Great Manchester Run
26 Sep 2021
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Summer is in full swing and the countdown to your city’s running event is on.
In just a few months’ time we’ll be doing what do best and putting on amazing events through the streets of Great Run cities across the UK. We couldn’t be more excited to see you back on a (real) start line, where you belong!
Whether you do it for the challenge, to fundraise for charity, or simply for fun, join us because this year it’s all about the comeback!
Great North Run
57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon.
Junior & Mini Great North Run
The Worlds biggest and best kids running event is back in 2021. General entries open at 10am on Thursday 29 July.
Great North 5k
Soak up the atmosphere and join us for a fun and fast 5k on the Friday of the Great North Run weekend.
Great North 10k
Test yourself on the slog of the Tyne at the Great North 10k.
Great North Family Run
A run for the whole family, taking place on the Great North 10k weekend.
Great Bristol Run
Bristol’s much-loved running events return to the city’s streets. For the first time the 10k and HM will take place on the same day.
Great Bristol Family Run
Make it a family event with the 1 mile family run at the Great Bristol Run weekend.
Great Manchester Run
Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets. Take your place on the 10k or HM start line and be part of the unbeatable atmosphere.
Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run
Don't leave it all to the grown ups, come and get involved in the Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run.
Great South Run
The Great South Run is the south coasts biggest and best running event. 10mile and 5k. Not to be missed!
Junior & Mini Great South Run
Mini 1.5k & Junior 2.5k. Make it a Great day out for all the family in Portsmouth, the UK's best waterfront city.
Great Birmingham Run
Birmingham’s biggest and best running events now return to the city’s streets in 2022. For the first time the 10k and HM will take place on the same day.
Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run
The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run takes place on the Great Birmingham Run weekend in May 2022.
Great Scottish Run
Scotland’s biggest running celebration will now return to Glasgow in October 2022.
Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run
Make it a fun day out for the whole family. The Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run will now return to Glasgow in October 2022.
Great North Run Solo
Following on from the hugely popular challenge last year, we’re bringing Great North Run Solo back again in 2021! Complete 25 runs in the build up to event day.
Great Bristol Run Solo
Get race ready! Start running from 26 July. Sign up before 23 August
Great Manchester Run Solo
Get race ready! Start running from 2 August. Sign up before 30 August.
Great Scottish Run Solo
Take on the Great Scottish Run Solo virtual running challenge. Complete 25 runs in 8 weeks. Start running from 9 August.
Great Birmingham Run Solo
25 Runs in 8 weeks. Start running from 16 August and sign up before 13 September.
Great South Run Solo
Get race ready! Start running from 23 August and sign up before 20 September.
Virtual running distance challenges designed to keep you racking up the miles over a 7 or 28 day period.
Couch to 5k Challenge
Gradually build your way to a 5k in 9 weeks with the Great Run Solo Couch to 5k Challenge.
Whether you’re training for your first event or have your eye on a half marathon PB we’re here to support you every step of the way. Browse our training advice, learn how to get the most out of your running and download a training plan here.
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Improve Your Running Technique
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Top 10 Tips For Summer Running
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Health Advice Ahead Of Your Great Run
For a fit, happy and healthy run please make sure you read our advice ahead of your challenge.
Should I Eat Breakfast Before An Early Morning Run?
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Plan Your Ultimate Training Diet
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5 Tips To Crush Your 10K
Manchester running crew Still Waters Run Deep give their top tips for Great Manchester Run.
Last Minute Half Marathon Training Tips
With 10 days to go to the Virtual Great North Run, your tapering should be just about underway. Here are a few tips (and reminders) to keep you…
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Five Workouts You Can Do At Home
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Post-Run Stretching At Home
During training you should remember to stretch regularly, especially after your long run. Stretching after a run, when your muscles are warmed u…