AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run

Mini Entry (3-8 yrs) £19 Junior Entry (9-15 yrs) £19
Start 10:00 am

There are less than 100 places left for the AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run! Last year was a sell out too, so make sure you sign up and join the fun before it’s too late.

Make some noise for the biggest – and, in our humble opinion, best – kids’ run in the North West! The AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run is back on Saturday 25th May 2024. Join us at the Etihad Campus in Manchester, the day before the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run, giving the younger ones their own day to take centre stage with fancy dress, high-fives, and lots of local support!  It’s an incredible event and all part of the iconic Great Manchester Run weekend of running. Come and be a part of it!

Find your superpower

We want each and every one of our young runners, and spectators, to discover their own superpower – whether it’s racing, fundraising or being a superstar spectator. We’re also inviting our enthusiastic runners (big and small!) to come in superhero fancy dress on the day! We’re thinking capes, eye masks and something else to showcase your own power…

Mini entrants (3-8 yrs) must run with a parent, each child should be entered into the event. Junior entrants do not need to be accompanied by an adult although this can be requested upon entry if required, each child should be entered into the event.

View 2024 Event Guide Here

What makes it Great?

Safe and secure route on closed roads

Plenty of cheers & high fives from local supporters

T-shirt for kids to run in and shiny finisher's medal

On course entertainment including bands on the run

Lots of photo opportunities including official event photos to purchase

Unforgettable finish line experience

Event village with exhibitors, food and drinks to enjoy post run

Event Timetable: 25 May 2024

Please note: Provisional timetable is subject to change.

Information point open
Mini assembly open
Mini warm up
Mini waves start
Mascot dash
Junior assembly open
Junior warm up
Junior Red wave start
Junior Blue wave start

2023 Highlights

Find Your

This year’s theme is ‘Finding Your Superpower’ so don’t forget to get your best super hero fancy dress prepared to wear on the day.

If you’re planning on being a superstar spectator on Saturday, we want to see who you’re cheering on and your encouraging messages of support. Download our spectator signs, print them out, colour them in, and bring them along on race day. We’ll be looking out for the best ones!

It's Fun to Run

Find Runner Photos
Brilliant. Such an opportunity for children to get involved in running and enjoy a sport all together.
Lovely memories made by completing this event and running with my child, both of us enjoyed it.
A gorgeous event to be a part of for the whole family. Loved it all!
The atmosphere was amazing and the volunteers were really enthusiastic and helpful.
Both my kids did the event and they loved it. So well organised and super atmosphere.
What a fantastic day, thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who made today possible.

Route Map

We’ve made some exciting updates to the route for 2024. Junior and Mini runners will start on the track in the Manchester Regional Arena, with a view of the Etihad Stadium in the background, before making their way around the Stadium and under the Nexen Bridge. A grandstand finish awaits in the Manchester Regional Arena where spectators will be waiting to cheer our future running stars over the finish line.

Route may be subject to change


What You Get

On top of lots of high fives and cheering supporters and an incredible sense of achievement, all runners will get:

  • A t-shirt to run in, and shiny medal to show to all of your friends
  • Spot prizes for best fancy dress
  • Edible treats when you cross the finish line
  • A safe, secure and fun filled route
  • Bragging rights of being part of the biggest and best kids running events.

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