Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run

Entries for the 2020 Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run are now open!

The events are heading back to Sportcity on the morning of Saturday 23 May, giving the children taking part the chance to enjoy a day of events all to themselves.

Kickstarting a weekend of running in the city, you will have the chance to cheer on the kids on Saturday, and then enjoy your own journey to the finish line in either the 10k or the half marathon on Sunday 24 May.  We hope to see you all there.


Great Run Mascot Competition

We’d like to invite our younger customers to demonstrate their creativity and passion for sport, by developing an original design, name and backstory of the future, official Great Run mascot.

The winning design will be turned into the official mascot of the Great Run's series of events and the winner will also receive:

  • A Golden Family Ticket to a 2020 Great Run event of your choice, including our flagship event the Great North Run (based on 2 adults and up to 3 children)
  • Personalised iTAB medal souvenir (only applies to Junior and Senior participants
  • Official Great Run hoodie for all the family
  • Interview with prize winner, presented with framed image of their winning design. To be presented by Great Run Chairman Brendan Foster, at Junior and Mini Great North Run, Saturday 12 September 2020.

The Great Run mascot will make its first appearance in digital form on Sunday 28 June, which just happens to be the Great North Run’s birthday. They will then make their first public appearance at this year’s Junior and Mini Great North Run on Saturday 12 September.

Competition closes 12 noon, Friday 13 March 2020.

Click here for further details on rules, terms and to download your handy worksheet.

Mascot Competition

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How to enter

Make it a Great day out for all the family in Manchester

2.3K Junior (9 - 15 yrs)

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Price: £16 per entry
Be part of a great day of sport at the Junior Great Manchester Run (9-15 years). Please note: Junior runners must not be accompanied by an adult unless there is a special requirement that necessitates adult accompaniment.

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1.5K Mini (3 - 8 yrs)

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Price: £15 per entry
Be part of a great day of sport at the Mini Great Manchester Run (3-8 years)

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