Great Manchester Run

The Run

Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets in 2021. Take your place on the 10k or HM start line and soak up that buzzing atmosphere. If you’re going to do a run in Manchester, make it the greatest.

10K Early Entry £39.00
HM Early Entry £46.00

Event Info

The UK’s biggest 10k is back. Get ready for an unforgettable 10k or half marathon journey through the streets of Manchester. Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the buzzing atmosphere and booming Manc anthems all the way to the finish line on Deansgate.

With entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture at every kilometre, some of the best (and loudest!) crowd support anywhere in the world, and all the action televised live on the BBC, this is an event day experience like no other.

We understand that there may be uncertainty over what is and isn’t going to be possible this year, but we want to give you the confidence to book your place knowing exactly what will happen if we can’t deliver the event as planned, or if you are personally effected by the pandemic.

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.

Secure your entry at last year’s price if you enter before 23:59 on Monday 8 February 2021.

You're in safe
hands

We’re all dealing with some unexpected challenges to the way we live at the moment but we’re still working hard to bring you a brilliant event. We’re pulling out all the stops to make it a fantastic day, while doing everything we can to keep you safe. Please take the time to read our information and FAQs, which we hope answers any questions you may have.

Junior & Mini
Great Manchester Run

And the day of running is not just for grown ups. Why not get your little people involved too in the Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run

March Accumulator Challenge

Run For
Charity

If you are looking to run to raise money for a charity close to your heart or help to support a good cause there are hundreds of charity running places available to choose from. You may be able to secure a charity entry by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.

Great Manchester Run
ENGIE Business Challenge

If you and a group of colleagues want to take on a running event together, for charity, a fitness goal or perhaps just have fun as a team, why not enter a team into the ENGIE Business Challenge at the next Great Manchester Run.


Great Manchester Run
on Facebook

Join the Great Manchester Run social community on Facebook for support, tips, updates and more.

The Route

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.

10K Early Entry £39.00
HM Early Entry £46.00

The Course

Half Marathon Route
10k Route

The Reward

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.

10K Early Entry £39.00
HM Early Entry £46.00

What You
Get

Before the event

We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

  • Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip
  • Access to training plans to keep you on track
  • Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors
  • Support and advice all the way up to event day
  • Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving
  • A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey

On event day

Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information
  • Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
  • Closed roads offering a safe running environment
  • Food and drink options to refuel
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish

After the event

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days 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.

Make It
Personal

Why not celebrate your run with a personalised iTAB medal attachment? Your iTAB will be engraved with your name and finish time and fits perfectly onto the ribbon of your Great South Run medal. Just £7.99 including postage and packing

Great Run
Solo

Great Run Solo virtual running challenges are designed to keep you moving, push you further, and to help you train for your next Great Run event. Choose your challenge today.

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