To celebrate Manchester’s amazing sense of city pride, we’ve partnered with We Love MCR Charity to create a Bee Wave within this year’s Great Manchester Run 10k (Sunday 6 September).

We Love MCR Charity supports communities and young people across the city to thrive and grow, and by joining the Bee Wave you have an opportunity to raise funds and contribute towards an amazing cause.

To join the buzz, participants are required to wear bee attire; if you don’t already have an outfit in your hive then you can purchase one during your entry into the event. A contribution from all bee outfit sales will go to the We Love Manchester charity.

We’ve got big plans for the Bee Wave… think thousands of stripy runners, a waggle dance warm-up, beespoke race numbers, a buzzing on course entertainment zone, and a hive of activity from start to finish line. So don your wings and fly the flag for Manchester. It’s going to be the bee’s knees!


The Great Manchester Run takes participants on an entertainment-packed 10k and half marathon journey, with roaring crowds cheering you on every step of the way.

Starting in the heart of the city on Portland Street, runners will soak up the atmosphere and music all the way to the finish line in Deansgate, passing iconic entertainment and cheer zones every 500m of the course.

So if you're looking for the greatest start line, the greatest atmosphere, the greatest support and the greatest course, take your place on the start line of the city's GREATEST running event! 

If you want to take part in the Great Manchester Run 10k and start in the Bee Wave, all you need to do is enter by clicking the button below, and selecting the 'bee wave' option in the entry form. 


Sign up for the Great Manchester Run 10k today and select the 'bee wave' option in the entry form