Days to Go until the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run

This is the One: 30,000 runners, 100,000 spectators and last chance to enter the 10k.

With just  days to go until this year’s AJ Bell Great Manchester Run, the countdown is on for Manchester’s much-loved event.

This year’s half marathon distance has already sold out, and we expect the 10k event to do the same in the coming days.

Paul Foster, Chief Executive for The Great Run Company, said: “Over 30k runners are signed up to take part in the world-famous Great Manchester 10k and half marathon event on Sunday, 26 May, with over 100,000 spectators expected to line the streets, roaring runners on from start to finish.

“Not only is the event broadcast live on BBC One to millions, but there’s an electric atmosphere from start to finish, with live bands, charity cheer points and tens of thousands of supporters cheering along the way.

“Club runners, fun runners and fundraisers share the same streets as the world’s elite athletes, and will be mixed with several famous faces with celebs like Gemma Atkinson, Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars running this year – we can’t wait to welcome everyone to the start line next Sunday, 26 May.”

AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run

It’s not all about the adults, the Junior & Mini event returns to the Etihad on Saturday, 25 May, welcoming runners from 3-8yrs, and 9-15yrs of age.

The kids’ events offer high-energy fun from beginning to end, crazy costumes, lots of high fives and a very special finisher’s medal. Our Mini runners (aged 3-8) take on a fun and frenzied 1.6km dash, whilst our Junior runners (aged 9-15) take on a 2.5km challenge.

Enter now, before it’s too late

  • The half marathon sold out a month ago and the 10k will sell out very soon with less than 500 places remaining – don’t miss out, this is your last chance to be part of the magic this year
  • The Junior & Mini event on Saturday, 25 May (the day before) is also selling fast and is expected to sell out.

From the rocking music zones to the charity cheering squads, and the amazing people of Manchester lining the streets, the atmosphere and spirit is Manchester through and through – there’s a reason 99% of runners recommend the event to a friend.

Find out more and join us on the start line here.