. In order to complete these works safely a full time Manchester bound road closure of the A580 East Lancashire Road at the junction of Newearth Road will be in place on Friday 8 May from 10pm until Monday 11 May at 5am. The road will be closed on the A580 between Mosley Common Road to Walkden Road and there will be no access in or out of the A580 via Newearth Road. 

About Manchester



Pos Firstname Lastname Club Country Time gunchip wave
1 Stephen Sambu   KEN  00:27:30 G Elite Men
2 Stephen Mokoka   RSA  00:27:38 G Elite Men
3 Bernard Lagat   USA  00:27:48 G Elite Men
4 Wilson Kipsang   KEN  00:27:53 G Elite Men
5 Leonard Komon   KEN  00:28:19 G Elite Men
6 Tesfaalem Mehari   ETH  00:28:23 G Elite Men
7 Andrew Butchart Central Athletics Club GBR  00:29:09 G Elite Men
8 Ross Millington Stockport Harriers & AC GBR  00:29:11 G Elite Men
9 Jonathan Taylor Morpeth Harriers & Athletic Club GBR  00:29:19 G Elite Men
10 Mark Christie Mullingar Harriers IRL  00:29:20 G Elite Men
11 Ryan Mcleod Tipton Harriers GBR  00:29:23 G Elite Men
12 John Mcdonnell Luton Athletic Club GBR  00:29:29 G Elite Men
13 David Nilsson   SWE  00:29:45 G Elite Men
14 John Beattie Newham & Essex Beagles AC GBR  00:29:52 G Elite Men
15 Kevin Seaward Cardiff AAC GBR  00:29:54 G Elite Men
16 Haile Gebrselassie   ETH  00:30:05 G Elite Men
17 Lee Merrien Newham & Essex Beagles AC GBR  00:30:08 G Elite Men
18 Joe Bailey Salford Harriers & AC GBR  00:30:20 G Elite Men
19 Graham Rush Cheltenham & County Harriers GBR  00:30:26 G Elite Men
Elite Male Results


Pos Firstname Lastname Club Country Time gunchip wave
1 Betsy Saina   KEN  00:31:49 G Elite Women
2 Gemma Steel Charnwood A C GBR  00:31:55 G Elite Women
3 Edna Kiplagat   KEN  00:31:57 G Elite Women
4 Caroline Kilel   KEN  00:32:18 G Elite Women
5 Diane Nukuri   BDI  00:32:27 G Elite Women
6 Jelena Prokopcuka   LAT  00:32:33 G Elite Women
7 Fionnuala Britton Kilcoole A.C. IRL  00:32:56 G Elite Women
8 Tiki Gelana   ETH  00:33:12 G Elite Women
9 Jess Coulson Stockport Harriers & AC GBR  00:33:15 G Elite Women
10 Jo Pavey Exeter Harriers GBR  00:33:21 G Elite Women
11 Michelle Ross-Cope City of Stoke AC GBR  00:33:40 G Elite Women
12 Emma Clayton Leeds City Athletic Club GBR  00:33:57 G Elite Women
13 Beth Potter Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers GBR  00:34:25 G Elite Women
14 Faye Fullerton Havering Mayesbrook Athletic Club GBR  00:34:34 G Elite Women
15 Jenna Hill Sale Harriers Manchester GBR  00:34:40 G Elite Women
16 Ann-Marie Mcglynn Thames Valley Harriers IRL  00:34:52 G Elite Women
17 Bekki O'Neill   GBR  00:35:34 C Green
18 Emily Whitmore Charnwood A C GBR  00:36:00 G Elite Women
19 Abigail Bagshaw Royal Air Force GBR  00:36:22 C Faster
Elite Female Results


Pos Firstname Lastname Club Country Time gunchip wave
1 David Weir Weir Archer Academy GBR  00:20:57 G Wheelchair
2 Simon Lawson Carlisle Tri Club GBR  00:22:30 G Wheelchair
3 Nathan Maguire   GBR  00:23:45 G Wheelchair
4 John Smith Weir Archer Academy GBR  00:23:46 G Wheelchair
5 Patrick Monaghan   IRL  00:23:47 G Wheelchair
6 Mark Telford   GBR  00:23:48 G Wheelchair
7 Karl Nicholson   GBR  00:23:49 G Wheelchair
8 Anthony  Gotts Weir Archer Academy GBR  00:24:09 G Wheelchair
9 Callum Hall Leeds City Athletic Club GBR  00:25:17 G Wheelchair
10 Matthew Clarke   GBR  00:26:16 G Wheelchair
Elite Male Wheelchair Results


Pos Firstname Lastname Club Country Time gunchip wave
1 Shelly Woods Weir Archer Academy GBR  00:25:37 G Wheelchair
2 Mel Nicholls Coventry Godiva Harriers GBR  00:26:28 G Wheelchair
3 Jade Jones New Marske Harriers AC GBR  00:27:19 G Wheelchair
4 Meggan Dawson-Farrell Red Star AC GBR  00:29:47 G Wheelchair
5 Nikki Emerson BWAA GBR  00:30:38 G Wheelchair
6 Gemma Scott   GBR  00:32:17 G Wheelchair
7 Martyna Snopek Weir Archer Academy GBR  00:33:06 G Wheelchair
8 Lizzie Tench   GBR  00:34:51 G Wheelchair
9 Helen Gilham Stockport Harriers & AC GBR  00:44:00 G Wheelchair
Elite Female Wheelchair Results