ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2016


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Take on 26.2 miles around flattest and fastest course at the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon.

With only 55m of elevation gain, this race is a personal best winner. Starting and finishing at the iconic Old Trafford Stadium, the route sweeps through the whole of Manchester.

Cancer Research UK is the only charity fighting over 200 types of cancer including the one that is closest to you. Your support will go towards the £17 million that is spent every year on research in Manchester by more than 2000 locally based researchers in collaboration with the Christie Hospital and the University of Manchester.

Thanks to your in 2014, our More Tomorrow’s campaign successfully funded the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, a brand new state-of-the-art research laboratory based in central Manchester.

All the money raised from this event, again, will be used to fund research in the Manchester area, for more information on the work Cancer Researck UK does in Manchester please click here.

Join the Cancer Research UK community to receive training and fundraising tips, along with much more, by joining our Facebook event page.

Race day information

We want to make sure that you have a brilliant race day.

We'll be out along the course to cheer you on, and we'll have a post race reception, with refreshments and a massage, at the finish line. We can't wait to meet you.

Any questions? Contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461 or email

Did you know...

Cancer Research UK funded important clinical trials showing that radiotherapy can prevent tumours coming back after surgery for early breast cancer.

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