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Distance 2 Miles & 2K
Price 2.3K Junior - £15 per entry, 1.5K Mini - £14 per entry
Location Sportcity, Manchester
Date 27 May 2017
Age Mini: 3 - 8 yrs old, Junior: 9 - 15 yrs old

Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2016 Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run, entries for the 2017 events are NOW OPEN!

The North West biggest and most popular children's running event returns to Etihad Campus on Saturday 27 May. Located less than two miles from the city centre, the Etihad Campus is home to Manchester City Football Club and a number of other sporting venues.

We love your young runners too and have 2 shorter distance runs for children aged between 3 – 15 years old. You don't need to be the next Mo Farah or Paula Radcliffe! All Junior and Mini runners will receive their very own running t-shirt, a goodie-filled finisher’s pack and that all-important medal.

The Course

The Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run will be heading back to the Etihad Campus for the 2017 events. The Mini course is approximately 1.5k and the Junior run is a 2.3k course. Please note: the courses may be subject to change.

To view a larger version of the map, please click here >

The course includes a charity cheering point as well as music on the course to give you that little extra boost before you arrive at the finish line.

Look out for our three favourite mascots who will be there at the start to give you a high five!

  • Humphrey the Bear from the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
  • Reu the Gnu from Reuben's Retreat
  • And of course, the one and only Dart, from GO Run For Fun!

Good luck with the training - we'll see you on the start line!

Course Map


Click on the links below to download useful event information:

How to enter

Make it a Great day out for all the family in Manchester

2.3K Junior

Price: £15 per entry
Be part of a great day of sport at the Junior Great Manchester Run (9-15 years). Please note: Junior runners must not be accompanied by an adult unless there is a special requirement that necessitates adult accompaniment.


1.5K Mini

Price: £14 per entry
Be part of a great day of sport at the Mini Great Manchester Run (3-8 years)