2024 Great Manchester Run Half Marathon

marathon of the north runner
Manchester City Centre - Portland Street Manchester
Half marathon

Get a Charity Place

Charity places are now closed for the 2024 Great Manchester Half Run

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Help out on the day

Join our dedicated team of volunteers to support our participants on the day.

The Great Manchester Run Half Marathon is a fantastic 13.1 mile route taking in the Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford & the Mancunian Way.

The Great Manchester Run Half Marathon is one of the newest Great Run events and with live bands and Cancer Research UK cheer points along route, it is the perfect event for taking the next step on your running journey.

The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street and will take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. You will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s set and the remarkable landmark the Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line.

If you don’t feel ready for the half marathon then don’t worry as The Great Manchester Run 10k takes place on the same day and entries are now open.

Get a charity place for just £20 when you pledge to fundraise a minimum of £300. Together we will beat cancer.

Race day information

On the day we will be out on the course at our charity cheer bus ready and waiting to scream your name, so make sure you keep an eye out as you run the course. After you have finished make sure you join us at our postrace reception, where we can congratulate you personally.

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.

Did you know...

Cancer Research UK discovered a protein called p53, the ‘guardian of the genome’ that helps to protect our cells from becoming cancerous.

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