Great Manchester Run
What Makes It Great?
See You in 2023
Earlybird entries have now closed. Don’t worry if you missed out, you can still enter and be part of the action in 2023*.
Join us for another spectacular running celebration in the heart of Manchester on Sunday 21 May 2023, as we celebrate 20 years of the Great Manchester Run.
Great Manchester Run entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (Half marathon) on the day of the event.
If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.
*Entry price includes booking fee (£2 per entry).
Great Manchester Run
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Manchester’s original running event boasts a city centre start and finish, with Half Marathon and 10k routes taking runners out of the city past the iconic football stadiums! Soak up the best of the Mancunian spirit with this course which lends itself to a great PB.
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Please note course may be subject to change.
On The Course
We’ve got brand new and enhanced entertainment zones, bands and other live acts, charity cheering zones, and pacers running to the beat of their own music to keep your motivation high along the course. See the entertainment map for details.
The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great Manchester Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.
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What You Get
Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get…
- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
- A shiny new, Great Manchester Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
- Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!
- Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
- Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done!
We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events for 2023. You can choose to forgo you finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here.
We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.
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Great Manchester Run
You may be able to secure a Great Manchester Run charity entry with one of our charities below by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.
The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let’s make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.
Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy, your determination to help us find a cure. We know that training for a run isn’t easy. But we need you to beat that snooze button, beat the weather, beat the wall – beat everything that stands between you and the finish line.
Run for us and join the race to beat dementia.
When you run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You run for the people you love. You run for mums, for dads, for brothers, for sisters, for friends, for loved ones. You run to fund research that helps to keep families together. One life saving breakthrough at a time.
Champions like you have helped get them this far – heart transplants, clot busting drugs, genetic testing and so much more. So join the BHF, and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, you can beat heartbreak forever.
Join an army of Team Christie supporters and put your best foot forward at Manchester’s biggest and best day of running!
The Christie is committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, and education. With every step you take around the city centre streets you will be helping us to achieve our ultimate goal of a future without cancer.
Whether it is your first or your fifteenth run, the extra-special atmosphere and Team Christie encouragement will ensure you never forget crossing that famous finish line. Be part of something special; choose The Christie!
With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.
Manchester Foundation Trust Charity supports continuing excellence in treatment, research and care in our family of hospitals across Manchester and Trafford, including Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
As a charity our mission is simple: to support the excellence in treatment, research and care we provide to our patients each and every day. We want to make a real difference to the people we treat – young and old – by making sure that they continue to receive the very best treatment in the very best facilities. We do this by focussing our fundraising efforts on three key areas – treatment, research and care.
The Wellspring supports the people of Stockport that are homeless or at risk of losing their home. We provide the resources, experience, and care that they need to become a real part of the community that we all share. Our professional staff and dedicated volunteers are there to work through the complex and individual challenges of every service user and help them make positive changes.
Making a real difference to people’s lives means understanding what they are going through. Our services and knowledge respond to a combination of issues surrounding housing, physical & mental health, domestic violence, substance misuse, debt, unemployment, illiteracy, and social exclusion.
And with the help of our supporters, we are always there.
We give heart, hope and opportunity to Mancunians – when they need it most. Our unique Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund supports ambitions young people who don’t have the Bank of Mum and Dad to succeed. There’s no shortage of ambition and talent here, but for too many young Mancunians their circumstances are holding them back. We remove the barriers to their next steps to success by paying for what they need to succeed in Work, Qualifications and Entrepreneurship. And when Covid struck, we created the £1m Community Response Fund – improving and saving lives by tackling problems created by the pandemic. Help us by running our great city!
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Join the team today and with each step you take, each pound you raise, and every conversation you have, you will be a champion of mental health, ensuring that everyone has somewhere to turn to for support and advice.
The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s helicopters and HEMS response vehicles operate 365 days a year, with highly skilled specialist doctors and HEMS paramedics on board providing enhanced pre-hospital care and hospital transfers to patients across the entire North West region each year – an area covering 5,500 square miles and over 8 million people. The charity is completely reliant on public and corporate donations to keep the North West Air Ambulance Charity service operational and helping to save lives, needing to raise over £9.5 million a year to support its lifesaving service. For more information on the North West Air Ambulance Charity or to donate, please visit www.nwairambulance.org.uk or call 0800 587 4570.
The NSPCC are the Uk’s leading children’s charity and we are passionate about the work we do. We want to answer every call, reach every child when they need help, and keep adapting to whatever challenge is thrown at us.
Around 90 per cent of our income comes from our supporters – people like you, who decide to take a stand and help protect children. Join the team today and together we can help keep children safe.
We are Dementia UK – the specialist dementia nurse charity. Right now, there is no cure for dementia, but there is care. And care can change lives.
That’s why Dementia UK is here. Our nurses, called Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. For families living with dementia, they can be a lifeline.
When you support our charity, you’re helping us grow the number of specialist dementia nurses so they can provide life-changing care to more families when they need it most. With your help, no one will have to face dementia alone.
We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join our Great Manchester Run team today and help us achieve this vision.
We’re leading the fight against the UK’s biggest and growing health crisis. And it’s a fight that involves us all – sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together.
Diabetes is a serious and often hidden condition, so without access to crucial information and support people experience life-changing and potentially fatal complications.
It’s our job to tackle the diabetes crisis. We’re here to prevent Type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by all types of diabetes, and fund research that will one day lead us to a cure.
#TeamRMHCUk will be returning to the streets of Manchester to take on the Great Manchester Run, and we’d love for you to join us. Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free accommodation and support for families with children in hospital. When the best medical care isn’t close to home, a Ronald McDonald House keeps families together. With 12 Houses across the UK, we provide free home away from home accommodation to families with children having treatment in partnered NHS hospitals. Just £25 can help support a family for one night which will make the world of difference to families in need.
St Ann’s Hospice is a charity which cares for thousands of people across Greater Manchester with life-limiting illnesses every year. Around a third of St Ann’s funding comes from the NHS, the rest from donations and the kind support of people who raise money to help patients and their families. Every penny makes a real difference to those who really need it–right when they need it most. By running for the hospice and joining #TeamStAnn’s, you’ll have access training and nutrition advice, regular training runs and your very own running vest. Do something amazing, run for St Ann’s Hospice!
A Smile for a Child
Action against Medical Accidents
Beyond Bea Charity
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust
British Red Cross
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Child Bereavement UK
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust
Francis House Children’s Hospice
George House Trust
Home Instead Charities UK
Home Start Uk
Home-Start Trafford Salford & Wigan
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Manchester Aid To Kosovo
Michael Carrick Foundation
Mind in Salford
MS Therapy Centre (NW)
Orphans in Need
Paws for Kids
Peaches Womb Camcer Trust
Pets as Therapy
Prevent Breast Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Albert Kennedy Trust
The Childrens Society
The Lewy Body Society
The LGBT Foundation
The Mariposa Trust
The Natalie Kate Moss Trust
The Neuromuscular Centre
The Rossendale Trust
The Vegetarian Society
Tommy’s Together for every baby
Unique Kidz and Co
Wellbeing of Women
Young Lives vs Cancer
Zurich Community Trust