2021 Manchester Marathon

Manchester Marathon

Get your charity place

Get a charity place for just £20 when you pledge to fundraise at least £500. Together we will beat cancer.

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Help out on the day

Join our dedicated event team to support our participants on the day.

Take on 26.2 miles around one of the UK's flattest and fastest courses at the 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. 

Join our team today to receive training and fundraising tips, your FREE CRUK technical running top and lots more!

Join the Cancer Research UK online community by liking our CRUK Challengers Facebook page.

Race day information

We'll be there on the day to cheer you on every step of the way!  Come find us in our charity marquee for food, drink and a massage.  Don't forget to look out for our cheerers along the course, for that extra boost!

Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.

Support for you

Practical fundraising help

Get practical advice and useful tools such as planners and posters, to help you start fundraising.

Training tips and advice

We've teamed up with the experts to give you the very best training support and advice for your event.

Get your cheering pack

This includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks. To get yours, email supporter.services@cancer.org.uk or call 0300 123 5461.