Essentials – Your Guide To The Great Manchester Run

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WITH the Great Manchester Run around the corner, here’s everything you need to know about Europe’s biggest 10K event, and the UK’s third biggest mass participation road race.


Now you’ve got your bib number, your kit is ready to go, you’ve trained for the 10K distance – take a few minutes and read your event guide so that you know everything there is to know ahead of Sunday!


The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. 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.

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!


Forgot anything? Here’s a checklist for you to print out and use on the day!


It’s going to be warm, but cloudy, with around a 50% chance of rain. For a weather forecast closer to the time, check here for information


Share your post-run selfies with free WiFi available at the start/finish area – use #GreatManchesterRun on Twitter. Follow @great_run on Twitter and Instagram, and like



Come along to Deansgate and Albert Square on Friday night to see the Co-operative Bank Great CityGames Manchester for absolutely free. Witness top quality athletics action from Greg Rutherford, Trayvon Bromell, and Tiffany Porter among many others. For more information visit


Here is a little inspiration & motivation to get you going from the amazing poet, Tony Walsh!